Rutgers Newark Arrest Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Rutgers University Arrests and Charges in Newark, New Jersey
The Rutgers University Newark Campus is actually comprised of two separate campuses, the main Rutgers Newark Campus and the Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark. With a geographic footprint that spans 38 acres and 33 buildings, Rutgers Newark currently has 12,321 students enrolled, including 8,170 undergraduates and 4,151 graduate students. Notably, Rutgers Newark has been named the most diverse national university in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report since 1997. Although college can be a fantastic place to live, work, and learn, students and visitors are often arrested in and around the Rutgers University Newark campus for criminal and DWI offenses such as marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, and simple assault.
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Rutgers in Newark, you will be required to appear in either Newark Municipal Court or Essex County Superior Court, depending on the nature and degree of the charges against you. Additionally, Rutgers Newark students may face student conduct proceedings at the University if they are charged with crimes or accused of violating the Rutgers Student Code of Conduct. If one or both of these apply to you, you need an aggressive defense attorney on your side. Alissa Hascup is a highly experienced criminal and DWI defense lawyer who regularly represents those facing criminal charges and/or disciplinary action at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. 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.
What Happens if You Are Arrested at Rutgers in Newark
If you are arrested and charged with a crime in or around the Rutgers University Newark 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 Essex 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. Conversely, if you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or motor vehicle violation such as underage drinking or possession of a fake ID, your case will be held in Newark 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.
Newark Municipal Court Information
The Newark Municipal Court is located at 31 Green Street, Newark, New Jersey. The court holds sessions five days a week in the mornings and in the afternoons. Morning sessions begin at 8:30 am and afternoon sessions begin at 4:00 pm. The court can be reached directly at 973-733-6520. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For additional information about Newark Municipal Court, visit the Newark Municipal Court website.
Essex County Superior Court Information
The Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 West Market Street, Newark, New Jersey. 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) 776-9300. For more information on the Essex County Superior Court, please visit the Essex County Superior Court website.
Rutgers Newark Student Conduct Violations
The Rutgers Student Code of Conduct applies to the on and off-campus conduct of Rutgers students from the minute they are accepted to the University, through the actual achievement of their degree. The code of conduct expressly states that students may be subject to criminal charges and disciplinary action at the University for any violations of state, local, or federal law, or school policy. Rutgers Newark student conduct proceedings may be held prior to, simultaneously with, or following criminal proceedings. In addition, disciplinary action, decisions, and/or sanctions will not be changed even if criminal charges are dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of the student. If you are required to appear for a University conduct hearing in connection with criminal charges, you are allowed to have an attorney.
Common Violations of the Rutgers Student Code of Conduct
Some of the most common violations of the Rutgers Student Code of Conduct, which may lead to disciplinary action at the University and/or criminal charges include:
- Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Violations
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Criminal Mischief
- Disorderly Conduct
- Drug Possession or Distribution
- Underage Drinking
- Providing Alcohol to Minors
Contact a Rutgers Newark Criminal Defense Attorney for Answers
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime or a student conduct violation at Rutgers University in Newark, 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.