Totowa NJ Falsifying or Tampering with Records Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer with Offices in Passaic County, New Jersey
Criminal Defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with serious theft, fraud & forgery offenses including, falsifying or tampering with records, credit card fraud, forgery, and shoplifting in Totowa, Wayne, North Haledon, Paterson, and Clifton, New Jersey.
She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) as well as Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General. Having handled hundreds of fraudulent practice cases during the course of her distinguished career, Hascup is well-versed in the legal requirements of the State when attempting to prove a Falsifying or Tampering with Records case beyond a reasonable doubt – and she will use that knowledge to defend, and to potentially beat, the charges filed against you.
Being charged with the crime of Falsifying or Tampering with Records leaves a person exposed to a term of incarceration and a number of collateral consequences. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Ms. Hascup is prepared to attack the state’s case, positioning you to achieve the best possible result. Contact her offices anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Falsifying or Tampering with Records Crimes in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4
N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4 sets forth:
a. Except as provided in subsection b. of this section, a person commits a crime of the fourth degree if he falsifies, destroys, removes, conceals any writing or record, or utters any writing or record knowing that it contains a false statement or information, with purpose to deceive or injure anyone or to conceal any wrongdoing. A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a period of incarceration of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
b. Issuing a False Financial Statement: A person is guilty of issuing a false financial statement, a crime of the third degree, when, with purpose to deceive or injure anyone or to conceal any wrongdoing; he by oath or affirmation:
(1) Knowingly makes or utters a written instrument which purports to describe the financial condition or ability to pay of some person and which is inaccurate in some substantial respect; or
(2) Represents in writing that a written instrument purporting to describe a person’s financial condition or ability to pay as of a prior date is accurate with respect to such person’s current financial condition or ability to pay, whereas, he knows it is substantially inaccurate in that respect.
A crime of the third degree is punishable by a period of incarceration of between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Contact a Clifton NJ Falsifying or Tampering with Records Defense Lawyer Today
The consequences of a Falsifying or Tampering with Records conviction can be very serious. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights. Criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup is available anytime to speak with you regarding your case. Contact her now to request your free consultation about your charges.