The Paterson Criminal Law Blog

The Paterson
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Alissa D. Hascup, Esq.

Tag Archives: Paterson NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paterson NJ Police Investigate Fatal Shooting of Local Man

Posted in Homicide
Paterson, New Jersey detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a Paterson man outside a local residence. The victim, a 20-year-old Paterson NJ resident, was reportedly shot several times sometime before his body was discovered around 8:00 a.m. in the backyard of a home on the 400 block of East 18th Street in Paterson, New… Continue Reading

Paterson Man Dies After Arriving at Hospital in Newark, NJ

Posted in Homicide
Detectives are investigating a homicide after a Paterson New Jersey man arrived at a Newark hospital and later died as a result of gunshot wounds. The victim was a 27-year-old resident of Paterson in Passaic County, NJ. Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose indicated that the victim was “dropped off” at Newark Beth Israel Medical… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Law Enforcement Looks for Homicide Suspect

Posted in Homicide
Paterson New Jersey police law enforcement is trying to find the person who allegedly murdered someone on a city street. The fatal shooting incident happened around 4:00 p.m. in the area of Essex Street and Madison Street in Paterson, NJ. Emergency medical responders transported the shooting victim to nearby St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Teenager Accused of Shooting, Killing Man on City Street

Posted in Homicide
Paterson NJ police recently arrested a local teen who allegedly murdered a man and injured another in a shooting incident. The suspect, a 19-year-old Paterson resident, allegedly used a firearm to shoot at two men walking in the area of Montgomery Street and Straight Street in Paterson, New Jersey. One of the victims was a… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Man Faces Armed Robbery Charges in Federal Court

Posted in Theft Offenses
A Paterson man was recently arraigned in federal court on armed robbery charges after law enforcement arrested him in connection with a theft incident. The suspect, a 34-year-old f Paterson NJ resident, allegedly wore a Passaic County sheriff’s officer uniform in order to scope out an apartment on 20th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Man Gets Prison Time for Sexually Assaulting Minor

Posted in Sex Crimes
A Paterson New Jersey man is headed to prison for a very long time after being convicted on sexual assault charges. The suspect is a 29-year-old resident of Paterson, NJ. He was accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 in Plainfield, New Jersey over a two-year period. The victim notified the… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Man Shot, Police Search for Suspect

Posted in Assault Offenses
Police are trying to identify the person responsible for a shooting at a private party in Paterson, NJ. The shooting happened around 12:25 a.m. at a house located near 12th Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, New Jersey. The Paterson Police Department got a 911 call about gunshots fired and sent police officers to… Continue Reading

Crime Drops in Paterson, New Jersey

Posted in Assault Offenses
Reports of violent crimes in Paterson NJ are approaching historic lows. The data comes from the most recent Paterson Uniform Crime Report. In 2016, there were 5,060 crimes reported in Paterson, New Jersey. That was a significant improvement over the previous year. Beyond that, the total number of reported crimes in Paterson in 2016 was… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Suspects Charged with Murder for Two Unrelated Homicides

Posted in Homicide
Paterson New Jersey authorities recently filed murder charges against three suspects who are believed to have been responsible for two unrelated shootings. The first homicide occurred in July 2015. Two men sustained gunshot wounds as they walked along Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, NJ. One victim, a 24-year-old resident of Paterson NJ, later died due… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Police Arrest Suspect in Triple Shooting

Posted in Assault Offenses
Paterson NJ cops recently apprehended a local man accused of committing a triple shooting this summer. The violent incident occurred on August 4, 2016 near the intersection of East 42nd Street and Market Street in Paterson, NJ. According to law enforcement, the suspect fired multiple gunshots into a group of people gathered on the street.… Continue Reading

Authorities Extradite Paterson NJ Murder Suspect from South Carolina

Posted in Homicide
A murder suspect apprehended in South Carolina two weeks ago has now been extradited to Paterson, New Jersey, where he will be subject to first degree murder charges. The suspect allegedly shot and killed a Paterson NJ man on August 30, 2016. According to authorities, the suspect committed the murder in the area of 12th… Continue Reading

Police Look for Clues in Fatal Shooting of Man on Street in Paterson, New Jersey

Posted in Homicide, Weapons Offenses
Paterson New Jersey detectives are investigating a fatal shooting incident on a city street. The homicide occurred just after 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of East 19th Street and 17th Avenue in Paterson, NJ. The Paterson Police Department got several reports of gunshots in the area and immediately sent patrol officers to the scene. When… Continue Reading

Police Nab Second Suspect in Shooting of Seven-Year-Old Boy in Paterson, New Jersey

Posted in Assault Offenses, Weapons Offenses
New York law enforcement recently arrested a second suspect in the shooting a young boy in Paterson, NJ. The violent incident went down on February 29, 2016 outside a home located on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, New Jersey. The suspects allegedly used handguns to fire gunshots during a possible gang-related shooting, with at least… Continue Reading

Paterson NJ Police Search for Suspects in Late-Night Shootings

Posted in Assault Offenses
Paterson New Jersey police are looking into two recent shootings that left at least one person with critical injuries. The first shooting went down around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Spring Street and Weiss Street in Paterson, NJ. The Paterson Police Department sent officers to the scene after getting several reports of gunshots fired… Continue Reading

Passaic County Drug Raids Net Several Suspects, Large Quantity of Marijuana

Posted in Drug Crimes
Passaic County police and other law enforcement agencies in North Jersey recently arrested several people on marijuana distribution charges after carrying out drug raids. According to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, police investigated the suspects for more than four months before eventually securing search warrants and arrest warrants. The drug distribution organization reportedly operated out… Continue Reading

Hackensack NJ Man Accused of Carjacking in Paterson, New Jersey

Posted in Theft Offenses, Weapons Offenses
Paterson New Jersey police recently apprehended a Hackensack NJ man accused of committing a carjacking. The theft went down around 10:00 p.m. According to authorities, the suspect walked toward the driver of a 1998 Toyota Camry in the area of the intersection of Broadway and Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey. The suspect allegedly pointed… Continue Reading

Three People Shot on Paterson NJ Street, Police Looking for Suspect

Posted in Assault Offenses, Weapons Offenses
Paterson New Jersey law enforcement is looking for a suspect in an early morning shooting that resulted in three men suffering serious injuries. According to authorities, the violent incident occurred after 5:00 a.m. The incident began with a verbal altercation among a group of people standing on East 42nd Street in Paterson, NJ. At some… Continue Reading

Passaic County NJ Authorities Bust Alleged Cocaine Distribution Ring

Posted in Drug Crimes
Passaic County authorities arrested four individuals who were allegedly part of a major cocaine distribution ring. The suspects have been accused of selling cocaine throughout Passaic County NJ, including Belleville, Clifton, and Passaic. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office started to investigate the suspects after getting a report of illegal drug sales. Detectives with the Passaic… Continue Reading

Victims of Assaults in Clifton NJ Sustain Serious Physical Injuries

Posted in Assault Offenses, Theft Offenses
Clifton New Jersey police are on the lookout for suspects accused of committing violent assaults in separate incidents over a single weekend. Both assaults reportedly resulted in serious personal injuries for the victims. The first assault was reportedly committed around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday. Several Hispanic males allegedly walked up to the victim, a 38-year-old… Continue Reading