TCNJ Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Arrests and Charges at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is located on a beautiful campus that spans 289 acres in Ewing Township, New Jersey. The College is conveniently accessible to Trenton and Princeton, both metropolitan areas in Mercer County. TCNJ currently has 6,580 full-time students enrolled, and 95 percent of freshman live on campus during their first year. With thousands of students attending, visiting, living, and working in and around TCNJ, as well as thousands more people in the surrounding areas, local police heavily patrol these locations. Unfortunately, TCNJ students and others are often arrested and charged with criminal and DWI offenses such as marijuana possession, underage drinking, and disorderly conduct.
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at TCNJ in Ewing, you will be required to appear in either Ewing Township Municipal Court or Mercer County Superior Court, depending on the nature and degree of the charges against you. Additionally, TCNJ students may face disciplinary proceedings at the University if their alleged offenses constitute violations of the TCNJ 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 for conduct in and around The College of New Jersey’s Ewing 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.
Criminal and DWI Charges at TCNJ in Ewing NJ
If you are facing charges that arose in the vicinity of The College of New Jersey, 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 aggravated assault or marijuana distribution your case will be adjudicated in 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. Conversely, if you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or motor vehicle violation such as possession of a fake ID or simple assault, your case will be held in Ewing Township 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.
Ewing Township Municipal Court Information
The Ewing Township Municipal Court is located at 2 Jake Garzio Drive Ewing, New Jersey, 08628. The court holds sessions on Mondays at 5:00 pm, Wednesdays at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm, and Thursdays at 8:30 am. The court can be reached directly at (609)-883-2900. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Ewing Township Municipal Court, visit the Ewing 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.
TCNJ Student Code of Conduct Violations
The TCNJ Student Code of Conduct has broad application, addressing the non-academic behavior expected of all students as well as the procedures for addressing and adjudicating reports of student misconduct. With regard to its purpose, the Code of Conduct states: “The College Student Conduct Code shall apply to Student conduct that occurs on College premises, at College sponsored activities, and off campus including, without limitation, time periods during which classes are not in session or the Student is not yet registered for classes and while enrolled or participating in a program of another institution.” Notably, you are responsible for your conduct from the moment you enroll in courses to through the actually awarding of your degree. The code of conduct expressly states that students may be subject to criminal charges and disciplinary action at the College for any violations of state, local, or federal law, or College conduct policy. If you are required to appear at a local court and/or for a College disciplinary hearing in connection with criminal charges, you need an experienced defense attorney who can protect your rights.
Common Student Conduct Offenses at The College of New Jersey
Some of the most common violations of the Student Code of Conduct, which may lead to disciplinary action at TCNJ and/or criminal charges include:
- Sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct
- Bullying, intimidation, and threatening behavior
- Physical abuse
- Criminal mischief and property damage
- Possession, distribution, or use of drugs
- Underage Drinking
- Providing Alcohol to Minors
- Underage DWI
- Possession or use of weapons
- Disorderly Conduct
Contact a TCNJ Arrest Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime or a student conduct violation at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing Township, 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.