Clifton NJ Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (“Hindering”) Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey

Skilled criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with offenses against the public, including hindering, eluding, and obstructing the administration of law in Clifton, Wayne, Passaic, North Haledon, and Prospect Park.

She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Prosecutor who has handled a host of domestic violence cases, ranging from attempted murder to eluding, during the course of her distinguished career.

Having a conviction for Hindering in the State of New Jersey can have serious, permanent consequences. If you have Hindering charges pending, you need a defense attorney who understands the law and the system and can fight on your behalf for the best possible outcome. This experienced criminal defense lawyer is available 24 hours, seven days a week to speak with you about your case.

Contact her office anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (“Hindering”) in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (“Hindering”) is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3, which provides:
a. A person commits an offense if, with purpose to hinder the detention, apprehension, investigation, prosecution, conviction or punishment of another for an offense or violation of Title 39, he:

1. Harbors or conceals the other;
2. Provides or aids in providing a weapon, money, transportation, disguise or other means of avoiding discovery or apprehension or effecting escape;
3. Suppresses, by way of concealment or destruction, any evidence of the crime, or tampers with a witness, informant, document or other source of information, regardless of its admissibility in evidence, which might aid in the discovery or apprehension of such person or in the lodging of a charge against him;
4. Warns the other of impending discovery or apprehension, except that this paragraph does not apply to a warning given in connection with an effort to bring another into compliance with law;
5. Prevents or obstructs, by means of force, intimidation or deception, anyone from performing an act which might aid in the discovery or apprehension of such person or in the lodging of a charge against him;
An offense under this subsection is a crime of the second degree, unless the actor is a spouse, domestic partner, partner in a civil union, parent or child to the person aided who is the victim of the offense, in which case the offense is a crime of the fourth degree.
6. Aids such person to protect or expeditiously profit from an advantage derived from such crime; or
7. Gives false information to a law enforcement officer or a civil State investigator assigned to the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.

b. A person commits an offense if, with purpose to hinder his own detention, apprehension, investigation, prosecution, conviction or punishment for an offense or violation of Title 39, he:

1. Suppresses, by way of concealment or destruction, any evidence of the crime or tampers with a document or other source of information, regardless of its admissibility in evidence, which might aid in his discovery or apprehension or in the lodging of a charge against him; or
2. Prevents or obstructs by means of force or intimidation anyone from performing an act which might aid in his discovery or apprehension or in the lodging of a charge against him; or
3. Prevents or obstructs by means of force, intimidation or deception any witness or informant from providing testimony or information, regardless of its admissibility, which might aid in his discovery or apprehension or in the lodging of a charge against him; or
An offense under this subsection is a crime of the second degree.
4. Gives false information to a law enforcement officer or a civil State investigator assigned to the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.

The offense is a crime of the third degree if the conduct which the actor knows has been charged or is liable to be charged against the person aided or himself would constitute a crime of the second degree or greater.

The offense is a crime of the fourth degree if such conduct would constitute a crime of the third degree.

Otherwise it is a disorderly persons offense.

A crime of the second degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

A crime of the third degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 6 months in the county jail.

Contact a Paterson NJ Hindering Defense Attorney for Answers

The consequences of a Hindering conviction can be serious and severe. Allissa D. Hascup is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who will work to limit your exposure and achieve the best result for you. Should you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with Hindering as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, contact Ms. Hascup right away for a free consultation about your charges.

Legal News

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 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.

8 Mill St