Morris County Simple Assault AttorneysA Newark New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to simple assault charges in connection with a violent incident at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center in Morris Township, NJ.

The suspect, a 32-year-old Newark resident, worked as a corrections officer at a juvenile detention center in Morris County, New Jersey. She was employed at the facility for more than a decade before recently resigning.

According to law enforcement officials, the suspect violently assaulted a female detainee at the detention facility after the two of them got into a verbal altercation. The suspect allegedly punched and kicked the victim in her head.

The victim was in handcuffs and lying on the ground when the suspect allegedly assaulted her.

The assault by the suspect led to the victim suffering bruises and a swollen lip.

Police conducted an investigation into the suspect and ultimately decided to arrest her for use of excessive force.

The suspect eventually reached a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and avoided trial in the case. Now she is expected to be sentenced to one year of probation on the simple assault charges.

Additionally, the suspect also agreed to resign from her position with the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center.

For additional information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Morris County Juvenile Detention Officer Admits Assault on Youth.”

Morris County NJ DYFS LawyersJefferson New Jersey police arrested a Lake Hopatcong man accused of child neglect for allegedly dropped his baby on the floor of his residence.

The suspect is a 25-year-old man from Lake Hopatcong, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect dropped his infant child on the ground at his house in Jefferson Township, NJ. The scary incident happened on February 16, 2017.

The victim was later rushed to the Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. Doctors in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit treated the victim for bleeding in the brain.

The suspect spoke with police and initially said that he did not know how the baby suffered the injuries. However, Jefferson Township detectives later saw a social media post on Facebook and learned that the suspect allegedly dropped his child.

The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including child endangerment and aggravated assault.

It is also likely that the suspect will be subject to an investigation by DCP&P.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Allegedly Admits on Facebook to Dropping Baby.”

Morris County Prescription Drug AttorneysMorris County NJ law enforcement is cracking down on drug crimes and looking to arrest people who are allegedly distributing illegal narcotics.

Additionally, Morris County authorities are also trying to get drug users and addicts to beat their drug addictions. As part of this ambitious effort, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced plans to hold symposiums about how to fight heroin addiction and prescription opioid addiction.

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic resulting in a high number of overdoses, some fatal, throughout New Jersey and the rest of the U.S. Moreover, many people addicted to prescription drugs end up turning to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to acquire.

Statistics indicate that more than 33,000 people in the United States died from fatal prescription drug overdoses in 2015. In Morris County NJ, 64 people died due to prescription painkiller overdoses in 2016.

So far in 2017, the numbers have been even worse: at least 23 people in Morris County have already overdosed on prescription drugs.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hopes that the upcoming drug symposiums will “stem the tide of addiction and related deaths.” The symposiums are scheduled for April and May and will be held at high schools in Dover, Kinnelon, Montville, and Roxbury.

For additional information, see the NJ.com article, “Morris Prosecutor to Hold Local Symposiums on Opiate Addiction Crisis.”

Parsippany NJ Invasion of Privacy LawyersAn elementary school teacher in Parsippany NJ was arrested after police allegedly discovered a secret recording device in a school bathroom.

The suspect is a 40-year-old man who lives in the the Gillette area of Long Hill, New Jersey. He also works as a physical education teacher at Littleton High School in Parsippany, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect placed a recording device in a faculty bathroom at the Parsippany NJ school.

Someone notified the Parsippany Police Department about the possible recording device, prompting an official police investigation. A Parsippany NJ detective allegedly found the recording device hidden near the toilets in the school’s faculty bathroom.

The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with invasion of privacy. It is possible that there could be more criminal charges filed against the suspect. Authorities have not stated whether the suspect might have recorded minors in the bathroom or anywhere else in the elementary school.

The suspect is currently on suspension from his teaching job at the Parsippany school. According to officials, he has worked at the elementary school since 2000.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Elementary School Teacher Put Recording Device in Faculty Bathroom, Cops Say.”

Morris County Restraining Order AttorneysThe Morris County restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently helped a client vacate a Final Restraining Order (FRO) that had been issued against his son in Morristown, New Jersey.

The NJ Superior Court, Family Part, in Morristown previously imposed the restraining order after an FRO hearing. However, the facts of the case were not simple. Our client’s son was addicted to drugs, with his drug addiction leading to violence against the family and theft of property. The situation eventually escalated, resulting in the police getting involved. This is what prompted the court to issue the restraining order.

After the passage of some time, during which the defendant completed treatment and evaluation at an inpatient drug treatment facility, the family made the decision to reconcile with their son. The problem was that the family did not have the legal authority to dismiss the restraining order; only a judge of the Superior Court, Family Part can ultimately dismiss an FRO in New Jersey. This means that the plaintiff in a restraining order case cannot permit the defendant to violate a restraining order. Moreover, the consequences of violating a restraining order in New Jersey are severe. Violation of a restraining order is a crime that can result in significant prison time.

Tormey Law Firm Contests Restraining Orders in Morris County, NJ

The client contacted the Tormey Law Firm because he needed help getting the restraining order dismissed. Our experienced domestic violence lawyers explained the nuances of restraining order laws in NJ and went over every aspect of the case. The goal was to navigate the legal system and allow the client to see his son again without putting the son in jeopardy of being arrested and jailed.

As set forth by the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), violation of a restraining order is a criminal offense in New Jersey. N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9(b) stipulates that a person commits criminal contempt, a crime of the fourth degree, when they purposely or knowingly violate any provision in a restraining order and if their conduct is also a separate crime or disorderly persons offense. In all other instances of knowingly violating a restraining order, the violation is classified as a disorderly persons offense. This means that violations that do not constitute independent criminal acts, such as merely placing a phone call or sending a text message, the defendant will likely be charged with a disorderly persons offense for violating their restraining order.

