Princeton University Arrest Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney for Arrests and Charges in Princeton, New Jersey
The Princeton University campus is dispersed among 190 buildings on 500 acres located in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. With approximately 8,013 students enrolled, including 5,277 undergraduates and 2,697 graduate students, 98 percent of undergraduate students live on campus, while many more commute and visit Princeton University on a regular basis. The Princeton area, which has a population of approximately 30,000 residents, provides a vibrant culture with restaurants, retailers, and a thriving downtown. However, the Princeton University campus and surrounding community is heavily patrolled by law enforcement officials, who regularly issue criminal and DWI charges for offenses ranging from underage drinking to simple assault and possession of marijuana.
When you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at Princeton University, you may face criminal prosecution in Princeton Municipal Court or Mercer 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 Princeton 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 Princeton University, as well as Princeton students at University 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 Offenses at Princeton University
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Princeton 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 Mercer 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 disorderly conduct or possession of drug paraphernalia, your case will be held in Princeton 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.
Princeton Municipal Court Information
The Princeton Municipal Court is located at 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey. The court office can be contacted directly at (609) 924-5042. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Court sessions are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information about the Princeton Municipal Court, visit the Princeton Municipal Court website.
Mercer County Superior Court Information
The Mercer County Superior Court is located at 400 South Warren Street, at the intersection of Warren and Market Streets, in Trenton, New Jersey 08650. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Criminal cases in Mercer County Superior Court are handled by the Criminal Division, which can be reached at 609-571-4074. For more information on the Mercer County Superior Court, please visit the Mercer County Superior Court website.
Princeton University Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Princeton University Student Code of Conduct regulates the investigation, procedure, and discipline of students who allegedly violate local, state, or federal law, or University conduct policy. If a person is accused of such an offense, he or she may be subject to criminal prosecution and University disciplinary proceedings. The University may impose any combination of one or more of the following sanctions on a student responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct: warning, disciplinary probation, withholding of degree, suspension, suspension with conditions, expulsion, censure, campus service, removal from University housing, and loss of University privileges. If you are facing student discipline and/or criminal charges, it is highly advisable to have a knowledgeable defense attorney protecting your interests.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Hearings at Princeton University
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Assault or threatening behavior
- Sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct
- Underage drinking
- Providing alcohol to minors
- DWI and Underage DWI
- Possession or distribution of drugs
- Possession or use of weapons
- Disorderly conduct
- Theft offenses
- Criminal mischief and vandalism
Contact a Princeton University Criminal 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 Princeton University, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 862-257-1200 today to receive your cost-free consultation. She will listen to your specific circumstances, answer your questions, and outline your available options.