The Pennington School Criminal & Disciplinary Defense Attorney
The Pennington School is a day and boarding school for students ranging from sixth to twelfth grades that is located in Pennington New Jersey. Although this private school is known to be selective, that does not translate into an environment that is 100% clean from criminal and disciplinary issues. For those who have the misfortune of being charged with an offense or subjected to disciplinary proceedings, selection of a qualified defense attorney is important. A lawyer with years of experience handling cases like the one confronting you is available at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We are former prosecutors with over a century of experience defending cases in Mercer County including in Pennigton Municipal Court and at the Superior Court in Trenton. To speak to a lawyer at the firm immediately in a free initial consultation, call 609–683–8102.Criminal Offense at The Pennington School
Most criminal offenses at the Pennington School involve some variety of disorderly persons offense. Although this grade of charge is handled in municipal court and is misdemeanor in nature, a finding of guilt results in a criminal record, fines and up to six months in jail. Indictable criminal offenses, which are felonies, come in the form of a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime. These violations may only be adjudicated at the Mercer County Superior Court. The most common criminal cases encountered by our attorneys include:
- Possession of Marijuana (e.g. 50 grams or less)
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Simple Assault
- Drug Distribution including Marijuana, Cocaine, MDMA & Prescription Medication
- Possession of a Weapon
The standard penalties for criminal charges falling into the previously described grades are reflected in the table below.
|Degree of Offense||Maximum Fine||Period of Incarceration|
|First Degree||$200,000||10-20 Years|
|Second Degree||$150,000||5-10 Years|
|Third Degree||$15,000||Up to 5 Years|
|Fourth Degree||$10,000||Up to 18 Months|
|Disorderly Persons Offense||$1,000||Up to 6 Months|
A criminal offense or serious disciplinary violation certainly has much more potential to negatively effect you than you might think. For this reason, you need to consult a competent Pennington Criminal Lawyer to learn your options. An attorney at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is ready is assist you in this capacity and utilize the decades of experience of our team to secure a favorable outcome. To discuss all of the circumstances of your charge with one of our attorney immediately, call 609–683–8102.