Removing a Restraining Order in NJ

The only way to vacate an FRO in New Jersey is through a court order that dismisses the restraining order. This is true regardless of how badly a plaintiff may want to get rid of the FRO.

The process for vacating a restraining order is complicated. The plaintiff must appear in court and talk to domestic violence counselors about the case. The counselors typically explain the cycle of domestic violence and make sure that the plaintiff truly wants to dismiss the restraining order. Moreover, the judge will question the plaintiff and ensure that the plaintiff understands their legal rights. The purpose of this questioning is to make sure that the plaintiff has not been threatened or forced to drop the FRO.

When the judge rules to vacate the restraining order, the case finally reaches its conclusion.

Contact Tormey Law Firm About Restraining Orders in Morris County

The restraining order attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are prepared to help clients in restraining order cases in Morris County and elsewhere in New Jersey. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant in a domestic violence case, Travis Tormey and his team of restraining order lawyers can assist you when it comes to filing for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), preparing for a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing, negotiating civil restraints, filing a motion to vacate an FRO, or appealing an FRO to the Appellate Division in Trenton.

Morris County Prescription Drug AttorneysMorris County authorities plan to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29.

The event provides individuals with a chance to turn over their expired medications and other prescription drugs to local law enforcement officials.

A number of law enforcement agencies have joined forces to coordinate the event in Morris County NJ, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris Plains Police Department, the Randolph Police Department, and the Morris Township Police Department.

Officers with the local police departments will have be present at three drop-off spots on April 29, 2017. The prescription drug drop-off locations are the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Morris Plains, the Acme supermarket in Randolph, and the Morris Township Municipal Parking Lot in Morris Township.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., anyone in possession of an expired medication or any other controlled dangerous substance (CDS) can turn over the drugs to police without worrying about being arrested and charged with a drug offense.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is part of a national effort to combat prescription drug abuse. Across the United States, local police departments give people an opportunity to turn in their expired prescription medications. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collected nearly 900,000 pounds of medications during the event, with more than 700 pounds being collected in Morris County, New Jersey.

To learn more, check out the NJ.com article, “Morris County to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day on April 29.”

Pequannock Eluding Police ChargesPequannock law enforcement is attempting to find a man accused of eluding police and failing to stop after committing a traffic violation.

The suspect was allegedly operating a red Kawasaki bike and traveling northbound on Route 23 North in Pequannock NJ just before 5:00 p.m. A Pequannock patrol cop spotted the suspect committing a traffic offense and tried to pull over the suspect’s bike. According to law enforcement, the suspect refused to stop the motorcycle and instead continued driving on the highway.

The Pequannock officer followed the suspect to Route 287 but eventually lost him. The suspect was last seen driving north on Route 287.

Detectives with the Pequannock Police Department are currently investigating the incident and attempting to determine the suspect’s identity.

If police can eventually identify and capture the suspect, he would probably be charged with eluding law enforcement.

Pequannock detectives have asked for the public’s help with the investigation. Anyone with information about the motorcyclist should call authorities at 973-835-1700.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Search for Motorcyclist Who Fled Traffic Stop in Pequannock.”

Rockaway NJ Sexual Assault AttorneysPolice arrested a Rockaway Township police officer who allegedly sexually assaulted two teen girls.

According to authorities, one of the victims is 15 years old and the other victim is 16 years old.

The suspect is a 40-year-old man who lives in Rockaway NJ and works as a police officer with the Rockaway Township Police Department.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Rockaway Township Police Department started a joint investigation into the suspect after at least one of the victims came forward with the allegations against the suspect. Investigators determined that the suspect gave the victims alcohol and drugs and “engaged in acts of sexual penetration.”

The suspect has been charged with numerous sex crimes, including sexual assault and child endangerment.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He remained at the correctional facility in advance of a bail hearing.

For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Rockaway Cop Charged with Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenage Girls.”

Denville NJ Traffic AttorneysDenville NJ police issued traffic citations after a recent auto accident on Route 46 led to serious injuries to one adult and three juveniles.

The car accident happened near the intersection of Route 46 and Crestview Road in Denville, NJ. According to authorities, a 29-year-old Wharton woman was headed westbound on the highway a short time before 8:00 p.m. when she suddenly swerved across the double yellow lines in the center of the roadway and entered the other side of the highway.

A 17-year-old Lincoln Park NJ resident was unable to avoid colliding with the other motor vehicle.

The two-car collision resulted in serious injuries to both drivers. Additionally, two teenage passengers in the second car were injured. All four car crash victims were taken to local hospitals and treated for their injuries.

Denville Police Department detectives investigated the auto accident and issued multiple traffic tickets to the Wharton NJ woman for reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.

Denville NJ police also issued a traffic ticket to the teenage motorist because he allegedly exceeded the passenger limit for a driver with a provisional license.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Woman, 3 Teens Injured in Serious 2-Car Crash in Denville.”

Roxbury NJ Sex Crime AttorneysA man who previously worked as an assistant principal at Roxbury High School in Roxbury New Jersey has been indicted on charges of criminal sexual contact.

The suspect, a 57-year-old resident of Rockaway Township, NJ, was an assistant principal at the Roxbury NJ high school until resigning from the job. His resignation came after he was placed under arrest in April 2015 and charged with multiple sex crimes.

Morris County detectives investigated the suspect and eventually determined that enough evidence existed to charge him in connection with sexual abuse of a minor.

The suspect was charged with a number of sexual offenses, including multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, and child endangerment. The suspect was not charged with sexual assault because the victim was reportedly over the age of 13.

Now a Morris County grand jury has indicted the suspect on the very serious criminal charges, which means that he could stand trial in Morris County Superior Court.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Former Assistant Principal Indicted Again on Sexual Misconduct Charges.”