Union County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Lawyer in Union County Superior Court

If you have been charged with a felony/indictable level criminal offense in Union County, NJ, do not put your legal rights at risk. You need a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and fight aggressively on your behalf to achieve the best possible result.

Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses in Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway, Plainfield, Roselle, Summit, and Cranford. Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in Superior Court (felony/indictable level offenses) and Municipal Court (misdemeanor/disorderly persons offenses). She is a former special deputy attorney general and domestic violence prosecutor. During the course of her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup successfully prosecuted crimes ranging from Attempted Murder and Robbery to Burglary and Terroristic Threats. Now she is on your side. Contact Ms. Hascup’s Little Falls office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Union County NJ Information

Local municipal courts throughout Union County typically handle traffic and parking summonses, most minor criminal matters, and borough or township ordinance violations. More serious offenses involving jail exposure greater than six months are initially processed in the local municipal court before being turned over to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and sent to the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth, NJ. The Union County Superior Court handles all indictable/felony charges. The court has a Drug Court Program, which may allow you to stay out of jail and serve time in a rehabilitation facility as opposed to in prison. The court also has a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that can help avoid to trial altogether.

Union County is the seventh-most populous county in New Jersey. It has a total area of just over 100 square miles. With more than 5,000 per square mile on average, it is one of the most densely populated counties in the United States. It is considered part of the New York Metropolitan area. For more information about Union County, please visit the Union County website.

Union County Superior Court Information

The Union County Superior Court is located in the Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ. Most of the criminal courtrooms, however, are located in the Courthouse Annex, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ. The Union County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the main office of the Criminal Division can be contacted directly at (908) 659-4660.

For more information on the Union County Superior Court, please visit the court website.

Union County Superior Court, Criminal Division Information

The Union County Superior Court, Criminal Division has seven trial court judges:

  • Judge Scott J. Moynihan (Presiding Judge)
  • Judge William A. Daniel
  • Judge Joseph P. Donohue
  • Judge Frederic R. McDaniel
  • Judge Robert J. Mega
  • Judge Stuart Peim
  • Judge John S. Triarsi (Drug Court Program)

Directions to Union County Superior Court

From NJ Turnpike

Get off at Exit 13. Follow signs to NJ 439 (Bayway Avenue). Come off ramp, stay on Bayway Avenue. At the fourth light, turn right onto South Broad Street. Follow South Broad Street one mile. The Courthouse will be on your left.

From Garden State Parkway

Get off at Exit 140. Follow signs saying Elizabeth – NJ 82 East. (NJ 82 is also known as Morris Avenue.) Turn right onto Morris Avenue. Follow Morris Avenue to the end into Elizabeth – approximately 3 miles to the end, turn left – then right under the railroad overpass onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street for approximately mile. At the fourth traffic signal, the Courthouse will be on your right.

US 1 & 9 from the North

Take US 1 & 9 South past Newark International Airport into Elizabeth. Follow US 1 & 9 for approximately 2 miles. After going under the railroad overpass, keep right for approximately mile. Take the exit ramp immediately before crossing the Elizabeth River Bridge (viaduct). At the stop sign, turn right onto Elizabeth Avenue. From the turn onto Elizabeth Avenue, it is approximately 3/8 mile to the Courthouse.

US 1 & 9 from the South

Follow US 1 & 9 North through Linden past the I-278 turnoff. Stay on US 1 & 9 for 1 miles past I-278. Keep right. Follow the ramp off the highway to Pearl Street. Turn left onto Pearl Street. Follow Pearl Street approximately 3/4 of a mile to South Broad Street. Turn right onto South Broad Street. Follow South Broad Street one block North, approximately 1/4 of a mile.

US 22 from the West

Follow US 22 into Union Township past the center islands that are between the eastbound and westbound roadways. Follow US 22 for about one more mile. Turn right onto (NJ 82) Morris Avenue to Elizabeth. Follow Morris Avenue to the dead end at the railroad overpass in Elizabeth – approximately 3 miles. Turn left then right onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street to the fourth traffic signal – approximately mile.

From Rt. 78 West

Take Rt. 78 East to the Union-Springfield exit. Turn left onto Morris Avenue (NJ 82). Follow the signs – approximately 6 miles. Stay on Morris Avenue to the end at the Railroad overpass in Elizabeth. Turn left, then right onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street for mile to the fourth traffic signal.
There is metered parking throughout the area. Metered lots are on Dickinson Street, Caldwell Place, Elizabethtown Plaza and Elizabeth Avenue. All are a short walk to the Courthouse.

Union County Prosecutor’s Office Information

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is located at 32 Rahway Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. The office’s main telephone number is (908) 527-4500. The Union County Prosecutor is Theodore J. Romankow and he is the chief law enforcement officer for the county.

For more information about the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, please visit the Union County Prosecutor’s Office website.

Contact an Elizabeth NJ Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony/indictable level crime in Union County, NJ, you need straight answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Call the Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC today to go over the details of your case. Ms. Hascup is a skilled and experienced attorney who will be happy to walk you through your options and explain your rights. Your initial consultation is free.

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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 highly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and tell you how she can help get your charges significantly reduced or even dismissed.

With offices in Paterson, Newark and Hackensack, Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7 and offers nights and weekend appointments as well as flexible payment options.

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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 and 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.