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Passaic County NJ Carjacking Defense Attorney

Carjacking Defense Lawyer with Offices in Totowa, New Jersey

Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with offenses against property, including carjacking in Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, Totowa and Wayne.

Ms. Hascup is a criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General who has handled a host of cases, ranging from attempted murder to robbery, during the course of her distinguished career.

Being charged with carjacking means exposure to a lengthy term of incarceration and number of other collateral consequences. You need serious, aggressive legal representation at every stage of the process. Ms. Hascup is an experienced attorney who is ready to attack the State’s case and fight for the best possible result.

Contact her office at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Carjacking in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2

Carjacking is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, which provides:

a. A person is guilty of carjacking if in the course of committing an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle or in an attempt to commit an unlawful taking of a motor vehicle he:

1. Inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon an occupant or person in possession or control of a motor vehicle;
2. Threatens an occupant or person in control with, or purposely or knowingly puts an occupant or person in control of the motor vehicle in fear of, immediate bodily injury;
3. Commits or threatens immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree; or
4. Operates or causes said vehicle to be operated with the person who was in possession or control or was an occupant of the motor vehicle at the time of the taking remaining in the vehicle.

Carjacking is a crime of the first degree and, upon conviction, a person can be sentenced to a term of imprisonment between 10 and 30 years in New Jersey State Prison. (NOTE: The statute extends the term of imprisonment beyond the standard range for a crime of the first degree.)

Carjacking is also an enumerated crime under the No Early Release Act ( NERA ), meaning that 85% of the sentence imposed must be served before becoming eligible for parole.

Contact a Totowa NJ Carjacking Defense Lawyer Today

Should you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with carjacking as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, the consequences can be serious and permanent. Alissa D. Hascup can help. Contact her today at 862-257-1200 for a free consultation about your case.

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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 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