Essex County NJ Criminal Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Essex County Superior Court

If you have been charged with a felony/indictable level criminal offense in Essex County, NJ, do not put your legal rights at risk. You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight on your behalf for the best possible result. Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who knows that nothing is more important than your liberty, and she will do everything within her power to preserve your rights and to help you maintain a clean criminal record.

Ms. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses, including Murder, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, and Weapons offenses in Montclair, Newark, West Orange, Belleville, and Essex County. Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in Superior Court (felony/indictable level offenses) and Municipal Court (misdemeanor/disorderly persons level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor. During her tenure with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup prosecuted a number of cases ranging from Attempted Murder and Terroristic Threats to Stalking and Robbery. She is now fighting for you. Contact the Law Office of Alissa Hascup for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Essex County NJ Information

Local municipal courts throughout Essex 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 Essex County Prosecutor and sent to the Essex County Superior Court in Newark, NJ. Essex County Superior Court is the largest and busiest trial court in New Jersey. The Essex County Superior Court handles all indictable felony charges. The court offers a Drug Court Program, which may allow you to stay out of jail and go to a rehabilitation facility as opposed to prison. The court also has a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that can avoid a trial altogether.

Essex County is located in the northeastern part of New Jersey, just across the Hudson River. Essex County is the third-most populous county in the state, with a population of nearly 800,000 people. Essex County is the second-most densely populated county in the state, with residents occupying a total area of just 129 square miles.

For more information about Essex County, please visit the Essex County Website.

Essex County Superior Court Information

The Essex County Superior Court is located in downtown Newark in five separate buildings. The Criminal Division is located in the Veterans Courthouse at 50 West Market Street. The Essex County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the main office can be contacted directly at 973-693-5931 or 973-693-5700.

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

Essex County Superior Court Criminal Division Information

  • Patricia K. Costello is the Assignment Judge.
  • Collins E. Ijoma is the Trial Court Administrator.

Directions to the Essex County Superior Court

From NJ Turnpike:

Take exit 15W for I-280 toward Newark/Kearny. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-280 West. Continue for five miles, then take exit 12A-12B for Green State Oraton Parkway toward Clinton Street/East Orange. Take exit 12B on the left for Oraton Parkway. Merge onto Garden State Parkway and continue for nine miles. Take exit 155P on the left to merge onto NJ-19 North toward I-80/Paterson. Continue for approximately two miles, then turn left onto Cianci Street. Turn left onto Market Street.

From I-80 Westbound:

Take exit 57A-57B for NJ-19 South toward Downtown/Paterson/Clifton. Keep right at the fork and merge onto NJ-19 North. Continue for half a mile, then turn left onto Cianci Street. Turn left onto Market Street.

From Garden State Parkway:

Take exit 155P to merge onto NJ-19 North toward I-80 Paterson. Continue for approximately two miles, then turn left onto Cianci Street. Turn left onto Market Street.

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Information

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is located in the Veterans Courthouse at 50 West Market Street in Newark. The office’s main telephone number is 973-621-4700. The Acting Essex County Prosecutor is Carolyn A. Murray, and she is the chief law enforcement officer for the county.

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

Contact a Newark NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony/indictable level crime in Essex County, NJ, you need straight answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Contact Alissa D. Hascup today to discuss your case. Ms. Hascup is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who will 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.

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 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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