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Rutgers University Criminal Offense
New Brunswick NJ Criminal Lawyer
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is conveniently located right down the street from Rutgers University on Paterson Street. Not surprisingly, we have occasion to appear in New Brunswick Municipal Court as well as Middlesex County Superior Court on behalf of many Rutgers students every year. Although the attorneys at our firm defend all criminal and traffic offenses on behalf of students, simple assault, aggravated assault, distribution of marijuana, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana and disorderly conduct are dealt with most frequently. There are also handle a considerable number of DWI charges at Rutgers. If you are a student at Rutgers University and are facing an indictable or municipal court violation in New Brunswick, we certainly can help you. To speak to a lawyer on our staff immediately, contact our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126 for a free consultation.
Criminal Charges at Rutgers Campus in New Brunswick
Rutgers University has a strict alcohol and drug policy. An arrest not only results in criminal charges in New Brunswick but also the reporting of the incident to the Office of Student Conduct. If you have been charged with underage drinking or another violation, your problems also include the University Code of Student Conduct which outlines the potential discipline you can face for a alcohol, drug, narcotic, controlled substances or paraphernalia offense. The result is that a student frequently faces two sets of charges when they are involved in illegal activities at Rutgers University, including Livingston Campus and Cook Campus. The attorneys at our office can help you not only defend the criminal case you are facing but also provide representation at disciplinary proceedings at the University so that you are not suspended, expelled or removed from campus. Serving you in this dual capacity is pivotal because there is often an interplay between the two insofar as admissions of guilt and other issues.
Penalties Which You Face In The Courts
Where your case is heard hinges on the grade of offense involved. If you have been charged with a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime, the case will be heard at the county courthouse located in New Brunswick. The penalties that apply to these felony charges include 10-20 years in prison and a $200,000 fine for a first degree crime, 5-10 years and a $150,000 for a second degree crime, 3-5 years and $15,000 for a third degree crime and 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine for a fourth degree crime. Less serious violations are referred to as disorderly persons offenses and they are heard in the City Municipal Court. The penalties for a charge falling within this grade include up to six months in the county jail and a $1,000 fine. There is also a mandatory driver’s license suspension of at least six months and as much as two years whenever someone is convicted of any drug related offense.
Rutgers University Criminal Lawyer in New Brunswick New Jersey
We realize that you are probably in fear of the potential consequences you may be exposed to because of this offense. We know from prior experience that we can accomplish a considerable amount in relieving this stress with a conversation. A lawyer on our staff can address all of your concerns and educate you in what can be done by us to avoid a negative result. Attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you at 732-246-7126.