Monmouth University Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Monmouth University Arrests and Charges in West Long Branch, New Jersey
Monmouth University boasts a beautiful, coastal campus located in West Long Branch, Monmouth County, less than one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. The 159-acre campus combines a historical setting with state-of-the-art facilities, including the $57 million OceanFirst Bank Center, which houses the University’s Division I athletic programs and an arena that seats over 4,000 people. While Monmouth University provides academic and athletic programs and student organizations for over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, it is also heavily patrolled by law enforcement. In fact, students and others are often arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as underage drinking and possession of marijuana, as well as student conduct violations.
When you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at Monmouth University, you may face criminal prosecution in West Long Branch Municipal Court or Monmouth 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 Monmouth 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 in and around Monmouth University, as well as MSU students at conduct hearings. 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 Monmouth University
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Monmouth University, 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 Monmouth 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 simple assault, providing alcohol to minors, or disorderly conduct, your case will be held in West Long Branch 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.
West Long Branch Municipal Court Information
The West Long Branch Municipal Court is located at 399 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, New Jersey, 07755. The court can be reached directly at (732) 531-5005. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Court sessions are held on the first, third, and fifth Wednesday of each month. Traffic sessions are held at 8:30 a.m. and criminal sessions are held at 11:00 a.m. For additional information about the West Long Branch Municipal Court, visit the West Long Branch Municipal Court website.
Monmouth County Superior Court Information
The Monmouth County Superior Court is located at 71 Monument Park, Freehold New Jersey, 07728. 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 (732) 677-4300. The Monmouth County Criminal Division handles all criminal matters at the Superior Court level. The Criminal Division is composed of six trial judges and presiding judge Honorable David F. Bauman. For more information on the Monmouth County Superior Court, please visit the Monmouth County Superior Court website.
Monmouth University Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Monmouth University Student Code of Conduct includes policies and procedures that govern disciplinary action against students. With regard to its application, the code of conduct states: “Members of the University community should know that they will be held accountable for their off-campus actions and/or behaviors as they relate to established laws and regulations of federal, state, and local agencies, as well as policies of the University. In this connection, individuals who are members of the University community have a responsibility to represent themselves in a lawful and responsible manner at all times, both on and off campus. The University reserves the right to exercise its discretion on taking disciplinary action against students of the University or University organizations involved in off-campus activities when the University s reputation or its orderly functioning as an academic community are clearly involved and distinct or to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community.”
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 essential to have an experienced and aggressive defense attorney protecting your rights.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Monmouth University
You may face disciplinary action and conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Cheating, plagiarism, and academic integrity violations
- Forgery and providing false information
- Disorderly or disruptive conduct
- Physical abuse, threats, or harassment
- Criminal mischief and property damage
- Sexual offenses
- Drug possession, use, or distribution
- Alcohol-related offenses
- Illegal possession of firearms and other weapons
Contact a Monmouth University Arrest 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 Monmouth University, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 862-257-1200 today to receive your cost-free consultation. The answers you need are just a phone call away.