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Winning A School Expulsion Hearing In Orange County

Law Office of Katie Walsh

A California student can be expelled for a variety of different reasons. Right before a student can be expelled, though, they may need to go to a school expulsion hearing, which gives them the chance to contest their expulsion.

Going over the ways in which you can win a school expulsion hearing in Orange County and, thereby, stay in school while speaking to a California school expulsion lawyer at the Law Office of Katie Walsh will allow you to remain at the school you are enrolled in.

What Is A School Expulsion Hearing?

A student can be expelled for a variety of different reasons. Some of these different reasons are as follows:

  • Using a controlled substance.
  • Possessing alcohol.
  • Assaulting a school employee.
  • Committing extortion.
  • Possessing a knife while on school grounds.

Even though these circumstances can lead to an expulsion, that expulsion is not guaranteed. 

Rather, a student has the right to ask for an expulsion hearing that allows them to contest their expulsion. And, if they are successful, then they will be able to remain in school, as opposed to being kicked out.

How Can You Win A School Expulsion Hearing In Orange County?

To win a school expulsion hearing in Orange County, there are several things that every student must do. But, they must not do these things on their own; they must do them with the assistance of their lawyer.

The most important things that must be done in order for a student and their lawyer to win a school expulsion hearing in Orange County are as follows:

  • Go over the exact reasons why expulsion is being considered.
  • Obtain anything the school intends to bring to the hearing.
  • Go over the information that will be brought to the hearing.
  • Speak with the witnesses who will be there to support the expulsion.
  • Gather any academic records that can be used to contest the expulsion.

Outside of the above actions, the best thing that a student and their lawyer can do is create a strategy.

Or more specifically, the best thing that a student and their lawyer can do is to use the information that they have obtained to create a strategy that allows a student to remain in school.

Just as an example, if there is proof that a student did not commit the violation, then any information used to support this must be gathered, organized, and presented.

On the other hand, if the alleged reason for expulsion definitely occurred, and there is no way of challenging this, then evidence that supports a lighter punishment should be presented.

Regarding the above, if a student has a strong academic record, then this could be used as evidence that they are a good student and that they deserve a second chance.

Speak With An Orange County School Expulsion Hearing Attorney

You and your child have the right to contest a school expulsion. Speak with an Orange County school expulsion hearing attorney at the Law Office of Katie Walsh, and we will assist you and your child in remaining at the school they are enrolled in.

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