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College students today face an uphill battle once the allegation of sexual misconduct is made. Any allegation of sexual misconduct will immediately jeopardize that student’s enrollment and standing. Despite the presence of exonerating evidence, such as witnesses or a text history, Rhode Island schools have been expelling students at an alarming pace. While school’s offer the use of a free “advisor” for these hearings, the immediate engagement of an experienced criminal defense attorney is exactly what is necessary to avoid the harsh consequences of expulsion and a marred student transcript. Contact the Law Office of John E. MacDonald today to schedule your free consultation.
January, 2016: Providence College senior charged with sexual assault due to the allegation on non-consensual sex. After a full hearing, Providence College found the student not responsible for all charges of sexual misconduct and reinstated him. Providence police charges of first degree sexual assault were later dismissed and the criminal case was sealed.
March, 2016: Johnson & Wales senior charged with sexual assault and harassment due to allegations of non-consensual sex at a party. The student was also charged by Pawtucket Police with Second Degree Sexual Assault. After a full hearing, Johnson & Wales found the student not responsible for all charges of sexual misconduct and reinstated him to complete his senior year. The Pawtucket police charges of first degree sexual assault were later dismissed by a grand jury and the criminal case was sealed.
September, 2016: Brown University freshman charged with sexual assault with a female student despite prior consensual encounters with the same student and multiple witnesses to the event demonstrating consent. The female student claimed to be in a “black out” state and did not recall consenting. After a full hearing, Brown University found the student not responsible for sexual misconduct and not discipline was issued.
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