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Alissa D Hascup

Criminal defense Attorney at Denville, NJ

4.9   39 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Alissa

Learn Alissa’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Appear in Superior Courts and Municipal Courts throughout the State of New Jersey to handle matters ranging from robbery, burglary, and resisting arrest, to simple assault, drug offenses, and DWIs.

  2. Sex crime
    20%

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    Former Special Deputy Attorney General and Assistant County Prosecutor - successfully tried cases including attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, imitation firearm, burglary, and terroristic threats. Now on YOUR side.

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    Former Special Deputy Attorney General and Assistant County Prosecutor. Currently handle cases ranging from murder, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats, to weapons offenses, harassment, and contempt. Also regularly handle restraining order hearings.

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Former Municipal Prosecutor - successfully handled all types of DUI/DWI matters from inception through trial. Now on YOUR side. Regularly handle cases with issues concerning the motor vehicle stop, the roadside sobriety tests, and the administration of a breath test.

  6. Expungement
    10%

BATTLE-TESTED, PASSIONATE AND AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE ATTORNEY - READY TO FIGHT FOR YOU!

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.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2019,2018,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2014
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

Location

Alissa D Hascup
Alissa D Hascup
11 Muller Place
Little Falls, NJ, 07424
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by david | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought hard and won!
Alissa is a brilliant lawyer. I am so grateful for her passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but she is truly the best I've ever worked with. Thank you so much!
Posted by David | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer to have in your corner
I was falsely accused of something i knew i didnt do. it felt like no law enforcement, no judge, no prosecutor, nobody was listening to the obvious that i didnt do it - except Ms.Hascup. She listened to every word i had to say. She responded to every email. She had my back and went to bat for me and helped like noone else. The case was dismissed and its all because of her. I cannot thank her enough and i cannot recommend her enough.
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Posted by Renee | November 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She is the best
I randomly found Alissa Hascup from a Google search a few years back for someone else. She fought hard against serious charges and he got the best outcome for a very difficult charge. Years later, referred her to another person and the charges were dropped. Just this year, I needed legal representation for a very serious but fraudulent criminal charge! It was nerve wracking but I felt very confident in Alissa's care and she does care. I was put at ease with her as my attorney. The charges were downgraded and then ultimately dismissed. She is very knowledgeable, presents herself well in court and is just an excellent lawyer. Her website says 'passionate and aggressive' believe it! I highly recommend her and I am so glad I found her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
By far ,the best criminal defense attorney
“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. My attorney 'Alissa Hascup ' fought hard for me. She went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure that great outcome.She had that case dismissed and expunged.Even the judge mentioned that i have a great lawyer.I would highly recommend attorney Hascup to represent your best interest. I myself couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Thanks Attorney Hascup ,i'm very grateful!!
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Posted by Dennis | June 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
What can I say about Alissa hascup she's one of the best tourney's in New Jersey I was in a situation where I was facing jail time for driving while suspended and she heard my side of the story she did everything in her power to make sure that I serve no jail time whatsoever got me a great deal I would highly recommend her to anyone very confident very courteous respectful and a what can I say she's an amazing attorney FYi very beautiful lol
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
CASE DISMISSED!!!
I have never had any legal or criminal issues in my life, so choosing a lawyer to represent me was an issue. I picked Ms. Alissa Hascup ESQ based on other online reviews. I CAN ASSURE YOU MY CHOICE WAS 1000% CORRECT. Alissa is thorough and very professional in my representation which led to a COMPLETE and TOTAL DISMISSAL of the frivolous case against me. I can1000% assure you that if she can’t get you the desire outcome then no one can. You cannot go wrong with Ms. Alissa Hascup ESQ – YOU ARE IN A SAFE HANDS PROFESSIONALLY AND PASSIONATELY. REST ASSURED!!! BG
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very clear ,understanding and professional lawyer
Alissa has been very clear and understanding from the start she took over the case. I have hired initially a well known Bergen County lawyer who messed up the case. Alissa took over the case and made all my family comfortable. She explained clearly about the case and follow up very professionally. If anyone ever need a criminal lawyer, please don't doubt. Alissa will take care of your case with the best result possible. I want to thank you Alissa for all your efforts defending the case and to make me feel comfortable during all the process. Thank you !! Elizabeth
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Posted by John K. | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best criminal defense lawyers in North Jersey
I had a very serious case in Bergen County involving charges such as aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and eluding. Initially I hired a well-known attorney from Bergen, but was very unhappy with his representation as he urged me to take the first deal they were offering (4 years state prison w/o eligibility for parole until 85% NERA act). I fired him and had Alissa take over in a pinch, and she did an absolutely amazing job. She truly fought for me and chipped away until the prosecution agreed to drop all the charges except for the eluding; I was eventually given time served (served 7 months in county jail) with five years probation. Her work essentially saved my life. Not to mention that she thoroughly communicated with my family and constantly visited me in the jail to discuss my case. I want every defense attorney to be like her.... someone who cares about her clients and makes sure whoever retains her gets their money’s worth. I can honestly say there was nobody else I would have rather had represent me. Alissa, I truly want to give you my thanks.
