Passaic County NJ Terroristic Threats Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney with Offices in Totowa and Denville, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with threat & assault crimes, including aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, and terroristic threats in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Totowa, Morristown, Denville, and Dover.
She is a skilled criminal defense attorney who has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in both Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). As a former prosecutor who handled cases ranging from murder and sexual assault to stalking and harassment, she possesses the experience and tools necessary to attack the State’s case and get you the best possible result.
A conviction for terroristic threats can have potentially serious consequences. Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Terroristic Threats in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3
Terroristic Threats is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, which provides:
- A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.
- A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to kill another with the purpose to put him in imminent fear of death under circumstances reasonably causing the victim to believe the immediacy of the threat and the likelihood that it will be carried out.
A crime of the third degree is punishable by up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
NOTE: In the domestic violence context, courts can consider any past history of abuse as a part of a complainant’s individual circumstances in determining whether a reasonable person in those circumstances would have believed the threats at issue. See Cesare v. Cesare, 154 N.J. 394 (1998).
Contact a Totowa NJ Terroristic Threats Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with Terroristic Threats, don’t delay in hiring legal representation. The consequences of a criminal conviction are permanent and severe. Alissa D. Hascup can help. Call or email Ms. Hascup today for a free consultation about your case.