Montclair State Criminal Defense Lawyer

Defense Attorney for Arrests and Charges at Montclair State University

Montclair State Defense Lawyer

The Montclair State University campus is an idyllic setting that spans 252 acres, including the towns of Montclair, Little Falls, Woodland Park, and Clifton. With nearly 21,000 students, including 16,810 undergraduates and 4,177 graduate students, the campus is always bustling with activity. Among the currently enrolled students, there are 5,200 that live on campus, while thousands more live in the surrounding towns. Students and their guests, as well as other visitors, often come to Yogi Berra Stadium, Sprague Field, and other venues on the Montclair State Campus to watch sporting events and engage in other activities. Unfortunately, Montclair State Campus Police also strictly patrol the campus, as do officers from police departments in surrounding areas. With so much law enforcement, students and visitors are frequently arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, as well as drunk driving (DWI) and student conduct violations.

When you are a student or a visitor at Montclair State accused of a crime, you may face criminal prosecution in Woodland Park, Little Falls, Montclair, or Clifton municipal courts, or in Passaic or Essex County superior courts. Additionally, if you are a student at Montclair State and your alleged action is a violation of the Montclair State Student Code of Conduct, you may face disciplinary proceedings through the University that can damage your academic standing and hinder your future opportunities. Alissa Hascup is a highly experienced defense attorney who represents Montclair State students at disciplinary proceedings and vigorously defends those charged with criminal and DWI offenses on the Montclair State 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 201-885-4876 for a cost-free consultation.

Criminal and DWI Charges at Montclair State University

If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Montclair State, the legal venue in which your case is adjudicated will be determined by a number of factors. First, because Montclair State encompasses several towns and counties, the specific location in which the alleged offense occurred will determine which local court the case will be sent to. If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or motor vehicle violation such as DWI, simple assault, or disorderly conduct, the case will be sent to the municipal court in the municipality where the complaint or summons was issued. This may be the Montclair Municipal Court, Little Falls Municipal Court, Woodland Park Municipal Court, or Clifton 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.

On the other hand, if alleged crime is 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 either the Passaic County Superior Court or the 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.

Courts for DWI and Disorderly Persons Offenses at Montclair State

Montclair Municipal Court Information

The Montclair Municipal Court is located at 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, 07042. The court holds sessions for traffic violations on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m., and for criminal violations on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The court can be reached directly at (973) 509-4774. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For additional information about Montclair Municipal Court, visit the Montclair Municipal Court website.

Woodland Park Municipal Court Information

The Woodland Park Municipal Court is located at 5 Brophy Lane, Woodland Park, New Jersey, 07424. The court holds sessions for traffic violations on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m., and for criminal violations on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The court can be reached directly at (973) 345-8100, ext. 102. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For additional information about Woodland Park Municipal Court, visit the Woodland Park Municipal Court website.

Clifton Municipal Court Information

The Clifton Municipal Court is located at 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey, 07011. The court holds sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:45 a.m.; Monday at 5:45 p.m.; and Thursday at 3:15 p.m. The court can be reached directly at (973) 470-5860. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For additional information about Clifton Municipal Court, visit the Clifton Municipal Court website.

Little Falls Municipal Court Information

The Little Falls Municipal Court is located at 35 Stevens Avenue, Little Falls, New Jersey, 07424. The court holds sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. The court can be reached directly at (973) 856-2400. Court hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Courts for Indictable Offenses at Montclair State

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.

Passaic County Superior Court Information

The Passaic County Superior Court is located at 77 Hamilton Street in Paterson, 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 973-247-8000. For additional information on the Passaic County Superior Court, please visit the Passaic County Superior Court website.

Montclair State Student Disciplinary Proceedings

The Montclair State Student Code of Conduct is applied very broadly, encompassing conduct that occurs both on and off campus. With regard to its application, the code of conduct applies to: “incidents that occur on the University’s Campus, at any University related facility, at any University event, between University students who utilize computer or other equipment located on the University campus, or at University related facilities. University events include all athletic, academic, and social events sponsored by any University-related organization, whether on or off campus.” In addition, the code of conduct may apply to off-campus misconduct if it poses a threat to the life, health or safety of any member of the University community or to the property of the University.

Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Montclair State

According to the Montclair State Student Code of Conduct, students may face both criminal prosecution and university disciplinary proceedings if their conduct violates State law or University conduct policy. You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a myriad of violations, some of which include:

Contact a Montclair State Arrest Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you have been arrested, called in for questioning by campus police, are facing criminal charges due to an alleged incident at Montclair State, or are facing disciplinary action for an alleged student code of conduct violation, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 201-885-4876 today to receive your cost-free consultation.