Rowan University Criminal, DWI & Traffic Defense Lawyers

Federal Law requires institutions like Rowan University to maintain crime logs and make them accessible to the public. It is surprising when you review this information to learn just how often students and visitors to campus are arrested for theft, DWI, sex assault, drug possession and other offenses. For example, during April 2019 there were six (6) sexual assault, nine (9) theft and twelve (12) harassment incidents, as well as a slew of other activity, reported by Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

If you or your child was charged with violating the law or committing a serious traffic offense at Rowan University, you should contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. Representation by a criminal attorney who is skilled in defending charges in Glassboro Municipal Court, as well as the Gloucester County Superior Court, can provide the advantage needed to avoid a conviction. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have exactly what you need with qualifications that include:

  • One of the largest criminal defense teams in the state with 10 attorneys who specializing in defending those accused of violating the law.
  • Several former county prosecutors who have served in roles like the Director of Major Crimes, Juvenile Division, Drug Task Force and an entire Trial Division.
  • Former municipal prosecutors in over 25 local towns who have handled literally thousands of disorderly persons offenses, DWI and traffic charges.
  • Lawyers with over 200 years in practice defending everything from basic municipal court charges to the most complex first degree crimes.
  • Lawyers whose experience is so extensive that they are certified criminal trial attorneys. This honor has been extended to less than 2% of those licensed in the State of New Jersey.
  • Office conveniently located in Woodbury, the county seat of Gloucester County and the location of the Superior Court where all indictable criminal charges of the first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree are heard.

Charges at Rowan University

The Rowan University police possess jurisdiction to enforce the law on the Glassboro campus, West Campus and at Rowan SOM. They also have the ability to make arrests on roadways that intersect, border and run through Rowan University campuses. There are many criminal and traffic charges that rise annual within this context. Some form of disorderly persons offense definitely falls within this statement including, but not limited to, domestic assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, trespass, criminal mischief and simple assault.  There are also quite a number of individuals arrested for indictable crimes of the first, second, third and fourth degree such as stalking, distribution of CDS, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and burglary. The vast majority of these offenses arise at campus residences located at:

  • Edgewood Park
  • Triad
  • Townhouse Complex
  • Rowan Boulevard
  • Whitney Center
  • 220 Rowan Boulevard
  • International House
  • 230 Victoria Street
  • 223 West High Street
  • Laurel Hall
  • Oak Hall
  • Evergreen Hall
  • Mullica Hall
  • Mimosa Hall
  • Willow Hall
  • Magnolia Hall
  • Chestnut Hall



A reoccurring issue confronted by our attorneys with Rowan University arrests is a reluctance on the part of students to inform their parents of charges that have been filed. The result is failure to secure proper representation and, most unfortunately, a record that leaves the individual with a fatal blemish on their ability to secure employment, a professional license and possibly even remain in the United States. Do not make the same foolish mistake and advise your parents or guardian that you have been charged so that a highly skilled attorney can be retained. This will give you the greatest chance of averting an impediment to your bright future.

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Attorneys for an Offense at Rowan University

The aftermath of an arrest can be both stressful and chaotic. The best recommendation we can give you is to educate yourself and to take advantage of a free consultation with a lawyer who specializes in this area of law. A “jack of all trades” definitely isn’t the right option in our estimation nor someone who is unfamiliar with Glassboro Municipal Court or, in the event you are facing an indictable crime, Gloucester County Superior Court. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess the attributes to secure an acquittal or downgrade of your charge(s). You are encouraged to contact us at (856) 818-4770 to learn what one of our lawyers can do to help you.

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defends clients charged at Rowan University with simple assault, DWI, harassment, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, burglary, theft, criminal mischief, aggravated assault, terroristic threat, driving while suspended, reckless driving, robbery, possession of a handgun, firearm or other weapon, possession of CDS, drug distribution, terroristic threat, stalking, false public alarm and invasion of privacy.


The Borough of Glassboro is historically near the top of Gloucester County for charges involving driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) or driving under the influence of drugs (“DUI”). Approximately 200 motorists are arrested annually and there is no doubting the fact that this total is disproportionate to what you would expect given the population and roadways in the town. For example, Monroe has double the population yet its police only write about 90 DWI/DUI summonses every year. Washington Township has almost three times the population to Glassboro but only has about 160 drunk driving and drugged driving cases in a year. The reason for the inflated number of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 is unequivocally the result of the presence of Glassboro University.

