After interning with the New York County Defender Services and the Hofstra University Criminal Justice Clinic (where she received the highest honors), Ms. Hascup formally began her legal career in 2004 at a prestigious criminal defense firm in Monmouth County, New Jersey. There, she was exposed to a wide range of cases, including Homicide, Weapons offenses, Sexual offenses, and DWIs. She assisted in the representation of individuals charged with criminal offenses at the Federal and State levels, as well as the representation of public officials and law enforcement officers charged with criminal and administrative offenses.
In 2007, she joined a prominent criminal defense firm in Essex County, New Jersey. During her time there, she continued to successfully defend individuals throughout the State of New Jersey, including those charged criminally at the federal level.
Ultimately, in 2009, Ms. Hascup joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit. She effectively represented the State of New Jersey at trial on a number of domestic violence restraining order violation (“Contempt”) cases and related Assault and Harassment cases.
At the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup skillfully argued a host of motions, handled hundreds of plea agreements, and appeared regularly before the courts for the sentencing of defendants. Her successes were often published in the Star Ledger
and the Daily Record
. She received global recognition in 2012 for her prosecution of a California man charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS – 364 Pounds of Marijuana. Also in 2012, she was sworn in as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purposes of prosecuting a multi-county Eluding and Burglary case involving known members of the Bloods gang. From 2013-2014, she served as the Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of Montville (Morris County), where she handled the prosecution of all municipal matters, ranging from Harassment and Criminal Trespass to DWI and traffic violations.