Defend Your Rights In The Courtroom

Skilled, Strategic Defense For Students Facing School Disciplinary Proceedings

Every student has the right to an education – including kids who have been accused of wrongdoing. Unfortunately, school discipline policies and procedures are often reactionary, unevenly enforced and disproportionate to the offense that was allegedly committed. As a result, students are sometimes denied access to an education because the school or district didn’t respond appropriately to the situation.

If your child is facing a school disciplinary hearing, it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney. In Nassau and Suffolk counties, the firm to call is Mary C. Hartill, PLLC, Attorney at Law. Ms. Hartill has been representing elementary through high school students and families in disciplinary hearings for more than 15 years. She will ensure that your child’s rights are protected and will work to resolve the dispute in the most favorable manner available.

Ready To Respond To Any Type Of Accusation

There are a variety of allegations that could result in your child facing threats of long-term suspension, expulsion or even criminal charges. Common examples include:

  • Inappropriate speech or language
  • Fighting or violence in school
  • Allegations of bullying
  • Making threats on the internet
  • Possession of drugs

Students accused of these offenses are often disproportionately punished because principals, superintendents and school boards give in to pressure from other parents who want them to take swift and decisive action. This is one reason why it is so important to seek the help of an experienced attorney.

Ms. Hartill has a strong track record of working with schools and principals to reach amicable agreements and outcomes that are fair to the child. If your student is facing criminal charges as well as disciplinary measures, you can count on Ms. Hartill’s considerable experience as a criminal defense attorney.

Discuss Your Rights And Legal Options For Free

With offices in Riverhead and Port Jefferson, New York, Mary C. Hartill, PLLC, Attorney at Law, represents students and families throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties. You can take advantage of a free initial consultation by calling 631-987-5833 or by submitting an online contact form.