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Totowa NJ Obstructing the Administration of Law Defense Attorney

Defending Clients Charged with Obstruction in Passaic County, New Jersey

Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses against the public, including obstruction, tampering with evidence, and witness tampering in Totowa, Wayne, Totowa, Clifton, Paterson, Denville, Rockaway, Morristown, Newark, and Hackensack.

She is a skilled defense attorney who has successfully handled thousands of cases in Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is also a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor, who prosecuted cases ranging from attempted murder to terroristic threats, during the course of her distinguished career.

A conviction for obstructing in the State of New Jersey means exposure of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison and a number a collateral consequences. Having an experienced defense attorney can make all the difference. Ms. Hascup is prepared to fight on your behalf for the best possible result. Contact her anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Obstructing the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function (“Obstructing”) in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1

Obstructing the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function ( Obstructing ) is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1, which provides:

a. A person commits an offense if he purposely obstructs, impairs or perverts the administration of law or other governmental function or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from lawfully performing an official function by means of flight, intimidation, force, violence, or physical interference or obstacle, or by means of any independently unlawful act. (This section does not apply to failure to perform a legal duty other than an official duty, or any other means of avoiding compliance with law without affirmative interference with governmental functions.)

An offense under this section is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor obstructs the detention or investigation of a crime or the prosecution of a person for a crime. Otherwise, it is a disorderly persons offense.

A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 6 months in the county jail.

Call a Denville NJ Obstructing Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Alissa D. Hascup can seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternate disposition on your behalf. For example, if you are a first-time offender, we can attempt to negotiate your entry into a diversionary program like the Pre-Trial Intervention ( PTI ) Program. Successful completion of the PTI Program would result in a dismissal of the charges against you.

Regardless of your criminal history (or lack thereof), if you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with obstructing, the consequences can be serious. Ms. Hascup can help. Contact her now at at 862-257-1200 for a free consultation about your charges.

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