A Trusted Defender to Safeguard Your or Your Child’s Future

Navigate your College or Graduate School Disciplinary System With A Lawyer Who Has 25+ Years of Experience Fighting for Students’ Rights

When a student is facing disciplinary action, life as you know it is at risk – education, scholarships, reputation, career opportunities, and more. You need swift, decisive action from a proven lawyer who understands exactly what you’re going through. One who knows first hand what you’re going through because he has faced charges himself.

Call me to discuss your situation and determine if I can help you

Scott J. Limmer

As Your Lawyer, I Promise to

Listen

to your story and learn what’s happened.

Explain

the legal process and give you expert advice.

Advocate

on your behalf and defend your rights every step of the way.

Student Defense FAQs

How do I know if I’ve plagiarized?

The following acts constitute plagiarism:

  • Directly copying another’s works without citation
  • Copying from another person’s exam
  • Submitting someone else’s work
  • Soliciting an outside entity to create or complete an assignment on your behalf
  • Resubmitting works from one class for another class (self-plagiarism)
  • Improperly citing resources intentionally or unintentionally

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What are the punishments or penalties for plagiarism?

If a student is found responsible for plagiarism the penalties may include:

  • Getting a zero on the assignment
  • Getting a grade knocked down one letter (e.g., from a B to a C)
  • Failing the class
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • A permanent mark on the transcript

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What is Title IX, exactly?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits any educational institution that receives federal financial assistance (such as grants or student loans) from discriminating on the basis of sex. Read more about Title IX Violations.

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Is my school district, college, or university covered by Title IX?

All public school districts are covered by Title IX because they receive some federal financial assistance and operate education programs. All public colleges and universities and nearly all private colleges and universities are covered because they receive assistance by participating in federal student aid programs. There are some private schools that do not receive any federal assistance, and Title IX does not apply to them. Additionally, some schools are specifically exempt from certain parts of Title IX.

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I violated my school’s code of conduct for a drug or alcohol violation. What should I do?

It is very important for you to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you learn that you are facing a college disciplinary proceeding for violations of your school’s alcohol or drug conduct codes. If your case involves drug possession, distribution, or sales allegations, you may also end up facing criminal charges. In this situation, having an attorney is highly important because anything that you say in your school’s disciplinary proceedings may be later used against you in your criminal case. As your attorney, I will work to protect your rights in your hearing in order to ensure that it is a fair proceeding.

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How do I know if I need a lawyer?

If you’re facing a minor infraction or something that will end with little punishment, you may not need a lawyer. But if you do, I’ll begin gathering the facts and the evidence to mount a swift, sound, and consistent defense. For a free consultation that will help determine if you have a case and what your next steps should be, contact me at 516-252-3298.

Education & Parenting Resources

Check out this powerful content to help you understand the common risks your young adult children face and keep them safe before trouble strikes. Knowing what can happen and what to do before a situation arises is the best way to prepare for challenging parenting scenarios.

Keeping Our Kids Safe and Out of Trouble

A must-read for every parent of a teen or young adult, Scott describes what can happen before it happens so everyone can make smart decisions in the moment. Learn the facts about various situations, including fake IDs, plagiarizing, being arrested, DWI, hazing, underage drinking, social media behavior, and other issues teens may encounter.

A Parent’s Guide to College Discipline and Title IX Cases

School and government policies have evolved over the past decade, impacting how disciplinary cases are handled. My goal is to help inform you of how disciplinary committees work so that you’re prepared, should you ever find your children or family in this situation. You’ll come away from this read with greater confidence in your own understanding of the disciplinary process.

Blog Posts for Parents

Learn about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX, and other cases of Interest to help keep your kids out of trouble with the law.

Real Lives. Real Results.

I take swift and thorough action to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients. To get a real-life look at what I’m capable of, I invite you to review a few of my previous cases and words from my past clients.

Success Stories

Felony Assault Case in Suffolk County
My client was a bouncer who’d been accused of assaulting a patron and breaking bones in his face – a serious felony. My client was adamant he didn’t do any harm: the patron was drunk, so he was made to leave the bar – and his face was intact when he did so. End of […]

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Felony Assault in Queens County
After my client finished filling his car with gas, he went inside the station to pay while his wife stayed in the passenger seat of the vehicle. As she was waiting, two men approached and asked her to move the car because they wanted to use the pump. She told them that her husband would […]

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Nassau County Burglary
Not long ago I represented a 26-year-old maintenance worker who made a good living and provided financial support to two children. He’d never been in any sort of trouble before, but one night he and two friends (who’d both been arrested multiple times before) decided to break into a deli. They set off an alarm, […]

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Queens County Grand Larceny
A worried father called me one day to say he’d just received a call from a police detective, who informed him that his son needed to go to the precinct. He asked the police if he needed a lawyer, but they told him it “was unnecessary” and “would just confuse things.” When he asked why […]

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Nassau Domestic Violence Case
After my client was charged with violently threatening his stepdaughter, he called upon me to help prove his innocence. When you hear her side of the story – that they had an argument and he picked up a knife to her – he comes across as a horrible person who many would think deserves to […]

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Nassau County Larceny Charge
A few years ago I represented a client who tried to raffle off his house after realizing he could no longer afford to own it. He’d only sold about 10% of the tickets when he decided to call off the raffle – and he was in the process of returning the money when he was […]

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What My Clients Are Saying

I was arrested for a felony Mr. Limmer would not agree to any of the offered plea bargains. He was able to get the case dismissed. I can’t thank him enough for his hard work and professionalism.