Alissa D. Hascup
Passaic County NJ Criminal Defense Attorney
Location: Paterson, New Jersey
Email: Email Me
Alissa D. Hascup, Esq. is a graduate of the University of Richmond and Hofstra University School of Law.
After interning with the New York County Defender Services and the Hofstra University Criminal Justice Clinic (where she received the highest honors), Ms. Hascup formally began her legal career in 2004 at a prestigious criminal defense firm in Monmouth County, New Jersey. There, she was exposed to a wide range of cases, including Homicide, Weapons offenses, Sexual offenses, and DWIs. She assisted in the representation of individuals charged with criminal offenses at the Federal and State levels, as well as the representation of public officials and law enforcement officers charged with criminal and administrative offenses.
In 2007, she joined a prominent criminal defense firm in Essex County, New Jersey. During her time there, she continued to successfully defend individuals throughout the State of New Jersey, including those charged criminally at the federal level with offenses such as Racketeering, Bank Fraud, and Drug Distribution, at the State level with offenses including Homicide, Terroristic Threats, and Aggravated Assault, and at the Municipal level with DWIs and traffic violations. She also continued to successfully represent law enforcement officers charged with administrative offenses.
Ultimately, in 2009, Ms. Hascup joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit. She effectively represented the State of New Jersey at trial on a number of domestic violence restraining order violation (“Contempt”) cases and related Assault and Harassment cases before being promoted to the Trial Unit, where she enjoyed immediate success prosecuting defendants for serious indictable/felony-level offenses including Bank Robbery, Armed Robbery, Eluding, Possession of Handguns, Endangering the Welfare of Children, and Aggravated Sexual Assault. She also regularly served in the capacity as an “on-duty” prosecutor for the Major Crimes Unit, where she was tasked with responding to crime scenes and assisting in the underlying investigations with witness and suspect interviews and Search Warrant preparation.
At the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup effectively represented the State of New Jersey at trial where defendants were charged with crimes such as Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, and Unlawful Possession of Weapons. She skillfully argued a host of motions, handled hundreds of plea agreements, and appeared regularly before the courts for the sentencing of defendants. Her successes were often published in the Star Ledger and the Daily Record. She received global recognition in 2012 for her prosecution of a California man charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS – 364 Pounds of Marijuana. Also in 2012, she was sworn in as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purposes of prosecuting a multi-county Eluding and Burglary case involving known members of the Bloods gang.
In January of 2013, armed with her extensive prosecutorial experience, she left the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to return to private practice. She aggressively and zealously defends individuals throughout the State of New Jersey charged with all types of criminal offenses.
From 2013-2014, she served as the Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of Montville (Morris County), where she handled the prosecution of all municipal matters, ranging from Harassment and Criminal Trespass to DWI and traffic violations.
She founded The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC in May of 2014. The firm is based in Paterson, New Jersey (Passaic County) with satellite offices in Newark, New Jersey (Essex County) and Hackensack, New Jersey (Bergen County).
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- 60% Criminal
- 20% Domestic Violence
- 10% DWI/DUI
- 5% Traffic
- 5% Criminal – Federal
- 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
- Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
J.D. – 2004
Law Review: Family Law Review, Staff Editor, 2002 – 2004
- University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
B.A. – 2001
Major: Leadership Studies / Pre-Law
Honors and Awards
- “Top Gun” Graduate – Class of 40, September 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New Jersey State Bar Association – Criminal Law Section, Immediate Past Chair
- New Jersey Supreme Court Domestic Violence Working Group, Member
- American Bar Association, Member