The riskiness of driving in Glassboro after consuming alcohol is clear from these statistics. Our lawyers know this as good as anyone as members of a Gloucester County firm that receives many calls from students and other motorists who have been charged with DWI in the borough. It is crucially important that you retain the very best attorney you can find if you were arrested for this charge since a conviction will result in a mandatory driver’s license suspension whether it is your first offense, second offense or third offense. You will also face thousands of dollars in fines, assessments, surcharges and escalating insurance premiums. There is even the real potential for incarceration since 2-90 days is mandatory for a second offense, as well as 180 days for a third offense.

Contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. Lawyers are available around the clock to help you.

Traffic Offense

There a significant consequences to just about every moving violation contained in the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code. At a minimum, you will be fined and have points on your license. If the violation is a more serious offense then you can face a mandatory driver’s license suspension, automatic surcharges and even jail. Consequences such as these are almost always avoidable provided a motorist hires an attorney who is skilled in defending traffic tickets in Glassboro Municipal Court. The lawyers on our defense team have these abilities and are ready to speak to you about what can be done. We offer representation defending any Rowan University traffic ticket/summons you may been charged with, including:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Improper Passing
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving While Suspended
  • DWI
  • DUI
  • Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Observe a Traffic Safety Device
  • Driving Without Insurance

Disorderly Persons Offense

The largest number of criminal charges at Rowan University are disorderly persons offenses. Although it is common for someone to take this type of charge lightly, this is a major mistake because it results in a criminal record, fines, the possibility of a driver’s license suspension and even a county jail term. A talented criminal defense lawyer can ensure that these negative ramifications are avoided so that you have no impediment to obtaining employment, a professional license or in other ways.

The attorneys at our firm have exactly what you need with decades of experience defending clients charged with harassment, simple assault, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and other offenses in Glassboro Municipal Court. We are highly familiar with what it takes to successfully defend a disorderly persons offense, not to mention the court system in Gloucester County. An attorney with the knowledge and skill to successfully defend your charge is ready to discuss your disorderly persons offense for:

  • Simple Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Harassment
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Bad Check

Don’t attempt to deal with a criminal offense that can compromise your future without the benefit of a seasoned attorney. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are just a telephone call away.

Drug Possession

As you might expect, drug possession is a common occurrence at Rowan University, just as it is on most college campuses. Despite the prevalence of these offenses, the fact remains that possession of a controlled dangerous substance, even marijuana, is totally illegal. A conviction for possessing, using or being under the influence of drugs results in a criminal record that will follow you around for years. Your history will include a felony if the drug/cds possessed was cocaine, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, methamphetamine, heroin or any form of prescription drug (e.g. Xanax, Oxycodone, Adderall, etc.). You absolutely must retain an attorney, and preferably one experienced in defending Rowan University drug charges, if you were charged with possession.

We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, an accomplished team of criminal lawyers that have exactly what you are looking for. Our attorneys have not only successfully defended countless marijuana, cocaine and other drug cases over the years but also prosecuted these charges. This experience gives us a unique perspective that allows us to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

If you were arrested at Rowan for possession of cds, give us a call for a free consultation. You will get the answers and insight needed to properly address your Rowan University drug offense.

CDS Distribution

While distribution of drugs is far from the most frequently encountered criminal offense on campus at Rowan University, there are quite a few incidents annually where someone is arrested on this charge. I violation of this nature is extremely serious because it not only carries the real possibility of state prison but also since a conviction results in a felony record for dealing a controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”). It should be obvious to you that an experienced criminal lawyer is an imperative for anyone charged with distributing or possession with intent to distribute drugs/cds like marijuana, cocaine, LSD, MDMA or prescription drugs (e.g. Adderall, Xanax, Oxycodone, etc.). The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the knowledge and expertise you need to defend a CDS charge involving:

  • Distribution
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute
  • Maintaining a CDS Production Facility
  • Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network
  • Distributing GHB
  • Distribution within 1,000 Feet of School Property (a.k.a. School Zone Charge)
  • Distribution within 500 of a Public Park (a.k.a. Public Park Charge)
  • Causing a Drug Induced Death
  • Prescription Drug Offenses

Irrespective of the pedigree of drug or cds involved with your distribution offense, you are facing a felony and years in state prison in the event of a conviction. There is no misdemeanor treatment when it comes to selling drugs nor grade of offense that lacks the possibility of a long state prison sentence. Hiring a talented attorney is therefore important to anyone charged with selling or distributing at Rowan University or anywhere else in Gloucester County. The attorneys at our firm are ready to discuss how we can assist you in defending your offense.

