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Defenses Against Criminal Charges in New Jersey

Passaic County NJ Criminal Lawyer

Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, Totowa, and Passaic County, who have been charged with domestic violence related criminal offenses such as kidnapping, burglary, terroristic threats, and endangering the welfare of a child. She is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who will attack the criminal charges against you and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.

She has successfully handled countless cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor and special deputy attorney general. During the course of her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, she handled cases ranging from homicide (murder) and aggravated assault to robbery and weapons offenses. Now she is fighting for you. Contact Ms. Hascup’s office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Totowa NJ Self-Defense Attorney

Ms. Hascup understands the law in New Jersey and knows how to raise various defenses against criminal charges, including:

Denville NJ Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence is taken extremely seriously in New Jersey. The consequences of being convicted of a crime of domestic violence can be dire. In addition, the entry of a temporary restraining order (TRO) or a final restraining order (FRO) can have both an immediate and long-term impact on your life.

When police investigate a reported domestic violence incident, a criminal complaint can be filed against one or both of the parties involved for any domestic violence criminal charges. If criminal charges are filed, they must be handled in either the local Municipal Court or in the Superior Court, depending on the severity and the degree of the charges.

If the charges are indictable (felony) level charges, they must be handled at the Superior Court in the county in which the alleged crime occurred. If the charges are disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanor), they can be handled in the local Municipal Court in which the offense allegedly occurred. The criminal charges are a completely separate proceeding from a restraining order if one is issued.

Alissa Hascup constructs defenses for clients charged with domestic violence offenses, and advocates for victims of domestic violence in Passaic County and throughout New Jersey.

Consult With a Passaic County NJ Criminal Lawyer About Your Defense

If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal offense or are facing a restraining order in New Jersey, it is important to retain the services of a highly skilled, aggressive lawyer who has experience in defending domestic violence cases. Alissa D. Hascup is here for you. She will review the facts of your case and determine whether a defense can be raised on your behalf, including self-defense, defense of others, intoxication and insanity. The right defense can result in dismissal of the charges against you. Domestic violence is serious and can have serious consequences. She can help. For your convenience, you can use her contact form to schedule a free 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