Saint Peter’s University Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for St. Peter’s Arrests and Charges in Jersey City, New Jersey
Saint Peter’s University is Jesuit Roman Catholic College located in the metropolitan area of Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey. The 30-acre campus is slightly South of Journal Square and just 2 miles from New York City, providing countless learning opportunities, cultural experiences, activities, food, and entertainment to its over 2,600 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. In 2016, Saint Peter’s was ranked fifth in the United States among “Colleges That Add the Most Value,” by Money magazine. Saint Peter’s may be a relatively small university, but its thousands of students are surrounded by thousands more people who live, work, and enjoy all that Jersey City has to offer. Unfortunately, police regularly patrol Saint Peter’s and its surrounding areas, leading to many arrests, criminal charges, and disciplinary action for students and visitors on and off campus. In fact, arrests and charges for criminal and DWI offenses such as marijuana possession, simple assault, and disorderly conduct, as well as student conduct violations, occur with astounding frequency in and around Saint Peter’s University.
When you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at St. Peter’s, you may face criminal prosecution in Jersey City Municipal Court or Hudson County Superior Court, depending on the nature and degree of the charges against you. In addition, if you are a student accused of violating the Saint Peter’s Student Code of Conduct, you may face disciplinary proceedings through the University that threaten your academic standing and your future. Alissa Hascup is a highly experienced defense attorney who regularly fights clients charged with criminal and DWI offenses at Saint Peter’s University, as well as St. Peter’s students dealing with school 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 Saint Peter’s University
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Saint Peter’s, the specific charges involved in your case will determine where your case is heard and decided. 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 Hudson 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, possession of drug paraphernalia, or shoplifting, your case will be held in Jersey City Municipal Court. These types of offenses may result in a sentence to serve up to 6 months in the county jail, a fine of up to $1,000, and suspension of your driver’s license.
Jersey City Municipal Court Information
The Madison Joint Municipal Court is located in the Lewis S. McRae Justice Complex, at 365 Summit Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306. The court can be reached directly at (201) 209-6700. Court hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. For additional information about the Jersey City Municipal Court, visit the Jersey City Municipal Court website.
Hudson County Superior Court Information
The Hudson County Superior Court is located at 595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306. 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 (201) 795-6600. Criminal cases in Hudson County Superior Court are handled by the Criminal Division, which consists of 7 judges and Presiding Judge Honorable Sheila A. Venable. The Hudson County Criminal Division can be contacted directly at (201) 795-6828. For more information on the Hudson County Superior Court, please visit the Hudson Superior Court website.
St. Peter’s University Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Saint Peter’s Student Code of Conduct applies to behavior on University property, at all University-sponsored activities on or off-campus, and to students off-campus behavior that may negatively impact the University. These policies apply to individual students, as well as student organizations. In addition to violations of University policy, students may face disciplinary action for any violations of local, state, or federal laws. If you are facing school conduct proceedings and/or criminal charges at a local court, it is absolutely essential to have an experienced defense attorney protecting your rights.
Common Violations of Saint Peter’s Student Code of Conduct
You may face disciplinary action for committing, attempting to commit, or participating in the commission of any of the following offenses:
- Alcohol: underage drinking, providing alcohol to minors, or public intoxication
- Drugs: possession, use, distribution, transportation, transfer, manufacture, sale, or otherwise being in the presence of controlled dangerous substances (CDS)
- Disruptive or disorderly behavior
- Bullying or harassment
- Physical abuse: simple assault or aggravated assault
- Sexual misconduct: sexual harassment or sexual assault
- Weapons: possession, use, display, storage, sale, or distribution of any object or substance designed to cause wound, incapacitate of otherwise cause physical or mental harm
- Theft or unauthorized entry
- Criminal mischief and vandalism
- Cheating, fraud, forgery, or providing false information
Contact a Saint Peter’s University Arrest 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 St. Peter’s in Jersey City, 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.