Totowa NJ Eluding Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses against the public, including eluding, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct in Totowa, Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Morristown, Denville, Watchung, Newark, and Hackensack.
Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courtd (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses) throughout New Jersey. She is a former Assistant County Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General who handled a host of cases during the course of her distinguished career, ranging from robbery and aggravated assault, to terroristic threats and contempt.
In addition to exposure to a lengthy term of incarceration, an eluding conviction can have serious collateral consequences. If you are facing eluding charges in New Jersey, you need aggressive, effective legal representation. Ms. Hascup is an experienced criminal defense lawyer understands the importance of acting quickly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Contact her office anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Eluding in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2b
Eluding is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2b, which provides:
b. Eluding. Any person, while operating a motor vehicle on any street or highway in this State or any vessel on the waters of this State, who knowingly flees or attempts to elude any police or law enforcement officer after having received any signal from such officer to bring the vehicle or vessel to a full stop commits a crime of the third degree; except that, a person is guilty of a crime of the second degree if the flight or attempt to elude creates a risk of death or injury to any person.
(NOTE: It shall be inferred that the flight or attempt to elude created a risk of death or injury to any person if the actor s conduct involved a violation of Title 39, Chapter 4 meaning, for example, that if the actor was Driving While Intoxicated (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50), it is inferred that the flight or attempt to elude created a risk of death or injury and, thereby, the crime will be charged as a second degree.)
A crime of the second degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
A crime of the third degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
In addition to the above penalties, an Eluding conviction also carries with it a mandatory license suspension for a period of between 6 months and 2 years.
Contact a Passaic County NJ Eluding Defense Attorney to Discuss Your Case
The consequences of an Eluding conviction can be severe. Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who will work to limit your exposure by attacking the State’s case and putting you in a position to get the best possible result.
Should you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with Eluding, don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Ms. Hascup is ready to fight for you. Contact her office now at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.