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Passaic County NJ Criminal Lawyer

Felony Indictment Defense Attorney in Passaic County Superior Court

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Passaic County, NJ, do not put your legal rights at risk. You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights. Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled attorney who knows that nothing is more important than your liberty, and she will do everything within her power to preserve that liberty and to help you maintain a clean criminal record.

Ms. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal and domestic violence-related offenses, including Kidnapping, Burglary, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Aggravated Assault, and Weapons offenses in Paterson, Clifton, West Milford, Passaic, Wayne, Totowa, and Woodland Park. Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases, representing clients in both Superior Court (felony/indictable level offenses) and Municipal Court (misdemeanor/disorderly persons level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor. During her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup prosecuted a host of cases ranging from Homicide and Sexual Assault to Robbery and Terroristic Threats. Now she is on your side.

Contact Alissa Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Criminal Lawyer in Totowa New Jersey

Local municipal courts throughout Passaic County typically handle traffic and parking summonses, most minor criminal matters, and borough or township ordinance violations. More serious offenses involving jail exposure greater than six months are initially processed in the local municipal court before being turned over to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and sent to the Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson, NJ . The Passaic County Superior Court handles all indictable felony charges. The court offers a Drug Court Program, which may allow you to stay out of jail and go to a rehabilitation facility as opposed to prison. The court also has a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that can lead to avoiding trial altogether.

Passaic County Superior Court Information

The Passaic County Superior Court is located at 77 Hamilton Street in Paterson, NJ. The Passaic County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. John Harrison is the Criminal Division Manager.

For more information on the Passaic County Superior Court, please visit:

Passaic County Superior Court Criminal Division Information

The Passaic County Superior Court, Criminal Division has eight trial court judges:

  • Judge Sohail Mohammed (Presiding Judge)
  • Judge Imre Karaszegi, Jr.
  • Judge Marybel Mercado-Ramirez
  • Judge Justine Niccollai
  • Judge Joseph Portelli
  • Judge Scott T. Rumana
  • Judge Marilyn C. Clark (retired, on recall)
  • Judge Miguel de la Carrera (Drug Court)

Directions to Passaic County Superior Court

From NJ Turnpike:

Head west on I-95 South. Take exit 15W for I-280 toward Newark/Kearny. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-280 West. Continue for five miles, then take exit 12A-12B for Green State Oraton Parkway toward Clinton Street/East Orange. Take exit 12B on the left for Oraton Parkway. Merge onto Garden State Parkway. Continue for nine miles, then take exit 155P on the left to merge onto NJ-19 North toward I-80 Paterson. Continue for approximately two miles, then turn right onto Hamilton Street.

From I-80 Westbound:

Take exit 57C for Main Street toward Paterson. Turn left onto Main Street. Take second right onto Grand Street, then turn left onto Hamilton Street.

From Garden State Parkway:

Head southwest on US-46 West. Take the Garden State Parkway South exit toward NJ-19 North. Make a slight right onto South Broad Street. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for NJ-19 North and merge onto NJ-19 North. Continue for approximately two miles, then turn right onto Hamilton Street.

Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Information

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 401 Grand Street in Paterson. The office’s main telephone number is (973) 881-4800. The Passaic County Prosecutor is Camelia M. Valdes, and she is the chief law enforcement officer for the county.

For more information about the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, click here.

About Passaic County, New Jersey

Passaic County is situated in the upper northeastern part of New Jersey. Passaic County has a growing population of 500,000 people and a total area of 197 square miles. The county is a diverse area that ranges from city to suburban areas.

For more information about Passaic County, please visit the Passaic County Website.

Contact a Passaic County NJ Felony and Indictment Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony/indictable level crime in Passaic County, NJ you need straight answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Contact Alissa Hascup today. Ms. Hascup is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who will walk you through your options and explain your rights. Your initial consultation is free.

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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.


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Totowa, NJ 07512

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