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Alissa D. Hascup

Passaic County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney

Location(s): Totowa, NJ; Denville, NJ
Phone: 862-257-1200

Email: Email Me
Alissa D. Hascup, Esq. is a graduate of the University of Richmond and Hofstra University School of Law.

After interning with the New York County Defender Services and the Hofstra University Criminal Justice Clinic (where she received the highest honors) while in her final year of law school, Ms. Hascup formally began her legal career in 2004 at a criminal defense firm in Monmouth County, New Jersey. There, she was exposed to a wide range of cases, including Homicide, Weapons offenses, Sexual offenses, and DWIs. She assisted in the representation of individuals charged with criminal offenses at the Federal and State levels, as well as the representation of public officials and law enforcement officers charged with criminal and administrative offenses.

In 2007, she joined a criminal defense firm in Essex County, New Jersey. During her time there, she continued to successfully defend individuals throughout the State of New Jersey, including those charged criminally at the federal level with offenses such as Racketeering, Bank Fraud, and Drug Distribution, at the State level with offenses including Homicide, Terroristic Threats, and Aggravated Assault, and at the Municipal level with DWIs and traffic violations. She also continued to successfully represent law enforcement officers charged with administrative offenses.

Thereafter, in 2009, Ms. Hascup joined the Morris County Prosecutors Office as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit. She successfully prosecuted a number of domestic violence restraining order violation (Contempt) cases and related Assault and Harassment cases before being promoted to the Trial Unit, where she enjoyed immediate success prosecuting defendants for serious indictable/felony-level offenses including Bank Robbery, Armed Robbery, Eluding, Possession of Handguns, Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Aggravated Sexual Assault. She also regularly served in the capacity as an on-duty prosecutor for the Major Crimes Unit, where she was tasked with responding to crime scenes and assisting in the underlying investigations with witness and suspect interviews and Search Warrant preparation.

In January of 2013, armed with her extensive prosecutorial experience, she left the Morris County Prosecutors Office to return to private practice. With offices in Totowa (Passaic County) and Denville (Morris County), she aggressively and zealously defends individuals throughout the State of New Jersey charged with all types of criminal offenses.


  • 60% Criminal
  • 10% Criminal – Federal
  • 10% Domestic Violence (including restraining orders)
  • 10% DWI/DUI
  • 10% Municipal (including serious traffic offenses)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


    • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York

J.D. – 2004
Law Review: Family Law Review, Staff Editor, 2002 – 2004

    • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

B.A. – 2001
Major: Leadership Studies / Pre-Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association – Criminal Law Section, Past Chair / Current Trustee
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Domestic Violence Working Group, Past Member
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Member


  • English
  • Spanish

Contact Us

If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you want a battle-tested, aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side. Alissa D. Hascup will protect your rights and your freedom. She is highly skilled and incredibly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your criminal charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions, and explain how she can best defend you.

Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7. For your convenience, she offers night and weekend appointments, as well as virtual appointments.

Courts We Serve

In Passaic County, including Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Passaic, West Milford, Hawthorne, Little Falls, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Woodland Park, Wanaque, Totowa, North Haledon, Haledon, Bloomingdale, and Prospect Park, in Morris County, including Morristown, Parsippany, Denville, Randolph, Rockaway, Madison, Boonton, Dover, East Hanover, Montville, Lincoln Park, Pequannock, Butler, and Riverdale, in Essex County, including Newark, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, Nutley, Maplewood, Millburn, Verona, Cedar Grove, West Caldwell, Glen Ridge, Fairfield, and Roseland.


999 Riverview Drive

Totowa, NJ 07512

165 East Main Street

Denville, NJ 07834