Rutgers New Brunswick Criminal and DWI Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Rutgers Arrests and Charges in Middlesex County, New Jersey
The Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus is a large and lively college environment that is home to 50,146 students, including 36,168 undergraduates and 13,978 graduate students. The campus spans from New Brunswick to Piscataway, and several adjacent towns in central New Jersey, housing the Rutgers Athletic Center (The RAC) and High Point Solutions Stadium, where thousands come to watch the Scarlet Knights sports teams compete every year. With so many students and so much to do, Rutgers allows for fun and festivities; however, students and visitors are frequently arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and possession of marijuana, as well as student conduct violations.
When you are accused of a crime at Rutgers or its surrounding areas, you may face criminal prosecution in New Brunswick Municipal Court or Middlesex County Superior Court. Further, if you are a student at Rutgers charged with a crime or accused of a violation of the Rutgers Student Code of Conduct, you may also face disciplinary proceedings through the University. In either case, being found guilty may result in severe penalties and spell long-term implications for your future. Alissa Hascup is a highly experienced defense attorney who represents clients charged with criminal and DWI offenses at Rutgers, as well as Rutgers 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 Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Rutgers New Brunswick, the legal venue where your case is adjudicated is contingent upon the degree of the charges against you. 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 Middlesex 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 DWI, simple assault, or providing alcohol to minors, your case will be held in New Brunswick 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.
New Brunswick Municipal Court Information
The New Brunswick Municipal Court is located at 25 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903. The court holds sessions on Monday at 8:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4:45 p.m.; Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.; Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.; and Thursday at 8:45 a.m. The court can be reached directly at 732-745-5089. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information about New Brunswick Municipal Court, visit the New Brunswick Municipal Court website.
Middlesex County Superior Court Information
The Middlesex County Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903. The main court office can be reached at 732-519-3200. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Criminal cases are handled by the Middlesex County Criminal Division, which includes six trial judges and Presiding Judge Honorable Alberto Rivas. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for prosecuting cases in the Criminal Division. The office can be reached at 732-745-3300.
Rutgers Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Rutgers 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: “conduct that occurs on University premises, at University sponsored activities, at events where students are representing the University, and to off-campus student conduct that adversely affects the University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives.” In addition, the code of conduct applies from the moment that a student applies to Rutgers, through the actual awarding of the degree, even if conduct occurs before classes begin or after a semester has ended.
According to the Rutgers Student Code of Conduct, students may face both criminal prosecution and university disciplinary proceedings if their conduct violates State law or University conduct policy. University conduct proceedings may be held prior to, simultaneously with, or following criminal proceedings. In addition, disciplinary action, decisions, and/or sanctions will not be changed even if criminal charges are dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of the student. If you are facing disciplinary proceedings in connection with criminal charges, you are entitled to have an attorney present at any conduct hearings.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Rutgers
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a myriad of violations, some of which include:
- Forgery, fraud, or providing false information
- Unlawfully possessing a weapon
- Assaulting or threatening another person
- Sexual assault or non-consensual sexual contact
- Bullying, intimidation, stalking, or harassment
- Invasion of privacy
- Theft or property crimes
- Possession, distribution, or use of illegal drugs
- Misusing or misappropriating a prescription drug, over-the-counter medication, or legal substance
- Possession, distribution, or use of alcohol underage or where alcohol is not permitted
- Disorderly conduct
Contact a Rutgers Arrest Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested, called in for questioning by campus police, are facing criminal charges, or are facing disciplinary action for an alleged student code of conduct violation at Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 201-885-4876 today to receive your cost-free consultation.