Fairleigh Dickinson University Arrest Attorney
Criminal and DWI Defense Lawyer in Madison and Florham Park, New Jersey
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus spans 178 acres in the heart of Morris County, bridging the towns of Madison and Florham Park. There are currently over 2,500 undergraduates and 900 graduate students enrolled at the Madison campus, and 4 out of 5 freshman live in on-campus housing. Many other students live in off-campus housing in the surrounding areas of Madison and Florham Park, and others commute to the campus as students or visitors. The FDU Florham campus provides countless opportunities for a rich academic and community experience; however, the area is also heavily patrolled by police. As a result, students and others are often arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as simple assault, disorderly conduct, and underage drinking, which may also be considered violations of the student code of conduct.
If you are charged with a criminal or DWI offense in or around Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison or Florham Park, you may be required to appear in Madison Joint Municipal Court, Florham Park Municipal Court, or Morris County Superior Court, depending on the type of charges and the location of your arrest. Moreover, if you are a student accused of violating the Fairleigh Dickinson Student Code of Conduct, you may face conduct proceedings through the University that threaten your reputation and your academic standing. Alissa Hascup is a former prosecutor-turned defense attorney who aggressively defends students and others charged with criminal and DWI offenses at Fairleigh Dickinson, as well as FDU students at disciplinary proceedings. Contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup today at 862-257-1200 for a cost-free consultation. Ms. Hascup will be happy to listen to your case, answer your questions, and discuss your available options.
Criminal and DWI Offenses at Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison NJ
If you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense or motor vehicle violation at Fairleigh Dickinson or nearby, the legal venue where your case is heard and decided will depend on the town where you were arrested and the degree of the charges against you. If you are charged with a disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons, or traffic offense, such as possession of marijuana, DWI, or providing alcohol to minors, your case will be held in Madison Joint Municipal Court or Florham Park 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. Conversely, 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.
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.
Florham Park Municipal Court Information
The Florham Park Municipal Court is located at 111 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park, New Jersey, 07932. The court can be reached directly at (973) 410-5324. Court hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Court sessions are held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. For additional information about the Florham Park Municipal Court, visit the Florham Park 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.
Violations of Fairleigh Dickinson Student Code of Conduct
The Fairleigh Dickinson Student Code of Conduct regulates student behavior from the moment of enrollment to the actual awarding of the degree. It also applies to student guests and to student conduct that occurs on or off-campus. The code of conduct also encompasses any violation of a “federal, state or municipal statute, law, regulation or ordinance, whether occurring on campus or off, which directly affects the University community.” Essentially, this means that students who violate the law, the student code of conduct, or both, may face criminal charges and student conduct proceedings through the University. In either scenario, it is critical to have an experienced defense attorney on your side.
Some of the violations that may lead to school discipline at Fairleigh Dickinson include:
- Cheating, plagiarism, and forgery
- Alcohol-related offenses
- Drug possession and distribution
- Theft and violations of property
- Sexual assault and harassment
- Possession of firearms or weapons
- Assault, fighting, and threatening behavior
- Disorderly or disruptive conduct
Contact a Fairleigh Dickinson Madison Student Defense Lawyer for Answers
If you are facing criminal or DWI charges, or student conduct proceedings at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in Madison and Florham Park, New Jersey, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 862-257-1200 for a free consultation. Ms. Hascup will put her knowledge and experience to work for you.