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Alissa D Hascup

About me

Former county prosecutor and special deputy attorney general who zealously and aggressively defends those charged with criminal offenses in Superior Courts (indictable/felony level) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level) throughout the State of New Jersey. Experience handling matters ranging from violent offenses - Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Weapons offenses, Terroristic Threats, Sexual offenses, and Simple Assault - to non-violent offenses - Burglary, Theft, Credit Card Fraud, and Drug offenses - to domestic violence matters - Harassment, Contempt and Restraining Orders.


No matter the charge or its seriousness, I stand ready to attack the State's case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.


I offer free initial consultations and competitive flat fee arrangements, so contact me now.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
  2. Sex Crime: 20%
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Adam B. Lederman

    Alissa is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. Her experience at the prosecutor's office has given her invaluable insight into the State's handling of criminal prosecutions. In addition to her vast experience, she is hardworking, dedicated to staying on top of the latest changes in the law and incredibly genuine. To top it all off, Alissa has unparalleled knowledge of criminal law and the interworking of the criminal system in New Jersey. I would recommend Alissa without hesitation!


    Adam Lederman Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua H Reinitz

    I have seen Alissa's work first hand as both co-counsel and as an adversary and have no reservation in providing an endorsement of her. She is always prepared, diligent and possesses superb communication skills. Any potential client would be well served to retain Alissa.


    Joshua Reinitz DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC

8 Mill Street
Paterson, NJ, 07501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
"10 Best in NJ" - Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Academic Excellence - Criminal Justice ClinicHofstra University School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / Managing PartnerThe Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC2014 - Present
Municipal ProsecutorMontville Township2013 - 2014
PartnerThe Tormey Law Firm, LLC2013 - 2014
Assistant Prosecutor / Special Deputy Attorney GeneralMorris County Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2013
Criminal Defense AssociateThe Anthony Pope Law Firm2007 - 2009
Criminal Defense AssociateHobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionPast Chair2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Teaneck NJ - Resisting Arrest and Simple Assault DismissedCriminal charges dismissed
Hackensack NJ - Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Aggravated Assault, and Resisting Arrest Charges DismissedCriminal charges dismissed; plea to local ordinance violation
Bergen County NJ - Restraining Order and Terroristic Threats Charge DismissedTRO dismissed; criminal charge dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Paterson NJ Criminal Law BlogBlogN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of RichmondLeadership Studies / Pre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic Violence & The LawDomestic Violence2014
Criminal Bench Bar ConferenceCriminal Law2014
Criminal Law InstituteCriminal Law2013
Annual Meeting 2013Criminal Law Bench/Bar Conference2013