Ramapo College Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Ramapo College Arrests and Charges in Mahwah, New Jersey
The Ramapo College Campus is located in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains, in Mahwah, New Jersey. In close proximity to the border between New Jersey and New York, Ramapo is home to over 6,000 students from diverse backgrounds who pursue a wide variety of interests through its myriad educational opportunities and courses of study. While Ramapo has lots to offer, students and visitors in and around the college can unfortunately be exposed to arrests, criminal and DWI charges, and disciplinary action for alleged crimes like possession of marijuana and underage drinking.
If you are arrested and charged with a criminal or DWI offense in or around Ramapo, you will be required to appear in either Mahwah Municipal Court or Bergen County Superior Court, depending on the nature and degree of the charges against you. Additionally, Ramapo students may face student conduct proceedings at the University if they are charged with crimes or accused of violating the Ramapo Student Code of Conduct. If one or both of these apply to you, you need an experienced defense attorney protecting your rights and your college standing. Alissa Hascup is a skilled criminal and DWI defense lawyer who regularly represents those facing criminal charges and/or disciplinary action at Ramapo College. To discuss your current situation and learn about how she can help you overcome these charges and move on with your life, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup today at 862-257-1200 for a cost-free consultation.
Criminal and DWI Charges at Ramapo College
If you are arrested and charged with a crime in or around the Ramapo College Campus, the degree of the charges against you will determine where your case is heard and decided. If you are charged with an indictable offense such as sexual assault or aggravated assault, your case will be adjudicated in 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 providing alcohol to minors or disorderly conduct, your case will be held in Mahwah 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 suspension of your driving privileges.
Mahwah Municipal Court Information
The Mahwah Municipal Court is located at 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430. The court holds sessions on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. The court can be reached directly at 201-529-2862. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information about Mahwah Municipal Court, visit the Mahwah 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.
Ramapo College Student Conduct Violations
The Ramapo Student Code of Conduct applies to the on and off-campus conduct of Ramapo College students. With regard to its application, the Code of Conduct states:
“The Code of Conduct covers the behavior of all students and their guests and applies to acts committed on the Ramapo College campus, at College-sponsored events and off certain off-campus behaviors. If the College is made aware a student has been arrested, indicted, or found guilty of a crime, or when the College is notified of a student s off-campus conduct (including electronic communication) that, in the College s judgment, is sufficiently severe or pervasive that the student poses a material threat to the public safety or to ongoing operations of the campus, the College reserves the right to take administrative actions to protect the community and may, therefore, issue an Interim Suspension from the entire campus.”
If you are facing criminal charges and/or disciplinary action at Ramapo in Mahwah, it is highly advisable to consult with a knowledgeable defense attorney.
Common Violations of the Ramapo Student Code of Conduct
Some of the most common violations of the Ramapo Student Code of Conduct, which may lead to disciplinary action at the University and/or criminal charges include:
- Forgery, plagiarism, and academic integrity violations
- Assault, threat, bullying, and intimidation offenses
- Possession, use, or distribution of drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Unlawful possession or use of weapons
- Theft of property or services
- Criminal Mischief, vandalism, and causing property damage
- Disorderly or disruptive conduct
- Underage drinking
- Providing alcohol to minors
- Sexual assault and misconduct
Contact a Mahwah NJ Arrest Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, DWI, or student conduct violation at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey, Alissa Hascup has the knowledge, skill, and dedication to fight for you. Simply contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup today at 862-257-1200 to receive your cost-free consultation.