NJIT Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Attorney for Arrests and Charges at NJIT in Newark, New Jersey
The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has a 48-acre campus located in the University Heights district of downtown Newark, New Jersey. The University has an urban vibe and access to New York City in just 20 minutes by train. Currently, NJIT has 11,400 students enrolled. Among these students, more than 50 percent of freshman live on campus and 25 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. With so many people and so much to do, NJIT provides a fantastic environment for living and learning on and off-campus. However, there is a significant law enforcement presence in and around the Newark area, and many students and visitors face arrests and charges for criminal offenses such as underage drinking, simple assault, and marijuana possession, as well as drunk driving (DWI), and violations of the student code of conduct.
If you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at NJIT or in the surrounding community, you may face criminal prosecution in Newark 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 NJIT 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 NJIT in Newark, as well as NJIT students at University conduct hearings. 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 Offenses at NJIT in Newark NJ
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at NJIT, 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 providing alcohol to minors or disorderly conduct, your case will be held in Newark 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.
Newark Municipal Court Information
The Newark Municipal Court is located at 31 Green Street, Newark, New Jersey. The court holds sessions five days a week in the mornings and in the afternoons. Morning sessions begin at 8:30 am and afternoon sessions begin at 4:00 pm. The court can be reached directly at 973-733-6520. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For additional information about Newark Municipal Court, visit the Newark 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.
NJIT Student Conduct Hearings
The NJIT Student Code of Conduct regulates the investigation, procedure, and discipline of students who allegedly violate local, state, or federal law, or University conduct policy. If a person is accused of such an offense, he or she may be subject to criminal prosecution and University disciplinary proceedings. The University may impose any combination of one or more of the following sanctions on a student responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct: academic sanctions, warning, reprimand, disciplinary probation, loss of privileges, restitution, fines, discretionary sanctions, suspension, indefinite suspension, or expulsion. If you are facing student discipline and/or criminal charges, it is highly advisable to have a knowledgeable defense attorney on your side.
Violations that May Lead to Disciplinary Proceedings at NJIT
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Assault, harassment, bullying, or threats
- Property damage and criminal mischief
- Possession or distribution of drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Underage drinking
- Providing alcohol to minors
- DWI and underage DWI
- Disorderly or disruptive conduct
- Possession or use of weapons
- Sexual assault or misconduct
- Cheating, plagiarism, or providing false information
Contact a NJIT Arrest 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 NJIT in Newark, New Jersey, contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup at 201-885-4876 today to receive your cost-free consultation.