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Passaic County and Morris County NJ Restraining Order Lawyer

Domestic Violence Attorney with Offices in Totowa and Denville, New Jersey

When a domestic violence incident occurs, police customarily ask the alleged victim if he or she wants to file a temporary restraining order (TRO). If the party declines, then no restraining order will be issued and only the criminal charges, if any, will proceed. If the victim wishes to obtain a restraining order, he or she will speak to a judge and, if there are grounds, a TRO will be issued. In that case, a final restraining order (FRO) hearing will be scheduled in the Family Division of Superior Court within 10 days.

Alissa D. Hascup is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Totowa, Little Falls, Morristown, Denville, and Parsippany. Many of Ms. Hascup’s clients have been charged with domestic violence related criminal offenses such as simple assault, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, harassment, and stalking, in addition to having a TRO issued against them.

Ms. Hascup has successfully handled countless cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former special deputy attorney general and domestic violence prosecutor who now uses that experience and those skills to fight for you. Contact her now for a cost-free initial consultation.

Totowa NJ Restraining Order Attorney

There are significantly different standards of proof and related issues with regard to criminal charges and FRO hearings. If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence criminal offenses or you are facing a restraining order in New Jersey, it is imperative that you contact an experienced lawyer for help.

It is important to realize that from the issuance of the TRO until the hearing for the FRO, you may have certain restrictions placed on you, including, for example, limitations on your parenting privileges. While courts certainly understand that you want to be able to see your children, any attempt to violate the restrictions could result in you being arrested and jailed on a contempt charge. A conviction for violating a restraining order has significant consequences.

Alissa Hascup represents clients at restraining order hearings and deals with a variety of restraining order circumstances, including:

Contact a Totowa NJ Restraining Order Lawyer to Discuss Your Case

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

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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.


999 Riverview Drive

Totowa, NJ 07512

165 East Main Street

Denville, NJ 07834