Drew University Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Drew University Arrests and Charges in Madison, New Jersey
The Drew University campus is an idyllic setting that spans 186 wooded acres in Madison, New Jersey. With over 2,000 students enrolled, Drew is a bustling place filled with students, teachers, and visitors. Notably, 95 percent of Drew students live on campus, while many others operate in and around the Madison campus every day. Unfortunately, with so many people and so much activity, Drew students and their guests are exposed to arrests and disciplinary action on and off campus. In fact, arrests and charges for criminal offenses such as underage drinking, simple assault, and possession of marijuana, as well as student conduct violations, are a relatively frequent occurrence at Drew University.
When you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at Drew, you may face criminal prosecution in Madison Joint Municipal Court or Morris County Superior Court, depending on the type and degree of the charges against you. In addition, if you are a student accused of violating the Drew University Student Code of Conduct, you may face disciplinary proceedings through the University that damage your academic standing and hinder your future opportunities. Alissa Hascup is a highly experienced defense attorney who vigorously defends those charged with criminal and DWI offenses at Drew University, as well as Drew students at disciplinary proceedings. To discuss your current situation and learn about how she can help you protect your innocence, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup today at 862-257-1200 for a cost-free consultation.
Criminal and DWI Charges at Drew University
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Drew, the nature and degree of the charges will determine the legal venue in which your case is adjudicated. If you are charged with an indictable offense (a felony), which can be classified as a first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth degree crime, your case will be heard and decided at the Morris County Superior Court. Potential penalties for these offenses include a term of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and a felony conviction on your criminal record. On the other hand, if you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or motor vehicle violation such as DWI, criminal mischief, or disorderly conduct, your case will be held in Madison Joint Municipal Court. Depending on the specific offense, you may face a sentence to serve up to 6 months in the county jail, a fine of up to $1,000, and a period of driver s license suspension.
Madison Joint Municipal Court Information
The Madison Joint Municipal Court is located at 50 Kings Road, Madison, New Jersey, 07940. The court can be reached directly at 973-593-3026. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Court sessions are held for Madison Borough cases on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For additional information about the Madison Joint Municipal Court, visit the Madison Joint Municipal Court website.
Morris County Superior Court Information
The Morris County Superior Court is located at Washington & Court Streets, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the main court office can be reached at (973) 656-4000. Criminal cases in Morris County Superior Court are handled by the Criminal Division, with Honorable Judge Stephen J. Taylor presiding. For more information on the Morris County Superior Court, please visit the Morris County Superior Court website.
Drew University Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Drew University Student Code of Conduct has wide application, encompassing conduct that occurs both on and off campus. Specifically, the code of conduct states: “The following may be regarded as violations against the University and its community, whether the offense is attempted or completed. Drew students and their guests are bound by the following rules. Students should understand that policy violations are recorded and maintained in their student record and may have an impact on them in secondary ways, including but not limited to, traveling abroad, serving in leadership capacities, application to graduate or professional schools, etc.” In other words, students may face both criminal prosecution and university disciplinary proceedings if their conduct violates State law or University conduct policy. If you are facing disciplinary proceedings at the University and/or criminal charges at a local court, it is critical to have an experienced attorney defending your rights.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Drew University
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Disruptive and disorderly conduct
- Assault and abuse
- Sexual harassment and misconduct
- Alcohol infractions
- Drugs Offenses
- Weapons and firearms offenses
- Theft offenses
- Criminal mischief and vandalism
- Trespassing and burglary
Ultimately, the code of conduct states the following with regard to public law: “All Drew University students are bound by local, state, and federal laws. The University will not interfere with the administration of public law. Criminal and quasi-criminal offenses can result in disciplinary action by the university, even if they occur off-campus.”
Contact a Drew University Arrest Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested, called in for questioning by campus police, are facing criminal or DWI charges, or are facing disciplinary action for an alleged student code of conduct violation at Drew University, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 862-257-1200 today to receive your cost-free consultation. She will be happy to discuss your case, answer your questions, and outline your available options.