Passaic County NJ Robbery Defense Attorney
Robbery Defense Lawyer with Offices in Paterson, New Jersey
Alissa D. Hascup is a skilled criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with serious crimes against property, including robbery, burglary, and carjacking in Clifton, Totowa, Little Falls, Paterson, and Wayne.
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 Special Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Morris County Prosecutor who represented the State of New Jersey at trial where defendants were charged with crimes ranging from attempted murder to burglary. Now, she uses that knowledge and experience to attack the case against you and put you in a position to achieve the best result.
Being charged with robbery means that you are exposed to a lengthy term of incarceration without the benefit of parole and a number of other collateral consequences. Having a skilled, aggressive defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable.
Contact The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC anytime at 862-257-1200 for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Robbery in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1
Robbery is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1, which provides:
a. A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he:
- Inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon another; or
- Threatens another with or purposely puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; or
- Commits or threatens immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree.
Robbery is a crime of the second degree, except that it is a crime of the first degree if in the course of committing the theft the actor:
- Attempts to kill anyone; or
- Purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury; or
- Is armed with, or uses, or threatens the immediate use of a deadly weapon.
A crime of the first degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
A crime of the second degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Robbery (in either degree) is an enumerated crime under the No Early Release Act (“NERA”), meaning that 85% of the sentence imposed must be served before becoming eligible for parole.
Contact a Wayne NJ Robbery Defense Lawyer for a Cost-Free Consultation
The consequences of a robbery conviction can be serious and severe. Alissa D. Hascup can work to limit your exposure – whether by finding a way to beat your case outright or by attempting to negotiate an alternate result on your behalf. For example, recent amendments to the drug court statute now permit entry of individuals convicted of robbery (in the second degree) into the drug court program. Successful completion of the drug court program means avoiding the imposition of a jail term altogether.
Should you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with robbery, don’t delay in hiring legal representation. Contact Ms. Hascup now for a free consultation. She is ready to fight for you.