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New Jersey Parole Ineligibility Terms

Passaic County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney

Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Passaic County, Morris County, Essex County, and Bergen County, who have been charged with serious crimes that may subject them to terms of parole ineligibility. These crimes include murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, and weapons offenses.

If you have been charged with a crime that may subject you to a period of parole ineligibility, it is critical for you to have an experienced attorney represent you at sentencing. Alissa Hascup understands the importance of arguing aggressively on your behalf for the best possible outcome. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Parole Ineligibility Terms in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6b

N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6b governs terms of Parole Ineligibility. It sets forth:

As part of a sentence for any crime…the court may fix a minimum term not to exceed 1/2 of the term set…during which the defendant shall not be eligible for parole.

NOTE: Parole ineligibility terms may be imposed on any crime.

The standard for imposition of a parole ineligibility term (when not mandatory) is whether the court is “clearly convinced” that “the aggravating factors substantially outweigh the mitigating factors” OR when Aggravating Factor 5 (Organized Criminal Activity) applies.

Convictions for certain offenses, however, carry sentences with mandatory periods of parole ineligibility. Examples are:

  • 3rd or Subsequent Conviction for DWI – N.J.S.A. 39:4-50a(3) Mandatory 180 days in the county jail
  • Kidnapping of Victim Under 16 for Sexual Purposes – N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1c(2) Mandatory 25-year period of parole ineligibility
  • 2nd or Subsequent Conviction for Luring a Child – N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6 Mandatory period of parole ineligibility between 1/3 to 1/2 of the sentence imposed or 3 years, whichever is greater
  • Carjacking – N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2 Mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years parole ineligibility

Contact a Totowa NJ Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with a serious crime, a conviction may result in the imposition of a parole ineligibility term. Alissa Hascup knows how important it is to attack the State’s case and limit your sentencing exposure to the greatest extent possible. She is prepared to use her extensive experience and knowledge of the law to your advantage. Call 862-257-1200 or email her today to go over your legal options.

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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.

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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, 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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