Justification in New Jersey Property Crimes
Haledon NJ Property Crimes Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Haledon, Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, and Passaic County, who have been charged with criminal offenses such as homicide, aggravated assault, stalking, and terroristic threats.
Ms. Hascup 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. She has handled a number of cases in which the defense of insanity was raised at the time of trial. Now she is fighting for you.
Ms. Hascup is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who understands the law and who knows what defenses to raise on your behalf. She 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 Justification in Property Crimes in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:3-10
Defenses – Justification in Property Crimes. N.J.S.A. 2C:3-10 provides:
Conduct involving the appropriation, seizure or destruction of, damage to, intrusion on, or interference with, property is justifiable under circumstances which would establish a defense of privilege in a civil action based thereon, unless:
a. The code or the law defining the offense deals with the specific situation involved; or
b. A legislative purpose to exclude the justification claimed otherwise plainly appears.
You need an attorney who fully understand the nuances of the law and the defenses that can be raised to fight certain charges. Ms. Hascup will use her knowledge and experience to your advantage.
Contact a Passaic NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
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 damage caused to property might have been justifiable, there may be a valid defense. Contact the law office of Alissa D. Hascup today to request a free initial consultation about your case.