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Academic Cheating

Academic Cheating Defense Lawyer in Wilmington

Hire A Skilled Academic Lawyer: (910) 595-1377

Academic dishonesty is one of the most serious and reputation-damaging accusations a college student can face. If you have been accused of academic cheating and are facing disciplinary action, it is vital you retain the services of a skilled Wilmington academic lawyer to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.

Charges of this type can bring numerous harsh consequences if not successfully defended, including loss of financial aid, loss of credit for already completed coursework, suspension for one or more terms, or permanent dismissal from a college. A skilled Wilmington academic attorney at James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law, P.A. can provide top-quality legal guidance and craft a custom-tailored strategy aimed at maintaining your innocence.

Countless clients have trusted Attorney Rutherford for the following reasons:

  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for superior ethics and skill
  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar
  • More than 19 years of proven legal experience
  • Prestigious Super Lawyers® inclusion

​​​​​​Schedule a free consultation today to review your legal options.

Do I Have a Right to An Attorney?

If you have been accused of cheating, it is highly likely that you will be required to attend an academic disciplinary hearing to face your allegations and plead your innocence. Depending on your school’s policies, you may or may not be able to have an attorney represent you at this hearing. If your student manual should dictate that you may not have an attorney present, a lawyer from the firm can still provide invaluable legal guidance and help ensure you are fully prepared for this hearing.

A academic lawyer can help you with the following:

  • Examining your school’s honor code
  • Negotiating for a reduced punishment
  • Determining if your conduct was indeed prohibited
  • Advocating for a confidential withdrawal

In many cases, honest students are accused of cheating due to misunderstandings or a professor’s overreaction. Whatever the case may be, Attorney Rutherford can examine the circumstances of your situation and use his vast legal expertise to ensure your rights are protected during this frightening time.

Protect Your Future – Call (910) 595-1377

In some cases, university disciplinary files can be made available to future employers and greatly limit a person’s employment opportunities. You have worked hard throughout your academic career – do not let a single moment haunt you for the rest of your life. Let a lawyer from James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law, P.A. defend your academic record and give you a fighting chance.

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