If you believe there might be the slightest chance you’re being investigated in a criminal matter, don’t say another word to anyone. Call us immediately. We can help.
Many people think they can talk their way out of a difficult situation. That’s the last thing you want to try. The police are experts at getting you to say things that can be held against you later in court. Losing your freedom is a devastating experience.
Andre A. Hakes – Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes & DUI Attorney
Leila B. Higgins-Fleishman – Criminal Defense & Traffic Attorney
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We have four offices conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra (Across from Food Lion), Harrisonburg, and Staunton, Virginia.
The following are questions (with answers) we receive on a regular basis. We hope they’re helpful:
Who is covered under the University of Virginia’s Title IX Policy (Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and other forms of Interpersonal Violence)?
The policy applies to students registered or enrolled for credit or non-credit bearing coursework, university employees, faculty, staff, medical center employees, wage employees including temps, research staff, contractors, vendors, visitors, guests and other third parties when the misconduct occurs on grounds or other property owned or controlled by the university.
What is the role of the University of Virginia’s Title IX Coordinator?
This person is charged with monitoring compliance with Title IX, organizing education and training, coordinating the university’s investigation, response and resolution of all reports, and ensuring appropriate actions to eliminate prohibited conduct.
Who is informed when a report of sexual misconduct under Title IX is made?
Under the University of Virginia’s policy, a complainant may choose to report an incident to the university, law enforcement, both or to neither. Complainants may simultaneously purse criminal and disciplinary actions. The university urges complainants to report information immediately to local law enforcement, including the Albemarle County Police, City of Charlottesville Police and the University Police.
What happens after I’m arrested?
It all depends on the Commonwealth Attorney whether or not you are charged with a crime. Sometimes after an arrest, the person is never charged. Other times the charges are dropped or dismissed. Ultimately, you could be tried or something less. Whether you talk or not can make a difference, especially if you say something that may seal your fate. Our advice, never talk to the police. Ask for an attorney right away.
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