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New Jersey Municipal Court Conditional Dismissal Program

Municipal Court Defense Lawyer in Passaic County, New Jersey

Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Paterson, Totowa, Morristown, Denville, Hackensack, and Newark, who have been charged with municipal-level criminal offenses such as criminal mischief, lewdness, and simple assault. She is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will help you with case-related issues and attack the criminal charges against you.

Ms. Hascup is a former assistant county prosecutor, special deputy attorney general, and municipal prosecutor. Now she is fighting for you. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

The Conditional Dismissal Program in NJ Municipal Courts

The Conditional Dismissal Program is available to defendants in Municipal Court whose arrests took place after January 4, 2014. This diversionary program, commonly referred to as “PTI in Municipal Court,” resembles the long-established Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program of New Jersey’s Superior Court, which is applicable to felony-level offenses.

For defendants in Municipal Court who meet certain criteria, the Program may present a viable option. It is applicable to those facing certain charges for disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses who do not have a prior criminal record and have not been previously enrolled in a diversionary program. Certain charges, such as those for driving while intoxicated or domestic violence related offenses, are not among the offenses classified as suitable for the conditional dismissal program.

The Program functions as follows: the defendant must plead guilty to the underlying offense, at which time the court suspends the charges for a one-year probationary term. Upon enrollment, the individual must comply with the conditions of the Program and avoid any further arrests during the probation period. Provided that he or she does so, the charges are subsequently dismissed and the individual is left with no criminal conviction on his/her record. A record of the arrest in connection with the charge is also eligible for expungement six months after the completion of the Program.

Eligibility Requirements for the Conditional Dismissal Program in New Jersey Municipal Courts

  • Defendants facing charges for disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses (excluding domestic violence, DWI)
  • Individuals having no prior criminal record
  • Those who have not been previously enrolled in a diversionary program, including PTI, conditional discharge, or conditional dismissal
  • Those arrested after January 4, 2014

Contact a Totowa NJ Municipal Court Lawyer Today

Alissa D. Hascup knows the nuances of New Jersey criminal defense law and is committed to putting her experience and knowledge to work for you. If you find yourself in a situation in which you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, this may have serious consequences. To discuss your case with Ms. Hascup, call her office or fill out her online contact form to request your free initial consultation.

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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