|Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
Alec Rose, an Experienced Los Angeles College and University Discipline, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer for Title IX accusations
Rose’s entire career has been focused on aggressively representing clients
charged with serious crimes or misconduct, such as date rape (also called as “acquaintance
rape”), sexual battery, and crimes
against minors. When the accusation occurs at a college or university, Title IX regulations require the school to undertake a disciplinary investigation, which can result in dismissal (expulsion), suspension, loss of academic or extra-curricular privileges, or other sanctions.
His experience and excellence in defending accusations such as these led to Court TV selecting him as a frequent guest commentator
during the Michael Jackson trial. He has also been recognized
and quoted for his expertise in the area of sexual misconduct defense by
Los Angeles area legal publications such as the Daily Journal,
California newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, and even entertainment
publications such as US Weekly.
here to visit Alec Rose’s home page.
When you need an attorney who
is willing to fight aggressively to protect your academic career, your freedom and your
reputation. Having experienced counsel really counts.
Few situations can be as devastating
to a client as being accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other misconduct under Title IX.
Devastating accusations such as these can result in expulsion or suspension from a college or university, with or without criminal arrest, even without
corroborating evidence, forensic evidence, or even ample reason to doubt the accuser’s motives.
Universities have recently faced investigations, lawsuits, and public criticism for being too lax in enforcing sexual harassment and sexual assault disciplinary regulations under Title IX. This scrutiny has led to more accusations, more disciplinary proceedings, and harsher discipline. There is little incentive for an institution being sued or investigated to be lenient on the accused.
Title IX procedures vary from school to school. Some schools do not even permit accused students to call live witnesses in their defense. Disciplinary systems involve different procedures from court cases, and your lawyer or advocate must be familiar with how to effectively assist you in your college’s discipline system.
Often, sexual assault and sexual harassment investigations are assigned to
aggressive and even overzealous university police or security office detectives. University discipline procedures include minimal opportunities to investigate defenses, no access to law enforcement reports or medical test results, and minimal opportunity to present defenses or even to confront accusers in disciplinary processes. Students who face criminal investigations are not entitled to delay discipline proceedings to protect themselves against self-incrimination. When that happens, some attorneys are reluctant to
aggressively defend clients in these cases, and present no real defense, potentially risking severe discipline for students.
When clients are accused of sexual misconduct against other students, many clients
(and their families) fear everyone —including
fellow students, fellow dorm residents, friends, professors, and even close family—will assume
guilt. Alec Rose believes you are entitled to an effective,
professional defense. He believes in preparing to aggressively
defend you, your academic reputation, and your freedom. When your freedom, your reputation, and
your future is in jeopardy , Alec Rose will prepare to take your
case to disciplinary hearing, and to seeking dismissal of these humiliating charges.
Your attorney must be ready to pursue
an aggressive defense to a date rape charge as soon as the accusation
Clients should also be
aware that there is rarely an
acceptable settlement available to students accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault in violation of Title IX. University expulsions are permanent records.
Such records must be disclosed in future applications for admissions and for scholarships, as well as many job applications or professional licensing applications. For these reasons,
Alec Rose knows that a good result in a university sexual assault or sexual harassment case in Los Angeles
begins with an aggressive, creative, and effective defense strategy.
The earlier in your case you hire counsel, the better your chances
of getting the results you need.
If you believe you are being
investigated for a university sexual assault or sexual harassment case, you need legal counsel immediately.
Most alleged university sexual assault or sexual harassment situations occur in private. When
police hear allegations of university sexual assault or sexual harassment, they don’t expect the accuser to have
corroborating evidence such as eyewitnesses or physical evidence.
For this reason, they have developed investigation strategies that
focus on forcing the accused to make incriminating statements. If
the university police or security officers are investigating an allegation about you, or want you to
answer questions, you can assume that their goal is to arrest you, or to have the campus authorities discipline you, or both.
You need an attorney who has helped clients survive these
investigations without arrest or discipline. The right advice may help you avoid dismissal, suspension, or other discipline entirely.
Why hire Alec Rose, a Certified
Criminal Law Specialist?
His career focus has been on
aggressively representing clients charged with serious crimes or misconduct, such
as Title IX violations, date rape (also referred to as “acquaintance
rape”), sexual battery, and sexual harassment. His experience
and excellence in defending these cases led to Court TV selecting
him as a frequent guest commentator during the Michael Jackson
trial. Mr. Rose has also been recognized and quoted for his
expertise in the area of date rape defense by Los Angeles area
legal publications such as the Daily Journal, newspapers such as the
Los Angeles Times, and even entertainment publications such as US
Sexual harassment or sexual assault cases, such as date rape, involve unique
aspects of Title IX academic sexual harassment or sexual assault law. Title IX and university rules have relaxed evidence rules, allowing for evidence to be presented that would not be admitted in criminal or civil court proceedings against the accused. You may not be able to directly question the accuser, and you may not have access to evidence being used against you. “Fresh Complaints” which may merely
consist of the same groundless accusations against you repeated
again and again, are admissible hearsay. Allegations by other people
of “sexual misconduct” may be admitted to prove your guilt, even
if these “charges” were never reported, never investigated, and
never prosecuted! In these types of case, you need an attorney who has experience in
responding to these strategies so that you still have a chance to
win a fair trial. This is where experienced counsel really counts!
