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Vigorous Defense Against Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

Last updated on March 14, 2024

Sexual assault accusations on college campuses throughout North Carolina can have devastating impacts on students’ educational and athletic careers. They can also destroy the reputations and careers of coaches, faculty and staff members.

At The Law Offices of Karen D. Gerber, PLLC, in Winston-Salem, I aggressively work to defend individuals facing these accusations. I understand the sensitive nature of these cases, which can result in federal Title IX actions and possibly criminal charges.

Protecting Your Rights In Title IX Cases

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 mandates that U.S. schools and colleges receiving federal funding cannot discriminate against students because of their gender. The law includes provisions for handling allegations of sexual misconduct, such as assault and harassment. Being accused of sexual misconduct can feel like an overwhelming uphill battle to clear your name.

While governments prosecute rape and other types of sexual assault as crimes, many public institutions decide these cases with administrative hearings. There, the burden of proof is much lower – you can be found guilty based on a “preponderance of evidence” instead of “beyond a reasonable doubt.” While juries must be unanimous in convicting defendants, administrative panels only need a majority to establish guilt. You could also face criminal charges on top of Title IX proceedings.

I am North Carolina criminal defense attorney Karen D. Gerber, a board-certified specialist in state and federal criminal law. I have extensive experience defending individuals in both Title IX administrative cases and criminal proceedings.

With nearly two decades of experience, I will steadfastly protect your rights. I will scrutinize the case against you and assess the strongest defense. This may include utilizing federal SafeSport protections, which evolved in the wake of the #MeToo movement to ensure due process for those accused of sexual misconduct.

Talk To A Tenacious Defense Attorney To Protect You

If you face a Title IX accusation or a criminal sexual assault charge, call The Law Offices of Karen D. Gerber, PLLC, at 336-725-6611 or email me, and I’ll set up a free consultation. Don’t let an unfounded accusation determine your future.