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Title IX Cases

Santa Rosa Title IX Defense Lawyer

Defending Sonoma State Students & Other Students

For many college students, college is the first time being on their own in the adult world, away from the protection of their home and family. What could have started as an exhilarating time of freedom and learning could quickly become a nightmare. With heavy media coverage on cases like Brock Turner’s conviction, allegations and charges of sexual assault or rape on college campuses are becoming a frequent occurrence. It is a sad reality that not all of these allegations are truthful or pointed towards the correct person. If you or your child is currently under the scrutiny of such allegations, you need to retain the legal counsel of an experienced Santa Rosa Title IX defense attorney as soon as you are able. I, Joe Bisbiglia, have represented other college students that have faced serious criminal charges.

Schedule a confidential case evaluation with my firm today.

Students Facing Sex Crime Charges

When a student faces charges of sexual harassment or assault, universities will often handle the matter internally. Even though there is an accompanying criminal case, universities and colleges will hold their own investigations and administer their own penalties. It is vital to seek representation from a skilled Santa Rosa Title IX defense lawyer because these investigations and punishments are often politically charged.

Sanctions administered by a college or university could include:

  • Loss of scholarships
  • Loss of campus privileges
  • Academic probation
  • Expulsion from your school

In Title IX cases, the decision of whether a student is guilty or not is determined with a 60-day time limit and decided by administrators, staff, faculty, or even other students. These individuals are not trained on how to assess evidence and can be incredibly biased. Because most educational entities are driven to handle these kinds of affairs quickly and quietly, the person under scrutiny is not guaranteed a fair hearing. When you call my criminal defense firm, I can step in and ensure that you or your child is getting the defense they need.

Retain 20 Years of Experience Today

As a dedicated and seasoned Santa Rosa Title IX attorney, I have helped other college students overcome the accusations against them. Not only am I well versed in the complexities of sex crime defense, but I have represented thousands of criminal cases in the Santa Rosa area. If you are a college student or you are the parent of a college student that needs help, contact my office today, and we will set you up with a confidential consultation.

You can reach my office at (707) 659-0901 or by filling out an online form.

Have Questions?

Criminal Defense FAQ
  • I am innocent—do I still need a criminal defense attorney?
    Yes! If you have been arrested there is a chance you may be convicted, even if you truly did nothing wrong. Having a Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia on your side can aggressively fight to protect you from false charges. An experienced attorney can make all the difference when standing up for you so your choice of representation is a very important one.
  • What is the difference between probation and parole?
    Parole takes place after a person has spent time in prison, whereas probation may be used as an actual alternative criminal sentence. Parole is usually used to monitor a person who has been released from jail. Probation is a criminal sentence for those convicted of lesser offenses.
  • How does the prosecution determine the charges I will face?
    The prosecution will look to convict you on charges they feel have sufficient evidence for a conviction. A case will typically be dropped if the prosecution feels that there is not enough evidence to reach a conviction. What constitutes enough evidence to the prosecutor is up to their discretion.
  • What is a grand jury?
    Grand juries are made up of individuals used to determine if enough evidence exists in order to take a case to trial. A grand jury will use witness testimony, documentation, and other evidence in reaching its determination. The grand jury will decide whether the case will go to trial in the end.
  • Will I be arrested for refusing to give police a statement?
    Exercising you right to silence cannot be used against you. You are protected from testifying against yourself by the Fifth Amendment. If a police officer is trying to intimidate you into giving a statement, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney immediately.


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