Belleville NJ Domestic Violence Attorney
Restraining Order Lawyer in Passaic County, New Jersey
Domestic violence is taken seriously in the State of New Jersey. If you are facing domestic violence related criminal charges, you need an experienced, skilled lawyer who is ready to fight aggressively and effectively on your behalf at both criminal proceedings and restraining order hearings.
Experienced criminal defense attorney Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey, including Belleville, Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Little Falls, and Passaic County, who have been charged with domestic violence related offenses such as terroristic threats and criminal restraint. Ms. Hascup is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor who handled a host of domestic violence cases during the course of her distinguished career. Contact Alissa D. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.
Related Definitions – Domestic Violence in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19
a. “Domestic violence” means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts inflicted upon a person protected under this act by an adult or an emancipated minor:
1. Homicide N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1 et seq.
2. Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1
3. Terroristic Threats N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3
4. Kidnapping N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1
5. Criminal Restraint N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2
6. False Imprisonment N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3
7. Sexual Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2
8. Criminal Sexual Contact N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3
9. Lewdness N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4
10. Criminal Mischief N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3
11. Burglary N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2
12. Criminal Trespass N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
13. Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
14. Stalking N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10
When one or more of these acts is inflicted by an unemancipated minor upon a person protected under this act, the occurrence shall not constitute “domestic violence,” but may be the basis for the filing of a petition or complaint pursuant to the provisions of section 11 of P.L.1982, c.77 (C.2A:4A-30).
b. “Law enforcement agency” means a department, division, bureau, commission, board or other authority of the State or of any political subdivision thereof which employs law enforcement officers.
c. “Law enforcement officer” means a person whose public duties include the power to act as an officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest and conviction of offenders against the laws of this State.
d. “Victim of domestic violence” means a person protected under this act and shall include any person who is 18 years of age or older or who is an emancipated minor and who has been subjected to domestic violence by a spouse, former spouse, or any other person who is a present or former household member. “Victim of domestic violence” also includes any person, regardless of age, who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has a child in common, or with whom the victim anticipates having a child in common, if one of the parties is pregnant. “Victim of domestic violence” also includes any person who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has had a dating relationship.
e. “Emancipated minor” means a person who is under 18 years of age but who has been married, has entered military service, has a child or is pregnant or has been previously declared by a court or an administrative agency to be emancipated.
Contact a Wayne NJ Domestic Violence Lawyer Today
Alissa D. Hascup understands the nuances of the law. She is ready to use her knowledge to your advantage. 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, the consequences can be serious. Call or email Ms. Hascup now to schedule a free consultation about your case. She is ready to fight for you.