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Totowa NJ False Reports Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey

Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who represents clients throughout Passaic County, New Jersey who have been charged with offenses against the public, including but not limited to false reports, obstruction, and witness tampering in Totowa, Woodland Park, Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, Denville, Morristown, Newark, and Hackensack.

Over the last decade as a defense attorney, Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses) throughout New Jersey. She is a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor, who prosecuted a wide variety of cases during the course of her distinguished career, including matters related to domestic violence allegations, terroristic threats, and false reporting. Now she is fighting for you.

If you are facing charges for filing false reports, there are a number of potentially serious consequences. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Ms. Hascup is an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will fight on your behalf for the best possible result. Contact her anytime at at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities (“False Reports”) in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:28-4

False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:28-4, which provides:

a. Falsely Incriminating Another. A person who knowingly gives or causes to be given false information to any law enforcement officer with purpose to implicate another commits a crime of the fourth degree.

b. Fictitious Reports. A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he:

  1. Reports or causes to be reported to law enforcement authorities an offense or other incident within their concern knowing that it did not occur; or
  2. Pretends to furnish or causes to be furnished such authorities with information related to an offense or incident when he knows he has no information relating to such offense or incident.

A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

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

Contact a Passaic County NJ False Reports Defense Attorney Today

Ms. Hascup can seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternate disposition on your behalf. For instance, if you are a first-time offender, she can attempt to negotiate your entry into a diversionary program like the Pre-Trial Intervention ( PTI ) Program. Successful completion of the PTI Program would result in a dismissal of the charges against you.

Regardless of your criminal history (or lack thereof), if you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with False Reporting, call 862-257-1200 or email Ms. Hascup now for 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