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Passaic County NJ Evidence Tampering Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Totowa, 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, Totowa, Wayne, Clifton, Little Falls, Morristown, Denville, Hackensack, and Newark.

She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey’s Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor who prosecuted a variety of cases, ranging from Attempted Murder to Aggravated Assault, during the course of her distinguished prosecutorial career.  Now she is fighting for you.

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 Denville NJ Evidence Tampering Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with Tampering, Ms. Hascup can help. Contact her now for a free consultation about your charges.

Contact Us

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