Justification in New Jersey Property Crimes

Haledon NJ Property Crimes Defense Lawyer

Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Haledon, Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, and Passaic County, who have been charged with criminal offenses such as homicide, aggravated assault, stalking, and terroristic threats.

Ms. Hascup 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. She has handled a number of cases in which the defense of insanity was raised at the time of trial. Now she is fighting for you.

Ms. Hascup is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who understands the law and who knows what defenses to raise on your behalf. She will attack the criminal charges against you and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Defense of Justification in Property Crimes in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:3-10

Defenses Justification in Property Crimes. N.J.S.A. 2C:3-10 provides:

Conduct involving the appropriation, seizure or destruction of, damage to, intrusion on, or interference with, property is justifiable under circumstances which would establish a defense of privilege in a civil action based thereon, unless:

a. The code or the law defining the offense deals with the specific situation involved; or

b. A legislative purpose to exclude the justification claimed otherwise plainly appears.

You need an attorney who fully understand the nuances of the law and the defenses that can be raised to fight certain charges. Ms. Hascup will use her knowledge and experience to your advantage.

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If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal offense as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident in which the damage caused to property might have been justifiable, there may be a valid defense. Contact the law office of Alissa D. Hascup today to request a free initial 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 highly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and tell you how she can help get your charges significantly reduced or even dismissed.

With offices in Paterson, Newark and Hackensack, Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7 and offers nights and weekend appointments as well as flexible payment options.

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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 and 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.