Kean University Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Kean University Arrests and Charges in Union, New Jersey
Kean University is a bustling hub of activity where 15,221 students are currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. The Kean campus, located in Union, New Jersey, encompasses 180 acres of Union County. With thousands of students, visitors, and others who reside, learn, and conduct their daily lives around Kean, there is a significant law enforcement presence in the area. Unfortunately, students and others are often arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as possession of marijuana, DWI and alcohol-related crimes, and student conduct violations. When these issues arise, it is essential to protect yourself from the severe consequences that threaten your reputation, your academic standing, and your future.
If you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at Kean University, you may face criminal prosecution in Union Municipal Court or Union 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 Kean University 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 Kean University, as well as Kean 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 Kean University
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Kean, the nature and degree of the charges will determine the legal venue in which your case is adjudicated. 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 Union 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 disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, or shoplifting, your case will be held in Union 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.
Union Municipal Court Information
The Union Municipal Court is located at 981 Caldwell Avenue, Union, New Jersey, 07083. The court can be reached directly at 908-851-5400. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Court sessions are held Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. For additional information about the Union Municipal Court, visit the Union Municipal Court website.
Union County Superior Court Information
The Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Criminal Division, which includes six trial judges and Presiding Judge Honorable Judge Robert J. Mega, handles all criminal matters The Criminal Division Manager’s office can be reached at 908-659-4660. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for prosecuting cases in the Criminal Division. The office can be reached at 908-527-4500.
Kean Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Kean University Student Code of Conduct is broadly applied, stating the following: “The Code and the student conduct process apply to the conduct of individual students and University-recognized student organizations” and “applies to conduct that takes place on the campus, at University-sponsored events, and off-campus, when the administration determines that the off campus conduct affects a substantial University interest.” Essentially, students may face both criminal prosecution and university disciplinary proceedings if their conduct violates State law or University conduct policy. If you are facing disciplinary proceedings at the University and/or criminal charges at a local court, it is in your best interests to have a skilled defense attorney on your side.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Kean University
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Disorderly conduct
- Theft or receiving stolen property
- Cheating, plagiarism, forgery, or filing false reports
- Trespassing, burglary, and violations of property
- Criminal mischief and vandalism
- Possession of firearms or other weapons
- Threatening, bullying, physical, or verbal abuse
- Sexual misconduct
- Alcohol-related offenses
- Drugs Offenses
- Possession, distribution, manufacturing, etc.
Contact a Kean 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 Kean University, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 201-885-4876 today to receive your cost-free consultation. The answers you need are just a phone call away.