I have been accused of plagiarism for a class that was not a requirement to graduate. But the paper I’m being accused of

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Customer: Hi, I have been accused of plagiarism for a class that was not a requirement to graduate. But the paper I’m being accused of plagiarizing is a former paper I wrote during undergrad for UC Irvine. (I made some new edits for my Pepperdine course) The school wants to have a formal hearing, what are my options?
JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California
JA: Have you spoken to a local attorney or school administrator? What is your ideal outcome for this situation?
Customer: I have not spoken with a local attorney. I have spoken to the Pepperdine school admin. Since this course is not needed for Graduation and I have already received my diploma.. I just want This to go away
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have the actual paper I wrote for UCI in my possession but aside from that, no. Thank you!
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Hello! Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I am an attorney ready to answer your questions with top-quality service. Just a few quick things before we get started:

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I am very sorry to hear about this situation.  When have the scheduled the hearing? You are likely going to want to have an attorney represent you at the hearing.  I can help you find the correct attorney and one that offers a free consultation as well.  Are you in Irvine?

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Hello Kellen, thanks for your prompt response. I'm in Houston, Texas. They are trying to schedule a hearing now. I can forward you the complaint. Can you provide an email?
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please send me a copy of the complaint on here as a PDF file or other attachment, please.
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Do you have an email I can send it to? I’m trying to upload the document but I’m unable. I’m only able to send pictures as attachments. Should I screenshot the complaint?
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Screenshots of the complaint will work. I can't share a personal email on here and can only use this chat feature to assist.

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There is a lot of good information here on the website written by an attorney who specializes in academic misconduct matters, including plagiarism. Follow the advice written on the website and contact this attorney for a consultation.  https://www.sbplaintiffattorney.com/Academicdishonesty.html

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You are very welcome. I wish you all the best and I am hopeful this matter will be resolved.  Thanks for using Just Answer. Please consider using our services again in the future.

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