Clifton NJ Criminal Restraint & False Imprisonment Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients in Passaic County, New Jersey
Knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Paterson, Passaic, Woodland Park, and Clifton that have been charged with kidnapping-related offenses such as criminal restraint, false imprisonment, abduction, and criminal coercion.
She has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in both Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor. During her time with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, she prosecuted a host of domestic violence cases ranging from attempted murder and sexual assault to stalking and harassment.
If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal restraint or false imprisonment as a result of a domestic violence or other related criminal incident, the results can be serious. It is important that you have an experienced, knowledgeable domestic violence defense lawyer who is prepared to fight on your behalf for the best result.
Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Criminal Restraint in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2
Criminal Restraint is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2, which provides:
A person commits a crime of the third degree if he knowingly:
a. Restrains another unlawfully in circumstances exposing the other to risk of serious bodily injury; or
b. Holds another in a condition of involuntary servitude.
A crime of the third degree is punishable by up a term of imprisonment between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
False Imprisonment in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3
False Imprisonment is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3, which provides:
A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he knowingly restrains another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with his liberty.
A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 6 months in the county jail.
Nevertheless, Alissa Hascup can seek to avoid the imposition of a jail term by negotiating an alternative disposition on your behalf. For instance, if you are a first-time offender, we can attempt to negotiate your entry into a diversionary program like the Pre-Trial Intervention Program (“PTI”), which means that you may be able to avoid a conviction on your record.
Contact a Wayne NJ Criminal Restraint Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
Regardless of your criminal history (or lack thereof), if you find yourself in a situation where you have been charged with Criminal Restraint or False Imprisonment as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident, you should contact a lawyer immediately.
The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are permanent and severe. Alissa D. Hascup can help. Call her today to discuss your case, or email her to schedule a free, in-person consultation.