Battle-tested, passionate and aggressive defense attorney - ready to fight for you!Former prosecutor fighting for you - experience and fierceness when you need it the most!Passionate, experienced domestic violence attorney - will fight to get you the best possible result.Former homicide prosecutor now on your side - skill and passion when you need it the most!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|"10 Best in NJ" - Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Academic Excellence - Criminal Justice Clinic||Hofstra University School of Law||2004|
|Owner / Managing Partner||The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Municipal Prosecutor||Montville Township||2013 - 2014|
|Partner||The Tormey Law Firm, LLC||2013 - 2014|
|Assistant Prosecutor / Special Deputy Attorney General||Morris County Prosecutor's Office||2009 - 2013|
|Criminal Defense Associate||The Anthony Pope Law Firm||2007 - 2009|
|Criminal Defense Associate||Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Past Chair||2007 - Present|
|Passaic County NJ - 2nd degree Possession of a Handgun, 3rd degree Terroristic Threats, 4th degree Aggravated Assault||All criminal charges dismissed|
|Paramus NJ - Simple Assault Charge Dismissed||Criminal charge dismissed|
|Hackensack NJ - Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Aggravated Assault, and Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed||Criminal charges dismissed; plea to local ordinance violation|
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|Paterson NJ Criminal Law Blog||Blog||N/A|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Richmond||Leadership Studies / Pre-Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Domestic Violence & The Law||Domestic Violence||2014|
|Criminal Bench Bar Conference||Criminal Law||2014|
|Criminal Law Institute||Criminal Law||2013|
|Annual Meeting 2013||Criminal Law Bench/Bar Conference||2013|
Posted by anonymous
She was absolutely amazing and help my hand the whole entire way. She was able to get all of my charges dismissed and allowed me to continue to go to school, and never have to attend a court date. If you're looking to have the best of the best, hire her. She is extremely smart and honest. She was very helpful. 10/10 recommend.
Posted by James Gizzo
I hired allisa hascup in 2013 after being charged with 1st dg agg sexual assult and 2nd dg sexual assult and child endangerment during a bitter custody dispute. I can tell you that her fees were fair but the problem was that after paying a large amount of $ I ran out of money. I informed allisa that I could no longer afford to meet my financial agreement numerous times and to my SUPRISE Alissa said we will work it out. I will tell you that my case dragged on for 33 months with a constant worry about Alissa staying on the case. The bottom line was after the 9th or 10 court date I was told by allisa that more than likely the proscutor will dismiss my charges. I brought up 2 important things to allisa and 1 was that I would not plead guilty to anything and 2 was if the case would go to trial, I would need to hire a public defender due to $. Again, allisa informed me that even though I was no longer paying her and i agreed to switch to a public defender, allisa told me to stop worrying about $. She said that even though I am not getting paid, I am in this case all the way even if we have to go to trial. At that time I was happy and felt confident that my case would be dropped. Now to the point. I was on my way to court to possibly have the charges dissmissed and allisa called me and said the proscutor wants me to plead guilty to a lesser charge even though she stated that my daughter had credibility issues. I said no let's go to trial. When I got to the outside of the courtroom I was now told by allisa that I would need to give her $15,000 for the trial or she couldn't proceed. Of course I was shocked she also told me to lie to the judge foti and tell her that it had nothing to do with financial issues. I was shocked. My wife told me to make sure I covered my butt because she will denie it. So I covered my butt with a phone app and she said the same thing over again. When we went to our next court date, I was in a catch 22 position. If the judge asked me if it was because of money and I said yes then I would be forced to keep a lawyer that was not going to give 100% at trial and if I lied and got caught I would be in trouble. I told allisa I wouldn't lie to the judge, so she went to the judges chambers and came back and said let's go in front of the judge. It's funny because judge foti asked me one question and that was do you want to release your attorney and I said yes and that was the end of my relationship with allisa. The judge never mentioned money even though I was told that more than likely she would ask. I just think people need to know what they are getting into when they pic an attorney that is giving an image that she is a ex proscutor who knows the system and has alot of experiance. I never hid the fact that I couldn't pay allisa anymore but allisa lied to me and never cared about my innocence or representation unless $$ was correct. I don't EXPECT FREE REPRESENTATION but I do expect you don't lie to me like my daughter was doing. I will not sit here and bash allisa but bottom line is I went by what she told me was going to happen when it came to all aspects of the case. Maybe I would of had better representation if I had $$. I wound up going to court with the public defender and she pushed a plea deal. Both attorneys never even filed a motion to dismiss or even argued in open court knowing the judges position was that she thinks my ex put my daughter up to it. Even though $10,000 was no where near what a attorney gets for my type of charges but bottom line is it took 13 months for me to get indieted and allisa did nothing except to say ! Let's wait til you get indited before we figure out our plan ! Alisa did nothing but hang and laugh with the proscutor. Considering my chances at trial with a public defender I plead guilty 6 months after I released allisa and on the 3rd year of my case to a 4th degree charge of using profanity in front of my daughter. Arrested sept 11th 2013, sentenced to 1 yr probation on Sept 9th
Posted by Sarah
If you looking lawyer; who always remember your situation, your feelings, emotions and who makes you believe you are important and someone cares of you and will be there every minute when you need her. After 3 lawyers office, we got her and she is the only one!! listen very carefully ,give her overtime (just because I was very sad and feeling very lost about the case) and at the end of my telling what happened, she looked my eyes and said; I believe YOU!..as I said we were 3 well known Lawyers office and first thing they asked how much it will cost for us, what is coast for me if I call them, and ext. They never looked at me as I am also a person, a human, a human need help and most important INNOCENT! But I was just a Money or another case!! I can write hours and hours about her.Thank you Alissa..Thank You so much I am free now Because of you, Without you we were suffering in this injustice situation.
Adam Lederman, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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!
Joshua Reinitz, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.
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