Passaic NJ Domestic Violence Sentencing Lawyer

Domestic Abuse Attorney With Offices in Little Falls, New Jersey

Alissa D. Hascup is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Paterson, Passaic, Wayne, Clifton, and Totowa, who have been charged with domestic violence related criminal offenses such as simple assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and stalking.

Ms. Hascup has successfully handled countless of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor and special deputy attorney general. During the course of Ms. Hascup’s career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, she handled countless of domestic violence cases. Now she is fighting for you.

If you have pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of a domestic violence related crime, the consequences can be severe. It is critical for you to have the assistance of an experienced attorney who understands the nuances of this particular area of the law. Ms. Hascup is prepared to represent you at all stages, including sentencing, and argue aggressively for the best possible result.

Sentencing – Domestic Violence Conditions in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:25-27

Under N.J.S.A. 2C:25-27, certain conditions can be imposed at the time of sentence if the crime involved domestic violence. These conditions can restrict contact with the victim and his/her family (commonly referred to as a “No Contact Order”) and/or can require the defendant to undergo professional counseling (i.e., anger management, psychological, or drug/alcohol).

“No Contact Order”

When a defendant is found guilty of a crime or offense involving domestic violence, a condition can be imposed which will restrict the defendant’s ability to have contact with the victim and his/her family. That condition will be recorded in an Order and a written copy will be provided to the victim. Contact includes verbal and written contact (text messages, e-mails, and messages sent through social media websites, including Facebook), as well as contact through third parties.

A violation of the Order can have serious consequences, including the filing of new criminal charges for Contempt.

Professional Counseling

When a defendant is found guilty of a crime or offense involving domestic violence, a condition can also be imposed which will require the defendant to undergo professional counseling. The counseling can be from either a private source or a source appointed by the Court. The Court may also order the defendant to provide documentation of attendance at the counseling.

Examples of professional counseling include anger management classes, parenting classes, psychological counseling, and/or drug/alcohol counseling.

NOTE: In the instance where an FRO was granted, no application to dissolve the restraining order will be granted unless the defendant has demonstrated compliance with all ordered counseling.

Additional Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction in New Jersey

Above and beyond the conditions explained above, there can also be a number of additional consequences imposed upon you at Sentencing if you have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence including increased fines (i.e., domestic violence surcharges) and entry of your personal identifying information into the Domestic Violence Central Registry, which is available to law enforcement agencies and Family Court domestic violence personnel throughout the State.

Contact a Clifton NJ Domestic Violence Sentencing Lawyer Today

If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with a crime as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, a conviction may have serious consequences. Call or email the Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC 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 highly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and tell you how she can help get your charges significantly reduced or even dismissed.

With offices in Paterson, Newark and Hackensack, Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7 and offers nights and weekend appointments as well as flexible payment options.

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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 and 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.