Bloomfield College Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Bloomfield College Arrests and Charges in Bloomfield, New Jersey
Bloomfield College is a rich, multicultural institution of higher education located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, which is surrounded by neighboring Essex County towns of Montclair, Glen Ridge, and Nutley. There are currently over 2,000 students enrolled at Bloomfield College, which was ranked 14th among the most diverse National Liberal Arts College in the United States, by U.S. News & World Report. Bloomfield and its adjacent towns are highly populated and thus, highly patrolled by law enforcement. As such, Bloomfield College students, guests, and visitors are often arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief, as well as student conduct violations.
If you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at Bloomfield College, you may face criminal prosecution in Bloomfield Municipal Court or Essex 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 Bloomfield 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 in the area of Bloomfield College, as well as Bloomfield College students at disciplinary proceedings. 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 201-885-4876 for a cost-free consultation.
Criminal and DWI Charges at Bloomfield College
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Bloomfield College, the nature and degree of the charges will determine the legal venue 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 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. On the other hand, if you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or motor vehicle violation such as underage drinking, simple assault, or shoplifting, your case will be held in Bloomfield 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.
Bloomfield Municipal Court Information
The Bloomfield Municipal Court is located on the second floor Bloomfield’s Law Enforcement Building, which is located at 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield New Jersey, 07003. The court can be reached directly at (973)680-4078. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Court sessions are held on Mondays at 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. For additional information about the Bloomfield Municipal Court, visit the Bloomfield 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.
Bloomfield College Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Bloomfield Student Code of Conduct is applied to the conduct of individual students and student organizations, encompassing conduct that occurs on or off College grounds, at College-sponsored events, and other College activities. If a student’s conduct violates State law or College conduct policy, he or she may be subject to criminal prosecution and college disciplinary proceedings. In either scenario, it is highly advisable to have a knowledgeable defense attorney in your corner.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Bloomfield College
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Endangering the safety of others
- Assault, fights, harassment, or threats
- Property damage
- Drug possession or distribution
- Alcohol violations
- Disorderly conduct
- Cheating, plagiarism, forgery, or filing false reports
- Possession of firearms or other weapons
- Sexual misconduct
Contact a Bloomfield College 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 Bloomfield College, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 201-885-4876 today to receive your cost-free consultation. She will be happy to discuss your case, answer your questions, and outline your available options.