The Tormey Law Firm

What to Know if You Have Court for a Pre-Indictment Conference in Morristown NJ You have been charged with a criminal offense, appeared in front of a judge for your first appearance, and were given a Pre-Indictment Conference date. Now what? As a criminal defense lawyer who regularly appears in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown on behalf of clients facing criminal charges, I will explain the details of Pre-Indictment proceedings and answer some questions that…
File Motion to Vacate Permanent Restraining Order NJ Do you need to remove an old final restraining order (FRO) from your record in New Jersey? We can help. Here is a case we handled for a client in Sussex County in early 2019 who hired us to do just that and we delivered with great success. A client hired us in early 2019 to file a motion to remove an old final restraining order that…
Final Restraining Order (FRO) Dismissed on Appeal Do you need to appeal a final restraining order (FRO) that was issued against you? We can help you with that. Here is an appeal that we won in early 2019 for a client who had a final restraining order (FRO) issued against him in late 2016 based on harassment as the predicate act of domestic violence. We felt that the evidence did not support a finding of harassment and that there…
Have you been arrested and charged with DWI in Florham Park? Do you need a lawyer to fight these charges for you in court? We can help. Our Morris County DWI defense lawyers recently represented a client facing a first offense DWI ticket arising out of Florham Park, NJ. He also received summonses for careless driving, speeding, and unsafe lane change. His purported blood alcohol content (BAC) was .09%, just over the legal limit in…
Every crime in New Jersey is grouped into a classification based on the seriousness of the charge. As the crimes get more serious or violent, the penalties and consequences change. Essentially, the punishments get worse as the charges get more serious. “Disorderly persons offenses” are one category of criminal charges under NJ law. They are actually one of the most common charges that lead to arrests for New Jersey citizens and people visiting from other…
Arrested for Creating False Public Alarm in Morristown? If you or a loved one has been charged with creating a false public alarm in New Jersey under N.J.S. 2C:33-3, we can help. Here is a case we handled in 2018 for a client facing those charges where we were able to keep this felony charge off of his record. Our client was a young professional who lives in Washington D.C. and is going to school…
Rockaway Shoplifting Charges Result in No Jail Time on a Third Offense Have you been arrested for shoplifting in Morris County? We can help. Here is a case we successfully handled in 2018 for a client who was facing a third offense shoplifting conviction which requires a mandatory 90 days in the county jail if convicted. Our client was a 61-year old married father who hadn’t had an arrest or conviction since 1990 (28 years ago).…
Juvenile Arrested for Marijuana in Morris County? Many of the same laws apply in full force to juveniles just as they do to adults in New Jersey. However, juveniles are often treated differently with more minor offenses, and some drug crimes will fall under this more lenient treatment. One of the most common drug crimes involving minors in New Jersey relates to simple marijuana possession, also known as possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.…
Not every juvenile case in New Jersey will go to a formal hearing before a Juvenile Judge. Some cases will be referred to “Juvenile Referees.” These individuals act as a go-between for the minor facing the charges and the judge. Juvenile referees hold hearings, but the proceedings are much less formal. The juvenile referee is trained and certified to fulfill their role. They will often decide cases using much less stringent evidence requirements. They may…
Arrested for Criminal Mischief in Morris County? Have you been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in Morris County? Do you need a lawyer to fight these charges in court? We can help. Here is a case we recently handled for a client with great success in Florham Park. Our client was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the 4th degree (for alleged damage to property over $500 but less than $2,000). He was…