Passaic NJ Falsifying Government Documents Lawyer

Fraud Defense Attorney with Offices in Paterson, New Jersey

Criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with theft, forgery and fraud offenses, including falsifying government documents, forgery, bad checks, and identity theft in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, and Passaic.

She 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). In fact, Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General. Having handled hundreds of cases related to fraudulent practices during the course of her distinguished career, Hascup is well-versed in the legal requirements of the State when attempting to prove a Falsifying Government Documents case beyond a reasonable doubt – and she will use that knowledge to defend, and to potentially beat, the charges filed against you.

Being charged with the crime of Falsifying Government Documents leaves you exposed to a term of incarceration and a number of 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, positioning you to achieve the best possible result. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Falsifying Government Documents in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1

N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1 sets forth:

a. A person who knowingly sells, offers or exposes for sale, or otherwise transfers, or possesses with the intent to sell, offer or expose for sale, or otherwise transfer, a document, printed form or other writing which falsely purports to be a driver’s license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity or age or any other personal identifying information 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. A person who makes, or possesses devices or materials to make, a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a driver’s license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity or age or any other personal identifying information 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. A person who knowingly exhibits, displays or utters a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a driver’s license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity or age or any other personal identifying information is guilty of a crime of the third degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison).

d. A person who knowingly possesses a document or other writing which falsely purports to be a driver’s license, birth certificate or other document issued by a governmental agency and which could be used as a means of verifying a person’s identity or age or any other personal identifying information is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree (punishable by a term of incarceration up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison).

NOTE: A person convicted of any of the above offenses faces a driver’s license suspension for a period to be fixed by the court at not less than six months or more than two years which commences on the day the sentence is imposed. In addition, Falsifying Government Documents is considered a crime of moral turpitude and therefore, may have implications related to immigration status.

Contact a Totowa NJ Falsifying Government Documents Lawyer Today

The consequences of a Falsifying Government Documents conviction can be serious. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights. Alissa D. Hascup is available anytime to speak with you regarding your case. Contact her now for a free consultation about your charges.

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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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