Kate is a trained and skilled Title IX advisor and criminal defense attorney. If you have criminal charges that arose from the same incident, Kate can represent you on both. If you are only facing Title IX allegations from your college or university, having a criminal defense attorney as your advisor is to your benefit.
Kate is familiar with the Department of Education Title IX regulations as well as the Sexual Misconduct policies of all major Alabama Universities.
– University of Alabama
– Auburn University
– University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Once you have been notified that an accuser has made an allegation, you have a very limited time to respond to the Title IX office to make a statement and notify them if you’ve selected an advisor.
Today, evidence in these types of cases is usually captured on social media sites like Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok. Kate is experienced in computer forensics and can assist in capturing data to present to the Title IX office.
Kate Furek Law, LLC is a law office in the 21st century. All paperwork can be signed electronically, appointments for calls and Zoom meetings can be booked online, and clients have text access to their attorney. Click here to learn more about Kate’s criminal defense practice.
I'm innocent, I don’t need an advisor
If you’ve already received a formal notice of allegations, navigating a Title IX investigation is an extremely risky move. By the time the Title IX office has opened an investigation, they’ve already determined based exclusively on the accuser’s statement that the conduct is a potential Title IX or Sexual Misconduct violation.
Although the investigation is supposed to be fair and neutral, the allegation alone can be extremely damaging to your reputation and your status.
The 2020 update to the Title IX regulations is over two thousand pages long. While every institution must follow these regulations, your college or university may have their own policies and procedures that they follow. When the consequences are as serious as Title IX, you need an advisor familiar with these procedures in order to preserve your rights.
I've already been sanctioned. Can I appeal?
If you have already been found responsible for a Title IX violation you have the right to appeal. Appeals are highly complex and technical. If the specific appeals process is not followed, your appeal will likely be denied.
Even if you previously used a different advisor, or if you had an institution-appointed advisor, using a trained and certified advisor familiar with the appeals process will ensure you don’t make these technical errors during the appeals process. Navigating the appeals process on your own is nearly impossible.
You have only a few days to notify the Title IX office of your appeal after the final decision is made in your case.
K-12 Title IX
If your K-12 student is involved in a Title IX matter as either a complainant or a respondent, they are still subject to policies from the Department of Education. The procedure for resolving these matters are different from the procedure followed in higher education.
Faculty and staff are also subject to their college or university’s Title IX policy, regardless of whether they’re full or part-time, and regardless of whether the conduct occured on or off campus. Employees may be complainants or respondents and similarly have the right to hire an advisor to assist them in the Title IX process.
Many Title IX accusations expose the respondent to criminal liability. If you are contacted by law enforcement, you have a constitutional right to have a lawyer present with you during any questioning. If you are charged with a crime related to this allegation, your liberty is at stake. Click here to learn more about defending against sex offenses in Alabama.