Bergen County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Lawyer in Hackensack NJ

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Bergen County, New Jersey, do not put your legal rights at risk. You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights. Skilled criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup knows that nothing is more important than your liberty, and she will do everything within her power to preserve your rights and to help you maintain a clean criminal record.

Ms. Hascup will discuss your case with you and help you decide how to proceed. She has handled countless criminal cases in superior courts and municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including in Bergen County. She is a former prosecutor and knows exactly what to do to protect your rights and freedom. If you are staring down criminal charges in Bergen County, New Jersey, contact Ms. Hascup’s office. The initial consultation is always free of charge.

How Criminal Charges are Handled in Bergen County, NJ

Local municipal courts throughout Bergen County typically handle traffic and parking summonses, most minor criminal matters (known as disorderly persons offenses), and borough or township ordinance violations.

More serious offenses involving jail exposure greater than six months are initially processed in local municipal court before being turned over to the Bergen County Prosecutor and sent to Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ.

The Bergen County Superior Court handles all indictable felony charges. The court offers a Drug Court program, which may allow you to stay out of jail and participate in a rehabilitation program instead of serving prison time. The court also has a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that can lead to avoiding trial altogether.

Contact a Hackensack NJ Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Bergen County, New Jersey, you need straight answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Contact the Law Offices of Alissa D. Hascup for a free initial consultation about your case. She will walk you through your options and explain your rights.

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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 highly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and tell you how she can help get your charges significantly reduced or even dismissed.

With offices in Paterson, Newark and Hackensack, Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7 and offers nights and weekend appointments as well as flexible payment options.

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 and 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.