Representing Minors in School District Proceedings
If your child is being threatened with school suspension or expulsion, he or she has a right to be represented by an attorney in school district proceedings. In many cases, the involvement of an experienced, dedicated lawyer can make the difference for a child facing serious penalties.
At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we protect the rights of California students who are facing suspension and expulsion. San Mateo school suspension defense lawyer Charles B. Smith is dedicated to providing every client with compassionate and aggressive representation.
Fighting the Serious Consequences of Suspension and Expulsion
Children in California have a right to an education. Suspension and expulsion are serious measures that can interfere with this right and should only be used in the most extreme cases. Unfortunately, these penalties are often overused to deal with infractions such as the following:
- Fighting in school
- Bringing a weapon to school
- Vandalizing school property
- Possessing illegal drugs
If your child is suspended, he or she could miss out on important lessons and be alienated from the school environment. If your child is expelled, he or she may be required to attend a special school for at-risk youth, or you may have to provide home schooling.
We will work to avoid or reduce the measures your child is facing by negotiating with school district officials and representing him or her in formal proceedings. Our goal will be to get your child on the right track without the harmful consequences of a suspension or expulsion.
Call a San Francisco School Expulsion Attorney at 650-425-7703
If your child is facing suspension or expulsion proceedings at school, an experienced defense lawyer may be able to help. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us today. We accept credit cards and are available outside of regular business hours.