Mr. Rose has a reputation for taking
on difficult cases and has defended clients that other
attorneys believed had hopeless cases. He is not afraid of
university administrative procedures, aggressive investigators, vindictive accusers, or hostile discipline hearing panels. He has represented clients
who were accused by multiple people of serious sexual crimes. He has
represented clients charged with some of the most serious and
complex date rape cases in Southern California. He has
produced results that have saved lives, careers, and families. He is
skilled in taking every effort to assure that you will give a fair hearing to your
side of the evidence and consider the potential for false
accusations. He brings a level of assured experience in fighting for
clients that few attorneys can match. He believes that
every client deserves the best possible, most creative defense.
here to visit Alec Rose’s website.
What Makes Mr. Rose successful in
defending those accused of university sexual harassment or sexual assault accusations under Title IX?
He believes that the following
characteristics of his practice are especially suited to defending
clients charged with sexual crimes:
- Proven Results—He has
defended many students at public and private colleges and universities with a variety of discipline systems. Where these systems require the student to speak for himself or herself, Mr. Rose prepares the student’s presentation, trains the student to present it, and acts as advisor during the hearing itself. Some of his cases
have made news headlines, and he has presented his
client’s side of the matter to the media effectively and
ethically when such publicity could not be avoided.
- Personal Attention to each
Client—If you call Mr. Rose about your case, you will speak to
Mr. Rose. If you hire him, he will personally be your
defense lawyer. There are no subcontractor attorneys, and no
“Case Managers” to shield Mr. Rose from providing you his
own time and experience. Mr. Rose personally respects your
reputation, your freedom, and your decision to hire the best
counsel you can for your case.
- Effective Case Preparation—You
need an attorney who fully understands how to present your case
in the best possible way. Even if your ultimate aim is to settle
the case, you will only get a good settlement if the university believes you are prepared to effectively try your case.
Can a “positive DNA match” be explained?? What about several
“independent” accusers each claiming that the client
sexually assaulted them? What about a pretext phone-call
resulting in an “admission” of the accusations? Many
examples of devastating and seemingly insurmountable evidence
can be overcome by careful and creative case preparation by a
lawyer who has fought similar cases before. Mr. Rose has
defended cases in Southern California with facts like these, and
he has helped clients show their innocence and avoid
disciplinary actions, arrests, or convictions, even with allegedly “positive” DNA tests.
- Experience with defending criminal accusations, restraining orders, and university discipline simultaneously. A college student accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, or date rape of another student may have to defend himself against a criminal charge at the same time. The accuser may also bring a domestic violence restraining order case at the same time, too. These simultaneous processes pose complex risks. Mr. Rose has experience with simultaneously defending a client in criminal, university, and civil court venues all at once.
- Expertise, Legal Knowledge, and
Excellence—The State Bar of California has only recognized a
few hundred of its many thousands of members as Certified
Specialists in Criminal Law. Mr. Rose is proud to be one of
those attorneys. Consider the certification requirements.
California certified specialists must pass a written examination
in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of expertise
and experience in their field, fulfill ongoing education
requirements, and undergo an evaluation process by other
attorneys and judges familiar with their work.
- Effective Strategies to Avoid or
Minimize Charges Before a Case is Filed—Many times, a person
becomes aware that an investigation exists before a university discipline procedure, arrest or
case filing. If charges can be avoided or minimized, you will
have the best chance of avoiding higher costs, publicity, or the
expense of disrupting your education or being arrested or subjected to a restraining order. This can be the most beneficial time to
hire an experienced attorney. With Mr. Rose’s help, you can
consider strategies that may help you ultimately win the case.
If you are charged or under investigation, Mr. Rose will devise
a plan of action to develop evidence of your innocence or gather
documentation of your accuser’s motives for potentially
falsifying an accusation. Many people are more willing to come
forward before the police charge you. The sooner you plan for
your defense, the more effective it can be.
- For more information about how
Alec Rose can assist you in defending college and university sexual harassment or sexual assault charges under Title IX. in Los Angeles,
California, please call him at (310)877-5398.
here to visit Alec Rose’s home page.
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