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Bergen County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney

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 you. 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 best proceed. She has successfully handled countless criminal cases in superior courts and municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including in Bergen County. She is a former Assistant Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor. Now she is ready to fight for you. If you are staring down criminal charges in Bergen County, New Jersey, contact Ms. Hascup’s office without delay. Your 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 for handling. 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.

Bergen County Superior Court Information

The Bergen County Superior Court is located at 10 Main Street in Hackensack, NJ. The Bergen County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Leslie Darcy is the Criminal Division Manager. For more information on the Bergen County Superior Court, please visit:

Bergen County Superior Court Criminal Division Information

The Bergen County Superior Court, Criminal Division has nine trial court judges:
  • Judge Margaret M. Foti (Presiding Judge)
  • Judge Keith A. Bachmann
  • Judge Carol N. Catuogno
  • Judge Christopher R. Kazlau
  • Judge Nina C. Remson
  • Judge James X. Sattely, Jr.
  • Judge Mitchell I. Steinhart
  • Judge Gary N. Wilcox
  • Judge Susan J. Steele (retired, on recall)

Directions to Bergen County Superior Court

From I-80 Eastbound: Take Exit 66 (Hudson Street). From the exit ramp turn left onto Vreeland Avenue. From Vreeland Avenue, turn left onto Hudson Street. Justice Center is approximately ¾ mile up, straight ahead. From Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 159 to I-80 East, then proceed as above. From New Jersey Turnpike: Take Turnpike North to its northern terminus. Follow signs for Route 46 West (Hackensack). Follow Route 46 West past two traffic lights and across a bridge over the Hackensack River. Just past the bridge, bear right at the first fork onto River Street. From River Street, turn left onto Court Street (approximately 1½ miles from Route 46), where the Visitor Parking is located. Justice Center is west of the parking area. From Route 4: Use Hackensack Avenue exit, towards Hackensack. Hackensack Avenue becomes River Street in Hackensack. From River Street, turn right onto Court Street (approximately 1¾ miles from Route 4) where the Visitor Parking is located. Justice Center is west of the parking area.

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Information

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is located at Two Bergen County Plaza, Fourth Floor in Hackensack. The office’s main telephone number is (201) 226-5500. The Bergen County Prosecutor is Mark Musella, and he is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. For more information about the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, click here.

Contact a 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 Alissa D. Hascup for a free initial consultation about your case. She will walk you through your options and explain your rights.

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.


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Totowa, NJ 07512

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Denville, NJ 07834