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Each lawyer in this firm has more than 25 years experience practicing criminal defense in Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas, including Alachua, Levy, Bradford, Union and Gilchrist Counties.

(352) 378-1107

1800 N. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
Fax (352) 378-0103
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University of Florida Student Discipline

University of Florida students who are arrested or accused of violating any local, state, or federal law may also face disciplinary proceedings at the University of Florida.  This could result in potential penalties including reprimand, probation, suspension or expulsion.  Additionally, even without a formal arrest or accusation, students may be referred to the Dean of Students Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution for any alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Not all attorneys who handle the defense of criminal law violations also provide representation to accused students through the administrative disciplinary process.  Additionally, familiarity and experience with the rules and procedures at the University is essential for providing effective advice and counsel.  The attorneys at DeThomasis & Buchanan have experience representing students at UF for more than 24 years through several administrations and rule changes.

The role of the attorney at disciplinary hearings at UF is that of an advisor.  While an advisor cannot verbally present the case, an experienced attorney/advisor can best prepare the student to present a proper defense.  Among other things, the attorney/advisor can familiarize the student with the procedure and rules, assist in the preparation of witness examinations, and aid in understanding the most effective approach for presenting the student’s case.

Contact a University of Florida Student Conduct Violations Lawyer at DeThomasis & Buchanan for an experienced, knowledgeable, and effective defense.