Student Disciplinary Hearings

Attending college in Florida can be a great experience, filled with moments of ejoyment and excitement. With schools like the University of North Florida, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and other schools in this area, students have many great options to choose from. If you are a college student in this area, and you are facing disciplinary penalties, your future as a student may be at risk.

Disciplinary hearings can result from, bullying, hazing, drug possession charges, underage DUI charges, and other more serious crimes. The results of the hearing could significantly affect your ability to complete or further your education. With so much at stake, it is essential that you contact an experienced Jacksonville student disciplinary hearing lawyer. 


In some cases, you have the opportunity to bring an adviser with you in the hearing. Jacksonville student disciplinary hearing lawyer Bill Roelke can assist you during this critical time. As a knowledgeable defense attorney, Bill Roelke can advise you on the procedures associated with a student disciplinary hearing. He can ensure that you are making the best legal decisions for your situation that could potentially help you avoid serious consequences.

Call Roelke Law today at (904) 354-0333 to set up a free consultation on your study disciplinary hearing. Your first consultation is free, and will begin the process of forming a defense that is vital to your future.

Role of the Attorney in a Student Disciplinary Hearing

During the student disciplinary hearing, an attorney usually:

  • Accompanies the student to the disciplinary hearing
  • Ensures the hearing officer follows all due process requirements and procedures properly
  • Helps the student prepare witnesses and exhibits
  • Prepares cross-examination questions for witnesses who will testify against the student
  • Assists the student in any other way possible during the entire process

In the event that the ruling doesn’t go in the students favor, the attorney can help the college student prepare an appeal to the Dean or other college officials. If a criminal prosecution will result from the ruling, an attorney can also start on the process of building a defense for the defendant.

Potential Punishments for Student Disciplinary Hearings in Florida

The disciplinary proceeding can be based on academic misconduct, or law violations that occur off campus and do not involve any college or university function or activity. Potential punishments as a result of student disciplinary hearings include:

Expulsion - A student expelled from school is forced to leave a school system by the administration and not allowed to return either for the rest of the academic year or permanently.

Reprimand - In some cases, a reprimand is given for minor misconduct and is not generally considered part of the student's permanent disciplinary record. The reprimand may also refer the student to an educational or counseling program.

Probation - a probation can include restrictions that usually involve inability to participate in athletic programs or functions at the school, and the inability to drive a motor vehicle on campus for a specified period of time.

Suspension - If a student is suspended, he will be removed from the educational institution for a specific time period. If a suspension is imposed, the university or college will then typically notify the parents. During the period of suspension, the student is not generally allowed to complete any classes that can be transferred to the university or college towards completion of their degree.

Roelke Law, P.A. | Jacksonville Student Disciplinary Hearing Lawyer

If you are facing disciplinary action from your educational institution in St. Augustine, Keystone Heights, Baldwin, Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs, or the surrounding areas, contact Roelke Law today for a consultation. Bill Roelke is a dedicated Jacksonville defense attorney who will use his knowledge and experience to keep your educational dreams on track.

Contact Bill Roelke at (904) 354-0333 for a consultation about your case. Your initial consultation is free and is a critical step in defending yourself against your allegations.

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