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.