Wayne NJ Obstructing the Administration of Law Defense Attorney
Defending Clients Charged with Obstruction in Passaic County, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout Passaic County New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses against the public, including obstruction, tampering with evidence, and witness tampering in Wayne, Totowa, Clifton, and Paterson, New Jersey.
She is a skilled defense attorney who 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 handled a host of domestic violence cases, ranging from attempted murder to terroristic threats, during the course of her distinguished career.
A conviction for obstructing in the State of New Jersey means exposure of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison and a number a collateral consequences. Having an experienced defense attorney means all the difference. Ms. Hascup is prepared to fight on your behalf for the best possible result. Contact her anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Obstructing the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function (“Obstructing”) in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1
Obstructing the Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function (“Obstructing”) is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1, which provides:
a. A person commits an offense if he purposely obstructs, impairs or perverts the administration of law or other governmental function or prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from lawfully performing an official function by means of flight, intimidation, force, violence, or physical interference or obstacle, or by means of any independently unlawful act. (This section does not apply to failure to perform a legal duty other than an official duty, or any other means of avoiding compliance with law without affirmative interference with governmental functions.)
An offense under this section is a crime of the fourth degree if the actor obstructs the detention or investigation of a crime or the prosecution of a person for a crime. Otherwise, it is a disorderly persons offense.
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.
Call a Clifton NJ Obstructing Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Alissa D. Hascup will seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternate disposition on your behalf. For example, if you are a first-time offender, we can attempt to negotiate your entry into a diversionary program like the Pre-Trial Intervention (“PTI”) Program. Successful completion of the PTI Program would result in a dismissal of the charges against you.
Regardless of your criminal history (or lack thereof), if you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with obstructing as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, the consequences can be serious. Ms. Hascup can help. Contact her now at at 862-257-1200 for a free consultation about your charges.