5.0 stars 18 totalReview Alissa Hascup
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.
Anonymous review posted on
From the start I new we selected the best Attorney. Our initial Consultation with Alissa Hascup, was reassuring at best. I have a criminal background so, having to face another charge, I had to be sure of someone who was experience and no nonsense. I was pulled over and the car I was in was searched, (nothing was found in it), and ultimately I was arrested, this occurred only 2 weeks after I was released from jail. I live in Woodbridge, NJ and they are notorious for harassing minorities pulling you over for no reason. Well, 4 squad cars later, I was arrested. They gave my cousin, who was the driver, the excuse that the reason why they pulled us over was because the tags were expired, (he was not arrested).. Embarrassed of all this happening right in front of my house, and the bogus arrested, I wanted someone that would fight for me with understanding. Alissa Hascup invested time and effort looking into my case. She insisted before the courts, to produce all the allegations stated in their report. After 3 court appearances, they case was dismissed, because they were not able to show any truth in there report. It also, was found out that they lied about my cousins tags being expired. Therefore, requested for a dismissal because they still, after many months later, haven't been able to produce all items she requested. She went like a pit-bull and didn't let go!
Highly recommend Alissa Hascup! God Bless
Posted by Mazharul
Alissa D Hascup, is by far the best Attorney I have ever met. Alissa, not only saved me a lengthy jail time but got me an outcome, that I was not expecting. She's not you're average lawyer. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, knows what she's doing and delivered more then what was expected. I was charged with "Possession of weapon for unlawful use". A serious charge that could have landed me in prison for at least 5 years. I'll be honest, the case broke me down mentally and emotionally. I'm a father of five who was volunteering to become a county Deputy Sheriff. I was accepted by several law enforcement agencies and was frequently visiting a shooting range to practice shooting for the academy. One afternoon I made a wrong decision, while going to a range and made a stop before the range and all hell broke loose. It took 20 excruciating months to fight my case, Alissa convinced the state to give me probation. Normally on a gun charge you get a minimum 3 to 5 years of prison time. With Alissa's help, the Judge gave me 1 year probation. If you're facing weapon charges in NJ don't just hire anyone. Take my advise I lost $3,000 to a shady attorney before I found Alissa D Hascup. I still believe had I found her first, my case would have been dismissed.
Anonymous review posted on
Words can't describe how helpful Attorney Hascup was for my husband and I. I called her on a friday afternoon desperate to find answers for all the questions I had questions regarding possible charges against my husband. She answered all our questions and met with us the next day. My husband had to make a statement to police she guided us step by step on how we should handle the situation she called me early the day my husband had to render his statement and reassured me that everything would be okay and also gave me extremely helpful advice for our situation. My husband immigration status is pending but I know that if I need any honest legal advice regarding criminal law or immigration law I can refer to Attorney Hascup. I highly recommend her, she is an amazing attorney that knows what she is doing. Anyone I know that needs a criminal defense or an immigration attorney I will make sure I refer them to her. We are extremely grateful for all the help and advice she offered my husband and I during our time of need. If you need a good attorney CALL ALISSA HASCUP you will not regret it.
Anonymous review posted on
Alissa took care of my case which was an accusation for a leaving the scene involving personal injury in Paterson Municipal Court. She agreed to take care of my case for flat fee, even though my case could have dragged on way longer and taken much more work than a typical traffic ticket. My case did not make it to trial and her motion to dismiss the case was granted on the second appearance with her representation.
When speaking to her, she is professional, listens well, and relates well to your situation. She shows up on time, takes good notes, and knows her way around the court room, and offers time to discuss if you feel you need to discuss anything.
She did take several days to respond to emails at times, but I understand she was moving offices during the weeks my case was pending, so it may have been an temporary effect of that, and not typical of her.
She did recognize my concerns and responded skillfully to situations that unfold in court. She did exactly what is needed to get the job done and works fast and smart to that end.
Posted by Gupta
I had hired Alissa to represent me in a false domestic violence charge. She is simply the best !! She treats you as a person and goes way beyond her retained contract to help you in what ever way she can. She spends countless hours to help her clients in what ever way she can, I would recommend her to anyone anytime period!! She treats you like family and you are left with the feeling that you what one has to do to repay her for all her help..
Posted by Dora
I just have to write a little note about how wonderful this firm is. I personally haven't needed their services but I have referred a couple friends and they had nothing but good experiences with the firm, specifically Alissa Hascup. My friends told me that she was great with a vast knowledge of the legal system and specifically their cases. I will continue to recommend this wonderful law firm to anyone that asks me.
Anonymous review posted on
Helpful, friendly, and professional attorney who will work as hard for every client as she did for me!! Would definitely use her again, should the need arise.
Posted by Ed
I went to law school with Travis Tormey, and I know his law firm partner Alissa Hascup. I echo the sentiments of everyone else here: Alissa is the finest legal mind I've ever encountered. Her intricate knowledge of every aspect of New Jersey criminal law is intimidating. Over the years, I've received assistance and advice from Alissa and the Tormey Law Firm on a number of legal matters. I can confirm without reservation that Alissa's experience as a Morris County municipal prosecutor has made her an invaluable resource. She is experienced, diligent, knowledgeable, and personable. If you need to beat criminal charges, you should definitely call Alissa Hascup and the Tormey Law Firm to handle your legal situation.