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NJ Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe or Needle Defense Attorney

NJ Defense Lawyer for Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe

Experienced criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with drug offenses, weapons offenses, and other serious crimes, including burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery in Paterson, Newark, Morristown, Hackensack, Elizabeth, and throughout New Jersey.

Ms. Hascup has successfully defended thousands of cases in New Jersey’s Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor, who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend the charges filed against you.

Being charged with a drug offense, such as possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe, can have serious 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 and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.

She will evaluate the strength of the case against you and any legal issues that may be present. How was the needle / syringe discovered? Were you stopped in a motor vehicle? Was the stop constitutionally valid? Did you consent to a search of your vehicle? Was the consent constitutionally valid? Was the needle / syringe found during an arrest? Was the arrest constitutionally valid? Ms. Hascup’s experience in handling these very issues gives her the tools necessary to fight aggressively on your behalf.

Contact Ms. Hascup’s offices anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6

N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6 sets forth:

It shall be unlawful for a person to have under his control or possess with the intent to use a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any other instrument adapted for the use of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog or to sell, furnish or give to any person such syringe, needle or instrument. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.

A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in the county jail. In addition, a conviction for a disorderly persons drug-related offense carries with it certain mandatory fines, including a $500 Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) penalty and a $50 laboratory fee.

Contact a NJ Needle or Syringe Possession Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle or Syringe, there can be serious consequences associated with a conviction. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Protect your freedom and your rights.

Contact Alissa D. Hascup now for your free initial consultation. She is available anytime to discuss your case, so call 862-257-1200 or email her today.

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