I am on F1 visa and was arrested outside the city of the school for Indecent exposure. Now my school is taking action against it

Asked over 1 year ago - Salem, NH

Reason is violation of Student code of conduct. What to do if am dismissed or expelled from the school? How to maintain my status?
I don't want to go out of US. I have just 3 months to finish my school.

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  1. Haroen Calehr

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    Answered . This is a complex situation and besides the advise of a competent criminal defense counsel unless you already dealt with this portion the school may very well be in their right to expel you but they surely must have some internal code of conduct or appeal's process by which you can get a hearing perhaps with the provost of the school and contest your internal school's code of conduct violation. I would hire competent counsel now even for the school issue since the school often do not want to get bogged down with a lawsuit and attorneys and may very well backdown and provide for a less drastic punishment short of expelling you. If they did you would be out of status and they would update SEVIS immediately. You may want to immediately file for a change of status to B-2 just to bridge your status OR simply promptly depart the US, and re-apply from outside the US to another school to be able to complete you remaining credit hours/classes. good luck.

  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Calehr

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  3. Tsirina Goroshit

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    Answered . Look into option of transfererring to another school. Look in book of Student code of conduct, attend school hearing and hire counsel to defend you in school.

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