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Passaic County NJ Kidnapping Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer with Offices in Totowa and Denville, NJ

According to New Jersey law, a person is guilty of kidnapping if he or she unlawfully removes another from the place where he or she is found or unlawfully confines another with the purpose of holding that person for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage.

A lower-level, but still serious offense is false imprisonment. If a prosecutor learns that an alleged “victim” was, for example, prevented from leaving during a heated argument, false imprisonment charges can be filed, even if the “imprisonment” was relatively brief.

NJ False Imprisonment Lawyer

If you have been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment or a related offense, it is vital to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Alissa D. Hascup is dedicated to protecting her clients’ legal rights and freedom when they are accused of kidnapping-related offenses, regardless of the circumstances.

Statistics show that well over half of the children who are abducted each year in the U.S. are taken by a parent during the heat of a domestic dispute or custody battle. If the person being held is transported across state lines, the matter may be subject to federal kidnapping laws.

Ms. Hascup will investigate your case and use the evidence to question the validity of others’ versions of events. She handles all kinds of kidnapping and related cases, including:

Contact a NJ Kidnapping Defense Lawyer Without Delay

A conviction for kidnapping or any related offense can have life-long repercussions. Alissa D. Hascup offers a free initial consultation in which she will personally review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take in your defense. Call today or fill out her contact form to schedule an appointment.

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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