Passaic County NJ Probation Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Totowa, New Jersey
The Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Totowa, Wayne, Clifton, and Paterson, who have been charged with criminal offenses such as endangering the welfare of a child, terroristic threats, burglary, and aggravated assault.
Alissa Hascup is an experienced 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). She is also a former special deputy attorney general and domestic violence prosecutor. During her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup prosecuted cases ranging from attempted murder and weapons offenses to robbery and sexual offenses. Now she is fighting for you.
If you have charges pending, or if you have pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of a domestic violence related crime and are awaiting sentencing, the consequences can be severe. It is important for you to have an experienced attorney represent you at all stages of the process and fight for the best possible result. Contact the Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Probation Sentencing in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:45-1 – 2C:45-4
N.J.S.A. 2C:45-1 through 2C:45-4 address probation.
A defendant convicted of any offense may be placed on probation for a period of not less than 1 year or more than 5 years (even if the probationary term exceeds the statutory maximum sentence for that offense).
Conditions of Probation
When the court sentences a defendant to probation, it can attach reasonable conditions as it deems necessary to ensure that the defendant will lead a law-abiding life or assist him/her in doing so. For example, the court can require, as a condition of probation that the defendant:
- Support his/her dependants and meet his/her family responsibilities;
- Pay fines and/or restitution;
- Maintain gainful employment;
- Undergo medical or psychiatric treatment; and/or
- Perform community service.
During the period of probation, the court can modify or add conditions as it deems necessary. The court can also extend the period of probation.
County Jail Term as a Condition of Probation
The court can require a defendant to serve up to 364 days in the county jail as a condition of probation. This does not violate the presumption of non-incarceration.
Contact a Paterson NJ Probation Lawyer for Answers
If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal offense as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, and probation may be a way to resolve your case without incarceration, it is imperative that you contact a lawyer immediately. Alissa D. Hascup understands the importance of attacking the State’s case and limiting your exposure to the greatest extent possible. Ms. Hascup is prepared to use her extensive experience and knowledge of the law to your advantage. Call or email the Law Office of Alissa Hascup anytime for your free initial consultation.