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Lawyer Defending Monmouth University Drug Arrests and Criminal Charges

06
Aug
2011

by in Criminal Defense, Drug Defense

Monmouth University Criminal Arrests

Monmouth University students are sometimes arrested for marijuana possession, assault, theft, and other minor criminal charges. Both West Long Branch Police and Monmouth University Police patrol the campus and surrounding areas. Noise violations at parties can often lead to criminal charges when police arrive. Underage drinking and drug arrests are sometimes made after police respond to local student – houses. If you or your child has been arrested near Monmouth University, call now to speak with a local defense attorney.

Another common charge made against Monmouth University students is for underage drinking and driving. Some young adults often make the bad decision to drive after drinking at parties in West Long Branch. Other times, students go out to bars and clubs in Long Branch, Belmar and Asbury Park and return to West Long Branch by drunk driving. If you have been charged with a West Long Branch DWI, call now for help.

Monmouth University

Monmouth University is a private, residential college located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, about an hour from New York City and also Philadelphia. It offers thirty-three undergraduate and twenty-one graduate degree programs. The university enrolls more than 6,000 students in its eight schools, and has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1.  It is an accredited university.

Monmouth College was founded during the Depression in1933 as a two-year college and held its classes at night for students who could not afford to go away to college. In 1956 Monmouth College became accredited with four-year programs that lead to bachelor’s degrees, and then later on master’s degree programs were added. In 1995, the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education finally gave the school university status.

When applying to Monmouth University, one must have an average of 1150-1650 on their SAT scores and a “B” average in high school in order to be considered for admittance. When admitted, the school offers school-based grants and scholarships to its freshman. There are more than one hundred endowed grants and scholarships also, as long as students maintain a 2.5-3.0 GPA and are enrolled full time.

Approximately 1800 students live on campus and there are more than seventy-five student-run organizations, such as clubs, fraternities, sororities, media and honor societies.

The Monmouth University athletic teams are known as the Hawks, and some of the many athletic departments are baseball, basketball, track, hockey, tennis, golf and soccer for both men and women. Some have even competed in the NCAA tournament.

The students look forward to the popular traditions on campus, such as The Big Event, Homecoming, Winterball, and Springfest, as well as outdoor movies, festivals, sports, talent shows and concerts that are on campus every semester. The school even has its own television station – HAWK TV as well as a radio station – WMCX FM.

Monmouth University has a comprehensive study abroad program. Students can study for a semester in England, Australia and Italy. There are also summer programs abroad in Italy and Spain. To those students who are working and do not have the time to go to the college, there is also an online program as well.

The University’s Center for Student Success has an advising system that counsels students with workshops and outreach services structured to assist them from freshman orientation through graduation.

The total cost of attendance on the Monmouth University campus is approximately $36,916. In 2010, Monmouth University ranked sixteenth in the top forty-eight New Jersey colleges with a highest overall school score of 80.01.

Some noted alumni are:

  • Miles Austin – wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys;
  • Anthony Beltempo – creator of the MTV show Jersey Shore;
  • Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, also from the MTV show Jersey Shore;
  • Christie Rampone – U.S. women’s national soccer team captain;
  • Ronald Lapin – Israeli-born American physician who pioneered “bloodless surgery” and was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1983;
  • Declan O’Scanlon – N.J. Assemblyman – 12th Legislative district; and
  • John Nalbone – tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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