Defense by Persons Caring for Others in New Jersey Criminal Cases
Passaic County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including in Clifton, Totowa, Wayne, Paterson, and Passaic, who have been charged with criminal offenses such as resisting arrest, criminal coercion, stalking, and aggravated assault. She is a battle-tested criminal defense lawyer who will attack the criminal charges against you and raise defenses to help you achieve the best possible result.
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. Now she is fighting for you. Contact her office anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Defense by Persons With Special Responsibilities for Care, Discipline, or Safety of Others in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:3-8
Defenses – Use of Force by Persons With Special Responsibility for Care, Discipline or Safety of Others. N.J.S.A. 2C:3-8 provides:
The use of force upon or toward the person of another is justifiable as permitted by law or as would be a defense in a civil action based thereon where the actor has been vested or entrusted with special responsibility for the care, supervision, discipline or safety of another or of others and the force is used for the purpose of and, subject to N.J.S.A. 2C:3-9(b), to the extent necessary to further that responsibility, 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; or
c. Deadly force is used, in which case such force must be otherwise justifiable under the provisions of this chapter.
Ms. Hascup knows the nuances of criminal law in NJ and she will put her experience to work for you.
Contact a Clifton NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation 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 actor had special responsibility for the care, supervision, or safety of another, there may be a valid defense. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation – protect your rights. Contact the office of Alissa D. Hascup today to request a free initial consultation about your case.