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Totowa NJ Criminal Restraint & False Imprisonment Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey

Knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Paterson, Passaic, Woodland Park, and Clifton that have been charged with kidnapping-related offenses such as criminal restraint, false imprisonment, abduction, and criminal coercion.

She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in both Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor. During her time with the Morris County Prosecutor s Office, she prosecuted a host of cases ranging from attempted murder and sexual assault to stalking and harassment.

If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal restraint or false imprisonment as a result of a domestic violence or other related criminal incident, the results can be serious. It is important that you have an experienced, knowledgeable domestic violence defense lawyer who is prepared to fight on your behalf for the best result.

Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Criminal Restraint in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2

Criminal Restraint is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2, which provides:

A person commits a crime of the third degree if he knowingly:

a. Restrains another unlawfully in circumstances exposing the other to risk of serious bodily injury; or

b. Holds another in a condition of involuntary servitude.

A crime of the third degree is punishable by up a term of imprisonment between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

False Imprisonment in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3

False Imprisonment is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3, which provides:

A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he knowingly restrains another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with his liberty.

A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 6 months in the county jail.

Nevertheless, Alissa Hascup can seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternative disposition on your behalf. For instance, if you are a first-time offender, we can attempt to negotiate your entry into a diversionary program like the Pre-Trial Intervention Program ( PTI ), which means that you may be able to avoid a conviction on your record.

Contact a Totowa NJ Criminal Restraint Lawyer for Immediate Assistance

Regardless of your criminal history (or lack thereof), if you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with Criminal Restraint or False Imprisonment as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are permanent and severe. Alissa D. Hascup can help. Call her today to discuss your case, or email her to schedule a free, in-person consultation.

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.


999 Riverview Drive

Totowa, NJ 07512

165 East Main Street

Denville, NJ 07834