Teacher Liability Issues Can Be Serious
Teachers face liability issues 24 hours a day in or out of school. As an educator, you could be exposed to legal actions that can incur administrative, civil and criminal liability. If a student or staff member makes an accusation against you, an experienced Florida attorney can help you safeguard your contractual, statutory and constitutional rights.
The Law Offices of Steve Rossi P.A., has worked with many teachers to preserve their reputations and overcome teacher liability issues in a wide variety of education law matters. Steve Rossi has been a Florida lawyer for over 30 years. He is a former legal counsel for the second-largest teachers union in the state and the sixth-largest in the country. He is a former FBI agent and prosecutor, as well as a board-certified criminal trial attorney. He has presented workshops and seminars on teacher liability issues at new teacher orientations. He has assisted educators faced with civil, administrative and criminal issues. He understands the different levels of liability you face and how to address each situation.
Attorney Steve Rossi has helped teachers overcome liability issues involving:
- Breaking up or not breaking up student fights
- Improper use of school equipment
- Allowing students to use your computer
- DUI charges
- Other criminal charges
- Other civil charges
Many Burdens Of Proof
If you face any criminal charge, you risk losing your job and your teaching certification. Even if you are found not guilty of a criminal charge, a school district can still pursue action against you as well as the Department of Education on your teaching certification.
Civil issues may cause the same problems. A complaint from a parent or a violation of the code of conduct can cause as much trouble as a criminal accusation. There are many layers of liability depending on your facts, you need the help of a skilled and seasoned attorney to help you get through them as successfully as possible.
Attorney Steve Rossi can guide you through the legal process and will strive to work out a resolution for your matter. He will attend court appearances and hearings with you and negotiate on your behalf to find an efficient resolution to the problems you face. He uses his skill as a trial lawyer to fight for your rights and your career so you can keep doing what you love.