Title IX Defense Lawyer in Lynchburg
Legal Counsel For Individuals Undergoing a Title IX Investigation
If you are found guilty of a Title IX violation, you could be suspended, expelled, or designated as a sex offender on your permanent transcripts.
If you have been accused of misconduct under Title IX, it is crucial to retain the services of a skilled lawyer who not only knows how schools investigate and pursue these allegations, but who also has a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system. Misconduct under Title IX may also have criminal consequences. Our defense attorney at A. R. Pike Law Firm has handled hundreds of cases and knows how to build effective legal strategies to obtain fair outcomes for individuals facing allegations. We will use our considerable knowledge of the law to work toward a favorable result on your behalf.
Schedule your case review by calling us at (434) 264-5444.
What Is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law, 20 U.S.C. §1681, enacted in 1972 prohibiting gender-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive government funding. Since almost every college and university accepts some kind of federal funding, Title IX applies at almost every school. These schools are required to investigate many sex-based allegations of misconduct and consider relevant evidence submitted by the accused person. The accused can suggest witnesses, offer written and electronic evidence like text messages, and can even appeal an unfavorable decision.
The Role of a Title IX Defense Lawyer
Title IX cases can be quite complex, and you must be able to adeptly defend yourself to protect your rights and your standing at your college or university. Knowing whether to speak to the Title IX investigator, how much information to provide, and when to provide it is not always intuitive, especially when your words and actions may carry criminal consequences. Whoever made the allegation against you is likely trying to prove your guilt, and the information you give to the investigator could mean the difference between a finding of guilt or innocence. You do not have to face a Title IX investigation alone. You have the right to choose an attorney to defend you. Our Lynchburg Title IX attorney will work closely with you to help you understand the process and build a strong defense for your case. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses and build your case to fight the allegations against you.
We can help defend your rights against various accusations, including:
- Unwanted sexual contact
- Intimate partner violence
- Sexual (and non-sexual) harassment
Discuss Your Case During a Consultation
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, we are committed to helping individuals through the Title IX investigation and disciplinary process. Our lawyer will be by your side throughout your case, providing solid legal counsel to ensure your rights are upheld. We will work hard on your behalf to minimize potential penalties and protect your future.
Assault and Battery Charge Dismissed
Assault and Battery against Family Member Case Dismissed
Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Substance Sentence Reduced
Felony Child Abuse Charge Dismissed
Felony Murder Charge Dismissed
Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Strangulation Charge Dismissed
Trespassing Case Dismissed
Aaron's military service has taught him the importance of exceptional preparedness and zealous advocacy in and out of the courtroom.
Thousands of Cases Handled
As an attorney in the USAF, Aaron was praised for his skills and advocacy by some of the nation's most distinguished judges. As a former prosecutor, Todd tried more than 1,000 criminal defense cases, many involving the most serious charges.
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, we believe each client deserves to be listened to, informed and reassured throughout the process.
Todd received numerous awards as a law student and graduated with distinction before trying several-day jury trials as a prosecutor, developing a civil practice, and joining our firm.
Aaron has served as an officer-attorney for the USAF and has handled hundreds of cases on behalf of men and women in uniform.