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Defense by Persons Caring for Others in New Jersey Criminal Cases

Passaic County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Clifton, Totowa, Wayne, Paterson, and Passaic, who have been charged with criminal offenses such as resisting arrest, criminal coercion, stalking, and aggravated assault. She is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who will attack the criminal charges against you and raise any applicable defenses to help you achieve the best possible result.

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

Defense by Persons With Special Responsibilities for Care, Discipline, or Safety of Others in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:3-8

Defenses Use of Force by Persons With Special Responsibility for Care, Discipline or Safety of Others. N.J.S.A. 2C:3-8 provides:

The use of force upon or toward the person of another is justifiable as permitted by law or as would be a defense in a civil action based thereon where the actor has been vested or entrusted with special responsibility for the care, supervision, discipline or safety of another or of others and the force is used for the purpose of and, subject to N.J.S.A. 2C:3-9(b), to the extent necessary to further that responsibility, 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; or
c. Deadly force is used, in which case such force must be otherwise justifiable under the provisions of this chapter.

Ms. Hascup knows the nuances of criminal law in NJ and she will put her experience to work for you.

Contact a Totowa NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation Today

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 actor had special responsibility for the care, supervision, or safety of another, there may be a valid defense. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation – protect your rights. Contact Alissa D. Hascup today to request a free initial consultation about your case.

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