Entrapment in New Jersey Criminal Cases
Passaic County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Wayne, Clifton, Totowa, Little Falls, and Passaic County, who have been charged with criminal offenses such as kidnapping, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest.
She has successfully handled countless cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former domestic violence prosecutor and special deputy attorney general. During the course of her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, she handled cases ranging from Homicide (murder) and aggravated assault to robbery and weapons offenses. Now she is fighting for you.
In the event that your criminal actions were “induced” by the conduct of law enforcement officers, there may be a valid defense of entrapment. Ms. Hascup is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who will attack the criminal charges against you and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Defense of Entrapment in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:2-12
Defenses – Entrapment. N.J.S.A. 2C:2-12 provides:
a. A public law enforcement official or a person engaged in cooperation with such an official or one acting as an agent of a public law enforcement official perpetrates an entrapment if for the purpose of obtaining evidence of the commission of an offense, he induces or encourages and, as a direct result, causes another person to engage in conduct constituting such offense by either:
1. Making knowingly false representations designed to induce the belief that such conduct is not prohibited; or
2. Employing methods of persuasion or inducement which create a substantial risk that such an offense will be committed by persons other than those who are ready to commit it.
b. Except as provided in subsection c. of this section, a person prosecuted for an offense shall be acquitted if he proves by a preponderance of evidence that his conduct occurred in response to an entrapment. The issue of entrapment shall be tried by the trier of fact.
c. The defense afforded in this section is unavailable when causing or threatening bodily injury is an element of the offense charged and the prosecution is based on conduct causing or threatening such injury to a person other than the person perpetrating the entrapment.
Ms. Hascup knows the nuances of the law and the defenses that can be raised to fight certain charges. She can use her knowledge to your advantage.
Contact a Paterson NJ Entrapment Defense Lawyer
If you find yourself in a situation where you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal offense as a result of a domestic violence or other related incident in which the conduct occurred in response to an entrapment, there may be a valid defense. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation – protect your rights. Contact Ms. Hascup online for more information. Your initial consultation is free of charge.