Morris County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients in the Morris County Superior Court
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 Denville 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.
Morris County Superior Court Information
The Morris County Superior Court is located at the intersection of Washington and Court Streets in Morristown, NJ. The Morris County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Daniel Kenny is the Criminal Division Manager.
For more information on the Morris County Superior Court, please visit:
Morris County Superior Court Criminal Division Information
The Morris County Superior Court, Criminal Division has six trial court judges:
- Judge Stephen J. Taylor (Presiding Judge)
- Judge Ralph E. Amirata
- Judge Noah Franzblau
- Judge Robert M. Hanna
- Judge Thomas J. Critchley, Jr. (retired, on recall)
- Judge Michael E. Hubner (retired, on recall)
Directions to Morris County Superior Court
From Garden State Parkway Northbound:
Take Exit 145 to I-280 West.
Take I-280 to the end where it merges into I-80 West.
From I-80 West, follow signs for I-287 South. Proceed as from I-287.
From Garden State Parkway Southbound:
Take Exit 161 to I-80 West. Take I-80 West approximately 20 miles to I-287 South. Proceed as from I-287.
From Essex, Passaic and Bergen Counties, take I-80 West. From western Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties, take I-80 East. Follow signs for I-287 South. Proceed as from I-287.
Take Exit 35, which is for Route 124 (old 24 West) in Morristown.
Follow signs for Madison West; this becomes South Street in downtown Morristown.
South Street ends at The Green, a small park at which all traffic must turn right onto South Park Place.
From South Park Place go ¾ of the way around The Green by turning left onto East Park Place and then turning left again onto North Park Place.
From North Park Place, turn right onto Washington Street. Courthouse is on the left, at the corner of Washington and Court Streets (2 blocks from The Green).
From Essex and Union Counties:
Take Route 24 West towards Morristown. Where the expressway ends take I-287 South. Then proceed as from I-287.
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Information
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 10 Court Street, 3rd Floor (Administration Building) in Morristown. The office’s main telephone number is (973) 285-6200. The Morris County Prosecutor is Robert J. Carroll, and he is the chief law enforcement officer for the county.
For more information about the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, click here.
About Morris County, New Jersey
Morris County is situated in the central northeastern part of New Jersey, approximately 30 miles west of New York City. Morris County has a growing population of just over 500,000 people and a total area of 481.52 square miles. It is ranked as one of the healthies counties in New Jersey.
For more information about Morris County, please visit the Morris County Website.
Contact a Denville 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 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.