Theft Charges

If you were charged with theft at Rowan University, you aren’t alone. A review of the criminal activity logs maintained by the school reveals many incidents of burglary, theft and criminal mischief every year. The problem is that a momentary lapse in judgement like stealing can leave someone with a criminal record and other collateral consequences that are devastating. Selecting a savvy attorney can accomplish a significant amount in avoiding negative ramifications and the team at our firm is available immediately to provide a free consultation. Our lawyers have many years of experience representing individuals arrested for theft charges such as:

  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft of Services
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Bad Checks
  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Credit Card Theft & Fraud
  • Shoplifting

It is important that you take your charges seriously. If the theft involves more than $200 but less than $500, it is a felony crime of the fourth degree that can result in up t0 18 months in prison. Stealing something valued at $500 but less than $75,000 is a third degree crime resulting in up to 5 years in prison. It is a second degree crime that carries up 5-10 years in prison to commit a theft involving $75,000 or more. And even a disorderly persons offense, which results from a theft of property having a value of less than $200, can land you 6 months in the county jail. Real life penalties such as these, not to mention a criminal record for stealing, should be ample motivation for you to pick up the telephone and contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is a common offense at Rowan University. The Alcohol Policy of Rowan University clearly specifies a slew of potential negative consequences if someone is caught with alcohol when they are under legal drinking age of twenty-one. The school indicates that you can face charges such as:

  1. Charged With Violating N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15 for Possessing or Consuming Alcohol. This criminal offense carries many consequences including a record, fines and up to 6 months in jail.
  2. Charged Under N.J.S.A. 2C:33:1-81 with Purchasing Alcohol Underage. This offense results in similar penalties as those for possession of alcohol.
  3. Charged With Offering or Providing Alcohol to a Minor Under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-17. This charge crops up when students have a party or gathering attended by students who are underage and alcohol is served. This violation is also a disorderly persons offense.
  4. DWI

Other consequences of an alcohol violation at Rowan University include parental notification, suspension of privileges on campus and even expulsion from the institution. No one should attempt to defend an alcohol possession or related charge without the guidance of a skilled attorney. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to assist you in a free consultation to this end. Call us to speak to a lawyer immediately.


Sex Crimes

There are unfortunately many incidents of sexual assault and other sex crimes reported at Rowan University every year. This violations are probably the most serious criminal charges arising on campus. The ramification of allegations that you committed a crime falling under this category can be catastrophic. A conviction for most sex related charges carries many years in prison, sex offender registration under Megan’s Law and a criminal record that will likely destroy any prospect for meaningful employment. You clearly need to hire a lawyer, and one that is highly experienced and skilled, if you have been charged with, are under investigation for or have been accused of:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Sexual Contact
  • Sexual Contact
  • Lewdness
  • Prostitution
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Participating in a File Sharing Network Involving Child Pornography
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child

The lawyers at our Woodbury New Jersey Law Firm have decades of experience defending clients arrested for sex crimes such as those previously set forth. Our office is just a short walk from the Gloucester County Superior Court, the place where every sex assault and criminal sexual contact case is heard. An attorney on our team is available to help you and your family understand the charge(s) you are facing and, more importantly, figure out the best strategy for you to avoid life altering consequences. Call us now for assistance from an accomplished defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.



It is truly shocking to learn just how many students are charged with harassment at Rowan University. The number of individuals accused of harassing another on campus staggering. Do not make the mistake of believing that you are facing a civil dispute if you find yourself in this dilemma as N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 is a criminal violation that carries serious penalties that include:

  • Jail of up to 6 months
  • A Fine of up to $1,000
  • Probation
  • Driver’s License Suspension
  • Community Service

If the incident of harassment stems from a dating relationship or is filed by someone you live or lived with, you can also face a restraining order. The issuance of a temporary restraining order results in a bar from any contact with your accuser and many collateral ramifications that can severely impact your ability to attend Rowan University. It is certainly extremely important to retain an attorney if you have been accused of harassing someone at Rowan University. You need for a criminal attorney is even more dire if you also face Family Court proceedings involving a restraining order.

The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the know-how and experience to help you avoid the consequences of a harassment charge or restraining order. Our team of attorneys has been defending offenses such as yours for decades in Glassboro Municipal Court and the Gloucester County Superior Court. To speak to a lawyer immediately, call (856) 818-4770.