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Response from Alissa Hascup October 10, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure representing you. I wish you the best of luck in life as you move forward from this.
Posted by Jennifer | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I’ve ever come across
I had an attorney before hiring Alissa, I was unhappy with my existing attorney and when I spoke to Alissa I was relieved to hear someone with a knowledge of cases like mine, the criminal justice system, and my local court. She has great relationships with everybody you will need to deal with in court proceedings and will handle your case in a timely manner. She will do everything possible to guarantee your best outcome. Her communication was prompt, and even in an emergency, I was able to get in touch with her. I truly felt like I was a priority to her. I’ve never dealt with such a professional attorney and one who truly cares about your wellbeing. In the end, she got my three criminal charges dismissed. If you have a criminal charge against you, you will want her as your attorney. My only regret is not hiring her sooner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
The attorney was very helpful throughout the entire process and always answered all my questions and concerns. Always professional and willing to help in every possible way. I felt so relieved and satisfied with the attorney's representation of my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best criminal defense attorney.
Exemplary attorney in the criminal defense field. Alissa is very thorough, strategic, and dedicated to make sure her clients receive the best outcome. After a long and hard battle, our case was ultimately won and that could not have been accomplished if it were not for Alissa's brilliance. Strongly recommend her as she fights for the truth and is a master at what she does.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2018
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I would recommend Alissa to anyone in need of a qualified defense attorney.
Alissa was extremely professional and thorough in organizing and winning our case. She was unwavering in her support and made sure the public defender was held to the facts. This resulted in the judge declaring that the evidence presented by the public defender and her client was nothing but lies.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st degree drug charge
1st degree drug charge. Alissa Hascup and law firm took that drug charge into a motion to suppress and it was granted I'm still shock and amazed on how Alissa Hascup and the LAW FIRM handle my case. She is so skilled and very professional and knows her way around the court room. She a fighter and very passionate on what she does. She fights for what is right and that to me is very important. Probably the best money I've every spent. If you are looking for a Amazing lawyer she is the one. The Jedi of lawyers Alissa Hascup
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Alissa- excellent criminal lawyer
She is the best! She got my case dismissed! I hired her after interviewing 5 lawyers. In my first meeting I liked her aptitude to look through the things and very transparent in her dealing. You get much more for your money. She keeps you informed of every step and response turn around time is good! I am dealing with a crazy ex who is out to put me in jail. She brought that out to prosecutor and got the case dismissed. She gave me peace of mind and good sleep. She is my lawyer for life. I am proud I selected her! I wish her and her family the best! Me and my daughter love you Alissa!
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Posted by Dmitrij | May 23, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and pleasant to communicate lawyer
I was very impressed with the professionalism and attentiveness that Miss Hascup provided us. She was very kind to spend so much time with me over the phone, answered all of my questions and provided me with helpful advice that I didn’t receive from any other lawyer I spoke to. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is in a difficult situation and requires professional advice.
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Posted by Raymond | April 18, 2018
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Alissa D. Hascup
I contacted Alissa Hascup regarding a criminal matter. Alissa was very professional & was a pleasure to work with. If need be, I will hire Alissa for any future court proceedings. I highly recommend Alissa Hascup!
Posted by Diana | February 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
10 Stars
If it were possible I would give Alissa Hascup 10 stars . I have never had to deal with any sort of lawyer before . She not only was very professional, but most importantly she handeled my case in a timely manner. My boyfriend was incarcerated and was out of prison in less then 3 weeks after she received all the information she needed .All i can say is if you ever need any type of REAL LEGAL HELP PLEASE CALL HER . Also (Jennifer ) that works in the Hackensack office is also great .Since Mrs Hascup is usually busy during day she will make sure any questions or issues you have are taken care of . Great expierence
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
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Patient, Understanding, & Extremely Professional
Alissa Hascup went out of her way to always make sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable of every decision I made in all court matters. While keeping me informed of every option and possibility, she never tried to force an opinion on me. Regardless of any decision I made, she backed me up 100% and went beyond her call of duty, to support me and my position in my case. Alissa had a way of always making me feel comfortable and confident in the Courtroom with her by my side, as she stood Strong and Confident herself. She was always well prepared and ready for anything!
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Posted by Marsha L. | September 29, 2017
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Alissa D Hascup is a passionate Lawyer.
