Criminal Lawyer in Morristown NJ
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Morris County, New Jersey, do not put your legal rights at risk. You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight zealously to protect you. Skilled, experienced criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup knows that nothing is more important than your liberty, and she will do everything within her power to preserve your rights and to help you maintain a clean criminal record.
Ms. Hascup will discuss your case with you and help you decide how to proceed. She has handled countless criminal cases in superior courts and municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including in Morris County. Moreover, she is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and knows exactly what to do to protect your rights and freedom. If you are facing criminal charges in Morris County, New Jersey, contact Ms. Hascup’s office without delay. The initial consultation is always free of charge.
How Criminal Charges are Handled in Morris County NJ
Local municipal courts throughout Morris County typically handle traffic and parking summonses, most minor criminal matters (known as disorderly persons offenses), and borough or township ordinance violations.
More serious offenses involving jail exposure greater than six months are initially processed locally before being turned over to the Morris County Prosecutor’s office and sent to the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ for handling. The Morris County Superior Court is located at the intersection of Washington and Court Streets in Morristown.
The Morris County Superior Court handles all indictable felony charges arising out of matters that originated within the county. The court offers a number of “diversionary” programs, including a Drug Court program, which may allow you to stay out of jail and participate in a rehabilitation program instead of serving prison time. The court also has a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that can lead to avoiding trial altogether.
Contact a Morristown NJ Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Morris County, New Jersey, you need answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Contact the Law Offices of Alissa D. Hascup for a free initial consultation. She will discuss your case with you, review your options, and devise a plan for your defense.