Fairleigh Dickinson Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Fairleigh Dickinson Arrests and Charges in Teaneck, New Jersey
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus is a bustling college environment that is home to 4,114 undergraduates and 2,350 graduate students. With close proximity to New York City, the campus spans Teaneck and Hackensack, with the Hackensack River running through it. Although there is a 300-bed residence hall, 75 percent of students commute to Fairleigh Dickinson’s Teaneck campus from surrounding areas. With thousands of students, activities, and visitors, arrests or common in and around Fairleigh Dickinson. In fact, students and others are often arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as DWI and possession of marijuana, as well as student conduct violations.
When you are accused of a crime at Fairleigh Dickinson, you may face criminal prosecution in Teaneck Municipal Court or Bergen 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 Fairleigh Dickinson 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 Fairleigh Dickinson, as well as Fairleigh Dickinson 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 Fairleigh Dickinson Teaneck Campus
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Fairleigh Dickinson, the legal venue where your case is adjudicated will be determined based on the degree of the charges against you. 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 Bergen 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, simple assault, or disorderly conduct, your case will be held in Teaneck 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.
Teaneck Municipal Court Information
The Teaneck Municipal Court is located at 818 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, New Jersey, 07666. The court holds sessions for DWI’s and traffic violations on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., as well as Thursday at 9:00 a.m. The court holds sessions from criminal violations on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. The court can be reached directly at 201-837-4850. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. For additional information about Teaneck Municipal Court, visit the Teaneck Municipal Court website.
Bergen County Superior Court Information
The Bergen County Superior Court is located at 10 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601. The main court office can be reached at 201-527-2700. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Criminal cases are handled by the Bergen County Criminal Division, which includes five trial judges and Presiding Judge Honorable Susan J. Steele. The Bergen County Prosecutor s Office is responsible for prosecuting cases in the Criminal Division. The office can be reached at (201) 646-2300.
Fairleigh Dickinson Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Fairleigh Dickinson Student Code of Conduct is applied very broadly, encompassing conduct that occurs both on and off campus. With regard to its application, the code of conduct states: “Institutional discipline is applied to conduct that adversely affects the University community in its pursuit of meeting its educational objectives in the creation and maintenance of a safe and respectful environment. This principle extends to behavior engaged in by any student and any organization recognized by the University, on or off campus. If any University regulation is violated on campus by a guest of a student, the student may be charged with the violation. The violation, or alleged violation, of any Federal, state or municipal statute, law, regulation or ordinance, whether occurring on campus or off, which directly affects the University community is subject to the University s disciplinary procedures.”
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, you are entitled to have an attorney representing you.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Fairleigh Dickinson
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Theft and Other Property Offenses
- Sexual Misconduct
- Academic Integrity Violations
- Weapons and Firearms
- Threatening or Endangering Behavior
- Disorderly Conduct
Contact a Fairleigh Dickinson Arrest Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested, called in for questioning by campus police, are facing criminal charges, or are facing disciplinary action for an alleged student code of conduct violation at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Teaneck Campus, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 862-257-1200 today to receive your cost-free consultation. She will fight to protect your rights, your innocence, and your future at this critical time.