I had been going through a difficult case for the last 3 months. I went elsewhere trying to find help. I ended up finding Ms. Hascup, and she is truly amazing. She is very effectual, confident, and tactful. She treats you as though you're VIP. She didn't have my case for long and she was able to have it dismissed and all charges were thrown out. She works very hard and is passionate in what she does. Every penny given to her was very much worth it. Do not underestimate her because she knows what she's doing. I strongly recommend, Ms. Hascup, to anyone who needs a strong lawyer.
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Posted by Andy mora | April 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I highly recommend attorney Alissa D Hascup.She's knowledgeable and experience.She knows exactly what to do and she knows deal with every situation.She's caring and she fights hard for you I'm so grateful she was my lawyer.I don't know what I would've have done without her Great Lawyer!!!!Thank You
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Alissa Hascup, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Tormey Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Montville Township
  • 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
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Richmond
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Passaic County NJ - 2nd degree Possession of a Handgun, 3rd degree Terroristic Threats, 4th degree Aggravated Assault
  • All criminal charges dismissed
  • Teaneck NJ - Resisting Arrest and Simple Assault Dismissed
  • Criminal charges 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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Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • "10 Best in NJ" - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Academic Excellence - Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Paterson NJ Criminal Law Blog
  • Blog
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (20)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
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!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alissa was a zealous advocate for her client, but also a pleasure to work with. Her experience and expertise enabled us to resolve our matter with an outcome that satisfied both of our clients. I highly recommend & endorse Alissa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alissa is a phenomenal attorney who aggressively advocates for her clients' interests and does not back down. Alissa and I were recently adversaries in a highly contentious and complex neighbor dispute. Alissa's knowledge of the law, courtroom demeanor, and negotiation skills were outstanding. I highly recommend Alissa for anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great lawyer who cares about her clients and is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Always prepared, great courtroom presence and a worthy adversary when she was an assistant prosecutor in the Morris County Prosecutor's Office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Alissa to be a talented, experienced, and compassionate attorney who is respected in the field. I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alissa is an aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney. She knows her way around the court room!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, her experience is impeccable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alissa is fantastic. She is knowledgeable, aggressive, and passionate on behalf of her clients. She is the go to person on any Domestic Violence issue in the State and her experience at the Morris Prosecutors Office and as a defense attorney means she can also represent the client in the accompanying criminal case too. It's always good to have her in your corner as a person you can trust and rely on."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alissa Hascup for years. She is a former county prosecutor and DWI prosecutor who now handles exclusively criminal defense. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Alissa was one of my assistant prosecutors when I served as the county prosecutor. She was always prepared, aggressive as a trial attorney, and loved the art of litigation. When choosing an attorney it is important to have one that has a passion for the courtroom. Alissa is just that kind of attorney. Client's in need of a serious trial attorney would be served well by using Alissa."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Alissa is an excellent defense attorney who blends her experience as a former County Prosecutor with her experience defending clients rights. Not only is she knowledgeable and experienced in the law, she also makes certain to meet or exceed her client's goals and expectations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a former Bronx County Prosecutor a former New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor and a practicing criminal defense attorney for over 20 years and I endorse Alissa Hascup in the strongest terms. I believe that Alissa Hascup embodies all the skills, knowledge and compassion of a great lawyer. Ms. Hascup is a "go to" lawyer not only for her clients that need assistance but also to other attorneys that are looking for creative solutions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alissa really knows her stuff - I recommend her service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have sent many of my matrimonial law clients to Alissa when there is a simultaneous criminal matter that needs to be handled. I have heard nothing but amazing reviews which makes me look like a superstar for referring her. I would not have any other criminal attorney handle such sensitive matters except Alissa. She is one of the most intelligent and caring attorneys I know. If you do not send your clients to her for criminal law related matters, you are doing them a big disservice."
Domestic violence Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Alissa through a networking event and she has been nothing but helpful and insightful on various criminal and domestic violence defense issues. Alissa is smart, personable, and knows how to get the job done (or the case dismissed). I whole-heartedly endorse her for anyone looking to to fight a municipal court ticket to defending against a murder charge. Alissa's experience runs the gamut of criminal defense issues."
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Denville Criminal defense Lawyer Alissa D Hascup
Alissa D Hascup
Criminal defense Attorney
Denville, NJ
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available