Clifton NJ Peering Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Passaic County, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with criminal offenses, including burglary, criminal mischief, and peering in Clifton, Wayne, Passaic, North Haledon, and Totowa. Ms. Hascup is a skilled criminal 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 Assistant Prosecutor who handled a host of domestic violence cases, ranging from attempted murder to robbery, during the course of her career.
If you or a loved one has been charged with peering, it is important that you have an experienced, aggressive defense lawyer who can attack the State’s case and get you the best possible result. Contact Ms. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge. She is ready to fight for you.
Peering in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3c
Peering (“Peeping Tom”) is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3c, which provides:
c. Peering into Windows or Other Openings of Dwelling Places (“Peeping Tom”). A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he peers into a window or other opening of a dwelling or other structure adapted for overnight accommodation for the purpose of invading the privacy of another person and under circumstances in which a reasonable person in the dwelling or other structure would not expect to be observed.
A crime of the fourth degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Contact a Wayne NJ Peering Lawyer for Answers
If you are facing peering charges in New Jersey, skilled and knowledgeable attorney Alissa D. Hascup can seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternate disposition on your behalf. For instance, if you are a first-time offender, she can attempt to negotiate your entry into a diversionary program like the Pre-Trial Intervention Program (“PTI”). 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 a crime as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, the consequences can be serious. Ms. Hascup can help. Call or email her right away for your free consultation about your charges.