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Alissa D. Hascup

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Newark, NJ

The Pope & Hascup Law Group, PC
60 Park Place, Suite 1101
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-344-4406
Fax: 973-344-3201
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2016 - 2019
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Attorney Profile

Alissa D. Hascup is a partner at The Pope & Hascup Law Group, PC, in Newark, representing people in the vicinity of Newark, Paterson, Hackensack, Morristown and throughout New Jersey facing criminal charges involving:

  • Murder, assault and violent offenses
  • Weapons offenses
  • Sexual offenses
  • Theft and fraud offenses
  • Domestic violence and family offenses
  • Offenses against the public
  • Drug offenses
  • DWIs and DUIs
  • Juveniles
  • Expungements

An aggressive and knowledgeable attorney, Ms. Hascup has created a niche in the legal community due to her professionalism and passion for protecting her clients’ rights in state and federal courts. She believes that anyone charged with a crime deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity before the judicial system. She shows particular interest in advocating on behalf of juveniles, as the present and future stakes are high for them. Besides defending individuals charged with crimes, she assists government officials and law enforcement officers accused of criminal and administrative charges.

Ms. Hascup completed her bachelor’s degree in leadership studies/pre-law at the University of Richmond, Virginia, and her Juris Doctor degree with highest honors at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, New York. After honing her legal skills for a few years working for some of the top criminal defense firms in New Jersey, she became an assistant prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Additionally, she served as an on-duty prosecutor for the Major Crimes Unit, where she assisted in conducting witness and suspect interviews, preparing search warrants and responding to crime scenes. Having learned a great deal during her tenure as a prosecutor, she transitioned into private practice.

For all her notable achievements, Ms. Hascup has been named as one of America’s Most Honored Lawyers by American Registry for two consecutive years and has received Avvo’s Clients’ Choice award every year since 2014. A curious and zealous learner, she shares her insights with her peers by lecturing at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on varied criminal law topics. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the American Bar Association, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Working Group.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2010, 2016 - 2019

About Alissa D. Hascup

First Admitted: 2004

Professional Webpage: https://patersonnjcriminallawyer.com/alissa-d-hascup/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • NJ Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Domestic Violence Working Group, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section - Past Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member

Educational Background

  • Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ), 1997
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, B.A. in Leadership Studies / Pre-Law, 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Moderated seminar at request of NJ ICLE, Moderator, Stopping Gun Violence: The Political, Constitutional and Legal Implications, ICLE, 2016
  • Spoke as panelist at the request of NJSBA, Criminal Law Section, Speaker, Criminal Bench Bar Conference, NJSBA, 2014
  • Spoke as panelist at the request of NJ ICLE, Speaker, Domestic Violence & The Law, ICLE, 2014
  • Spoke as panelist at the request of NJSBA, Speaker, Criminal Bench Bar Conference, NJSBA, 2013
  • Spoke as panelist at the request of NJ ICLE, Speaker, Criminal Law Institute, ICLE, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements

  • State v. J.M. - Client charged with 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and related offenses; acquitted of all charges after trial, 2019
  • State v. E.R. - Client charged with 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault; granted entry into a Pre-Trial Intervention Program without a guilty plea, 2021
  • State in the Interest of A.H. - Juvenile charged with harassment and related offenses; acquitted of all charges after trial, 2019
  • State v. J.N. - Client charged with 1st degree drug charges; drugs suppressed, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • America's Most Honored Lawyers, American Registry, 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers, American Registry, 2020
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2021
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2020
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2019
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2018
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2017
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2016
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2014
  • 10 Best in NJ, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Association of Trial Lawyers
  • 10 Best in NJ, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • "Top Gun" Graduate – Class of 40, September, 2011
  • Family Law Review, Staff Editor, Hofstra University School of Law, 2002 – 2004

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence Offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI
  • Expungements
  • Fraud Crimes
  • Gun Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
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Office Location for Alissa D. Hascup

60 Park Place
Suite 1101
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-344-4406

Fax: 973-344-3201

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

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