Passaic County NJ Drugs and Guns Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer with Offices in Paterson, New Jersey

Experienced criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, and Wanaque, that have been charged with criminal offenses such as terroristic threats, aggravated assault, and burglary.

She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) as well as Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General, who handled hundreds of cases involving drugs and weapons during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a case of this magnitude beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against you.

Being charged with a drug offense, such as the crime of possession of weapons and controlled dangerous substances, means that you are exposed to a term of incarceration and a number of other collateral consequences. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Ms. Hascup is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Weapons and Controlled Dangerous Substances in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1 sets forth:

a. Any person who has in his possession any firearm while in the course of committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring to commit a violation of N.J.S.2C:35-3, N.J.S.2C:35-4, N.J.S.2C:35-5, section 3 or section 5 of P.L.1997, C. 194 (C.2C:35-5.2 or 2C:35-5.3), N.J.S.2C:35-6, section 1 of P.L.1987, c.101 (C.2C:35-7), section 1 of P.L.1997, c.327 (C.2C:35-7.1), N.J.S.2C:35-11, or N.J.S.2C:16-1 is guilty of a crime of the second degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison).

b. Any person who has in his possession any weapon, except a firearm, with a purpose to use such weapon unlawfully against the person or property of another, while in the course of committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring to commit a violation of N.J.S.2C:35-3, N.J.S.2C:35-4, N.J.S.2C:35-5, section 3 or section 5 of P.L.1997, C. 194 (C.2C:35-5.2 or 2C:35-5.3), N.J.S.2C:35-6, section 1 of P.L.1987, c.101 (C.2C:35-7), section 1 of P.L.1997, c.327 (C.2C:35-7.1), N.J.S.2C:35-11, or N.J.S.2C:16-1 is guilty of a crime of the second degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison).

c. Any person who has in his possession any weapon, except a firearm, under circumstances not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses as the weapon may have, while in the course of committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring to commit a violation of N.J.S.2C:35-3, N.J.S.2C:35-4, N.J.S.2C:35-5, section 3 or section 5 of P.L.1997, C. 194 (C.2C:35-5.2 or 2C:35-5.3), N.J.S.2C:35-6, section 1 of P.L.1987, c.101 (C.2C:35-7), section 1 of P.L.1997, c.327 (C.2C:35-7.1), N.J.S.2C:35-11, or N.J.S.2C:16-1 is guilty of a crime of the second degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison).

d. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:1-8 or any other provision of law, a conviction arising under this section shall not merge with a conviction for a violation of any of the sections of chapter 35 or chapter 16 referred to in this section nor shall any conviction under those sections merge with a conviction under this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:44-5 or any other provision of law, the sentence imposed upon a violation of this section shall be ordered to be served consecutively to that imposed for any conviction for a violation of any of the sections of chapter 35 or chapter 16 referred to in this section or a conviction for conspiracy or attempt to violate any of those sections.

e. Nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude, if the evidence so warrants, an indictment and conviction fora violation of N.J.S.2C:39-4 or N.J.S.2C:39-5 or any other provision of law.

f. Nothing herein shall prevent the court from also imposing enhanced punishments, pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-8, section 2 of P.L.1997, c.117, (C.2C:43-7.2), or any other provision of law, or an extended term.

Contact a Clifton NJ Drugs and Guns Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance

The consequences of a Possession of Weapons and Controlled Dangerous Substances conviction can be serious. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights. Criminal defense Alissa D. Hascup is available anytime to speak with you regarding your case. Contact her now for a free consultation about your case.

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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.

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