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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.

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