I am student from Florida and I am in a nursing program. A professor sent me to a student progress committee (student ethic committee) for academic dishonesty. Even though I had a doctor's note excusing me from the day of the exam due to an injury the night before the exam and I was on medication, due to the fact that I still attended my orientation for my new job it was in some way academic dishonesty. Either way, I am awaiting the results to see if they allow me to take the exam, attend next semester, and/or if I should be expelled. When I attended the committee they hammered me about the ethical implications but I did not agree because this was an unforeseen event but I had to show up at the orientation or risk losing my future job or the chance of a job in the this hospital, so, I had my girlfriend drive me to the orientation which was 5 mins from my house but I didn't attend the exam because I was on muscle relaxers and Vicodin and I would have to drive myself because the school is a half an hour from my house and my girlfriend had to go to work. I am concern! Should I get an attorney for the appeals process?