Passaic County NJ Public Offense Attorney
Defending Clients Charged with Offenses Against the Public in Passaic County, New Jersey
Under New Jersey law, a person obstructs the administration of law if he or she 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. In plain English, some individuals are accused of making a bad situation worse by breaking the law and then breaking the law again in an attempt to cover up the first offense, elude the police, avoid an arrest, or prevent a conviction.
If you face obstruction charges in addition to charges on an underlying offense such as domestic violence, criminal charges, or drunk driving, then you could receive significant additional jail time and another blemish on your permanent record.
Ms. Hascup will review the facts of your case to determine if your constitutional rights were violated or whether the obstruction charge is unfounded. In many instances, she is able to get charges reduced so they do not become part of your permanent record. She has served with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and has worked closely with police for many years. She knows when she spots weak points in a police incident report that can help lead to a reduced charge or dismissal of the case altogether. She also understands how much flexibility prosecutors have and how to negotiate the best deal for her clients. Contact Ms. Hascup today at 862-257-1200 to schedule an initial consultation, which is always offered free of charge.
Paterson NJ Obstruction Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup provides aggressive legal representation for those charged with obstruction of the administration of law, which can include:
- Resisting arrest
- Disorderly conduct
- Eluding police
- Hindering apprehension
- Filing a false police report
- Witness tampering
- Obstructing the administration of law
- Tampering with physical evidence
Clifton NJ Eluding Police Defense Attorney
Ms. Hascup represented a college student who faced five to 10 years in prison on charges of second-degree eluding after being arrested in Parsippany, New Jersey. Because he was an immigrant, he also was subject to deportation if convicted. The client was riding a motorcycle for the first time when he was stopped by police. Ms. Hascup reviewed the videotape of the arrest and convinced prosecutors that our client initially did not see police pursuing him, and then flipped the motorcycle while attempting to stop because of his unfamiliarity with the vehicle. The charges were reduced to a third-degree offense. He was given two years probation and community service. The incident will be removed from his permanent record once he completes probation, and he no longer has to fear that deportation will end his college career.
Contact a Passaic NJ Resisting Arrest Attorney for a Free Review of Your Case
Alissa D. Hascup offers a free consultation in which she can answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take next. Contact her today at 862-257-1200 to schedule an appointment.