Passaic County NJ Evidence Tampering Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Wayne, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses against the public, including tampering with physical evidence, obstructing the administration of law, and witness tampering in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, and Little Falls.
She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor who handled a number of domestic violence cases, ranging from attempted murder to aggravated assault, during the course of her career.
If you are facing tampering charges in New Jersey, a conviction can have serious consequences. Skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup will aggressively represent you, attack the State’s case, and fight to get you the best possible result. Contact her anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:28-6
Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence (“Tampering”) is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:28-6, which provides:
A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, believing that an official proceeding or investigation is pending or about to be instituted, he:
1. Alters, destroys, conceals or removes any article, object, record, document or other thing of physical substance with purpose to impairs its verity or availability in such proceeding or investigation; or
2. Makes, devises, prepares, presents, offers or uses any article, object, record, document or other thing of physical substance knowing it to be false and with purpose to mislead a public servant who is engaged in such proceeding or investigation.
A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Notably, both offenses under this statute are considered crimes involving dishonesty, which require forfeiture of public office (N.J.S.A. 2C:51-2), because both are offenses that involve deceptive conduct designed to obstruct the administration of justice. State v. Kennedy, 419 N.J. Super. 475, 479-480 (App. Div.), certif. den. 208 N.J. 369 (2011). For that reason, there may also be immigration consequences associated with a conviction under this statute.
Contact a Clifton NJ Evidence Tampering Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Alissa D. Hascup will seek to minimize your exposure by attempting to negotiate an alternate disposition on your behalf. She knows the collateral consequences associated with certain convictions and will use that knowledge to your advantage.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with Tampering as a result of a domestic violence or other related criminal incident, Ms. Hascup can help. Contact her now for a free consultation about your charges.