When an Indiana University student is arrested, he or she will often face personal misconduct proceedings at IU. This process starts with written notice from the Office of Student Conduct regarding an allegation of misconduct. The student will then proceed to a Judicial Conference, and for serious violations, this can lead to a Formal Hearing. The disciplinary process can result in anything from dismissal of the action to suspension or even expulsion.
We know the unique challenges that a student faces following an arrest. We work to develop a strategy to keep students in school.
Nearly all cases involving alleged personal misconduct by an Indiana student result in a Judicial Conference.
Our experienced attorneys prepare students for this meeting and how to respond to allegations. When you need a Bloomington lawyer to prepare for a Judicial Conference, Gibson Law Office can help.
Preparation for Formal Hearings is critical, and the help of an attorney experienced in student discipline can make a meaningful difference.
A Bloomington attorney from Gibson Law Office can help the student prepare to present evidence and witnesses at the hearing. Our attorneys can also attend the hearing and provide guidance.
A decision found in a Formal Hearing isn’t always final - especially when it was not based on a preponderance of evidence or that the student was deprived of due process. Gibson Law Office can assist students in Review Board written appeals and hearings.
If you are an international student charged with a crime, you need the proactive representation of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.
Indiana University has a large international student population. And when an international student is arrested, they are often worried about possible immigration consequences.
Gibson Law Office attorneys have 20 years of experience representing college students, including those on an F-1 visa.
College students sometimes fail to appreciate the possible collateral consequences of a criminal conviction and appear in court without an attorney. This can be particularly dangerous for international students.
In extreme cases, the Provost may become involved and decide to summarily suspend a student. If you are an IU student who has received a summary suspension, contact Gibson Law Office immediately.
Our Bloomington attorneys can help you appeal the summary suspension and request a Formal Hearing.
Attorney Brett Gibson graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1997. He knows the high value that employers place on an IU education. As a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience, he also understands how a criminal arrest can impact a person in the job market.
If you are an IU student or alumni who entered a diversion agreement, you are eligible to expunge the arrest records one year after charges were filed. OWI, possession of marijuana, and other misdemeanor convictions are eligible for expungement 5 years after the conviction date. It is unlawful discrimination for employers to ask about expunged criminal records in a job application.
More importantly, expungement allows employers to focus on your IU degree and not your criminal case.
If you are an IU student or alumni who has a criminal arrest or conviction, call Gibson Law Office. You may be eligible to expunge your criminal history right now and our Bloomington expungement attorneys can help.