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New Jersey Juvenile Defense Attorneys

Juvenile Lawyers Serving Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, and across New Jersey

It can happen in a moment–a single mistake, bad decision, false accusation, or misunderstanding that alters the trajectory of your life forever. When you are a juvenile, college student, or young adult accused of a crime, your current standing and future opportunities are immediately placed in jeopardy. Perhaps you face disciplinary action at school, you are denied admission to the college of your choice, you aren’t hired for your dream job–all of these are very real potential results of being adjudicated delinquent or convicted of a crime in New Jersey. However, an accusation is by no means a presumption of guilt. You deserve to present your side of the story, to defend your innocence, to protect your reputation, and to preserve the endless options before you as you begin your journey toward achieving your goals.

Alissa Hascup is passionately dedicated to advocating for juveniles and young adults who are accused of crimes in New Jersey. From disciplinary proceedings at educational institutions, to juvenile cases in Family Court, to criminal charges for young adults and juveniles charged as adults, she will work tirelessly to defend her clients and to help them navigate through what may otherwise be uncharted territory. From her offices in Newark, Little Falls, Camden, and Morristown, she defends clients in courts throughout New Jersey, including in Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, and Morris County.

Alissa Hascup, is a gifted former prosecutor-turned criminal defense attorney who utilizes her experience on both sides of the justice system to achieve superior outcomes for her clients. Alissa’s practice spans the state, from Hudson County to Union County, and Essex County to Middlesex County, as she works tirelessly to protect the innocence of young people threatened with criminal prosecution. Her exceptional skill and work ethic have earned her numerous awards and accolades from highly respected organizations. For instance, she was named among the 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New Jersey, by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. She has also been honored with inclusion in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Criminal Defense list in New Jersey, published by Thompson Reuters. Her copious honors also include designation among the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Alissa has built a stellar reputation on the exceptional representation that she affords her clients, as well as the unwavering support and guidance that she provides to their families. When you are facing a juvenile or criminal matter and your fate is unclear, the solution is simple. Protect your innocence. Preserve your future. Contact Alissa Hascup today.

We defend juveniles and young adults

accused of a broad range of offenses


Criminal and Disciplinary Action on College Campuses

"During the 2013–14 school year, there were 1.3 million reported discipline incidents in the United States for reasons related to alcohol, drugs, violence, or weapons possession that resulted in a student being removed from the education setting for at least an entire school day."

According to the National Center for Education Statistics

We defend students who face criminal charges and disciplinary action at schools across New Jersey, including:

  • Named among Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Included in New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Criminal Defense
  • Named among 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Client’s Choice Award and “Superb” Rating for Criminal Defense
  • Former Assistant County Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General





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Alissa Hascup is a New Jersey Juvenile Defense Lawyer who defends juveniles and young people facing criminal charges in Bergen County (Hackensack), Essex County (Newark), Morris County (Morristown), Passaic County (Paterson), Hudson County (Jersey City), Middlesex County (New Brunswick), Somerset County (Somerville), Camden County (Camden), Warren County (Belvidere), Hunterdon County (Flemington), Monmouth County (Freehold), Ocean County (Toms River), Burlington County (Mount Holly), Sussex County (Newton), Mercer County (Trenton) and throughout New Jersey.

Office Locations

The Military Park Building

60 Park Place, Suite 1101

Newark, NJ 07102


Satellite Offices:

11 Muller Place

Little Falls, NJ 07424

55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960