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Passaic County NJ Attempted Murder Defense Attorney

Attempted Murder Defense Lawyer with Offices in Little Falls, New Jersey and Hackensack, New Jersey

Passionate, aggressive criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout Passaic County New Jersey, including Paterson, Hackensack, Morristown, Clifton, and Wayne, who have been charged with violent crimes and offenses such as attempted murder, aggravated assault, manslaughter, and terroristic threats.

Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in Paterson New Jersey, in both Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former special deputy attorney general and assistant county prosecutor. During her distinguished prosecutorial career, Ms. Alissa D. Hascup handled cases ranging from attempted murder and sexual assault to robbery and drug offenses. Now she is fighting for YOU.

If you are facing attempted murder charges in New Jersey, your freedom is on the line. It is imperative that you have an aggressive defense lawyer representing your interests and protecting your rights at all stages of the criminal process. Ms. Alissa D. Hascup will use her skills and experience to attack the State’s case, exploit its weaknesses, and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Contact The Law Offices of Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Attempted Murder in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 / 2C:11-3

Attempted Murder is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 / 2C:11-3.

In order for a person to be convicted of attempted murder, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was their purpose to cause the death of another person. More specifically, the law provides that a person is guilty of an attempt to commit the crime of murder, if the person:


(1)       Purposely engaged in conduct which was intended to cause the death of the victim, if the attendant circumstances were as a reasonable person would believe them to be.


Attempt-When Causing a Particular Result is an Element of the Crime

(2)       Did or omitted to do anything with the purpose of causing the death of the victim without further conduct on his/her part.


Attempt-Substantial Step

(3)       Purposely did or omitted to do anything which, under the circumstances as a reasonable person would believe them to be, is an act or omission constituting a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in his/her causing the death of the victim.

Penalties for Attempted Murder in New Jersey

Attempted Murder is a crime of the first degree – the most serious under our Criminal Code. A crime of the first degree is punishable by a period of between 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with a requirement that 85% of the sentence imposed be served before parole as per NERA. NOTE: If there are multiple victims, a separate sentence will likely be imposed for each victim.

Contact a Paterson NJ Attempted Murder Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with attempted murder, it is important that you seek legal representation without delay. The consequences of a conviction for attempted murder are life-altering. Criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup is ready to defend you. Contact her office now for your free initial consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.

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