Seton Hall University Arrest Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney for Seton Hall Charges in South Orange, New Jersey
The Seton Hall University campus is a beautiful, historical setting that is home to nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Located in the heart of downtown South Orange, the 58-acre campus combines the spirit of its history (founded in 1856) with modern-day technologies and rigorous academic programs. Among the many benefits that the school offers are its highly competitive athletics, which draw crowds including students, their guests, alumni, and other visitors. With thousands of students and activities, Seton Hall provides the opportunity for fun and festivities, but also the potential for arrests and disciplinary action. In fact, students and others are often arrested on and off campus for criminal offenses such as underage drinking and possession of marijuana, as well as student conduct violations.
When you are accused of a criminal offense or DWI at Seton Hall, you may face criminal prosecution in Maplewood and South Orange 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 Seton Hall 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 at Seton Hall, as well as Seton Hall 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 Offenses at Seton Hall University
If you are arrested and charged with a crime at Seton Hall, 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 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 DWI, simple assault, or disorderly conduct, your case will be held in Maplewood and South Orange 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.
South Orange Maplewood Municipal Court Information
The shared Maplewood and South Orange Municipal Court is located at 1618 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood Township, New Jersey, 07040. The court can be reached directly at (973) 762-2839. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday evenings from 5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday evenings from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For additional information about the South Orange and Maple Municipal Court, visit the South Orange Maplewood 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.
Seton Hall University Student Disciplinary Proceedings
The Seton Hall University 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 states: “The Code of Student Conduct shall apply to conduct that occurs on University premises, at University sponsored activities and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the University Community.” It also applies to conduct that occurs from the moment the student applies to the university to the actual awarding of his or her degree. 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 highly advisable to have an attorney representing you.
Violations that May Lead to Conduct Proceedings at Seton Hall University
You may face disciplinary conduct proceedings for committing, attempting to commit, or assisting others in committing a wide variety of offenses, involving:
- Cheating, plagiarism, or forgery
- Disorderly or disruptive conduct
- Physical abuse, harassment, or threatening behavior
- Sexual misconduct
- Dating and domestic violence
- Criminal mischief and vandalism
- Alcohol-related offenses
- Drugs Offenses
- Weapons and firearms offenses
Contact a Seton Hall University Criminal 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 Seton Hall 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.