Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses against the public, including official misconduct, eluding, obstruction, and resisting arrest in Paterson, Hackensack, Morristown, Clifton, Wayne, and Haledon.
She is a criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Prosecutor who handled cases ranging from attempted murder to terroristic threats during the course of her career.
A conviction for official misconduct can have serious consequences, including time in the New Jersey State Prison. If you are facing official misconduct charges, you need experienced, effective legal representation to ensure the best outcome. Ms. Hascup is ready to fight for you. Contact her offices anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Official Misconduct in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2
Official Misconduct is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2, which provides:
A public servant is guilty of official misconduct when, with purpose to obtain a benefit for himself or another or to injure or to deprive another of a benefit:
a. He commits an act relating to his office but constituting an unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that such act is unauthorized or he is committing such act in an unauthorized manner; OR
b. He knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon him by law or is clearly inherent in the nature of his office.
Official misconduct is a crime of the second degree. If the benefit obtained or sought to be obtained, or of which another is deprived or sought to be deprived, is of a value of $200.00 or less, the offense of official misconduct is a crime of the third degree.
A crime of the second degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
A crime of the third degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Contact a Paterson NJ Official Misconduct Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with Official Misconduct, the consequences can be dire. Alissa D. Hascup can help. Call her office today at 862-257-1200 to discuss your case, or fill out her online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your charges.