Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

Morristown New Jersey
Criminal Law Post

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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Mount Olive Police Officer Guilty of Obstruction, Barred from Job with Law Enforcement

Posted in Other Crimes

Mount Olive Obstruction ChargesA former Mount Olive police officer will not be able to return to his job as a cop after a Morris County Superior Court judge said that his guilty plea in a criminal case would stand.

In 2014, the suspect admitted to illegally using a police database and pleaded guilty to obstructing the administration of law enforcement.

According to Morris County officials, the suspect’s illegal search was intended to help a neighbor who wanted information about another person’s arrest record. When the neighbor found out that a worker at a local landscaping business had an arrest warrant for sexual assault charges, he reportedly tipped off the worker. The sex crime suspect subsequently fled the state and went to California.

Detectives were able to trace the leak back to the suspect, who served as a Mount Olive NJ cop. Police then placed the suspect under arrest and charged him with the very serious criminal offense of official misconduct.

The suspect eventually reached a plea agreement with Morris County prosecutors and agreed to plead guilty to obstructing the administration of law enforcement.

The suspect ended up regretting his decision because it meant that he could no longer work as a law enforcement officer. So he asked a Morris County Superior Court judge to throw out the guilty plea. However, the judge ruled that the suspect’s plea would stand and that he would continue to be prohibited from working as a police officer.

For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Ex-Cop Accused of Obstruction Can’t Withdraw His Guilty Plea, Judge Rules.”

Sussex Woman Charged with Heroin Possession in Rockaway Township, Avoids Jail

Posted in Drug Charges

Morris County NJ Drug Crime LawyersA Sussex New Jersey woman who reportedly got advance notice about court-ordered surprise drug tests will be allowed to stay in the Morris County Drug Court Program.

The suspect is a 23-year-old woman from Sussex Borough, New Jersey. She was arrested by Rockaway Township police and charged with heroin possession in 2015.

The suspect faced severe penalties if convicted at trial, but she avoided trial when she got admitted into the Morris County Drug Court Program. Drug Court provides non-violent drug crime offenders with an alternative sentencing option. As long as the defendant can stay out of trouble, pass random drug tests, and meet other program requirements, they will stay on probation as opposed to being sentenced to jail time.

The suspect was initially admitted into the Morris County Drug Court Program, but she was later transferred to the Sussex County Drug Court Program because she lives in Sussex County, NJ.

The suspect got into trouble when she allegedly started a sexual relationship with a Sussex County Sheriff’s Officer in exchange for notice about random drug tests.

Now the sheriff’s officer could be headed to prison, while the suspect will be allowed to remain in the Drug Court Program and continue to receive treatment for her drug addiction problems.

For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Woman Who Got Drug Test Tip-Offs from Officer Kept in Drug Court.”

East Orange Man Convicted of Robbing Babies ‘R’ Us in East Hanover, NJ

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

East Hanover Robbery AttorneysA former employee at a Babies ‘R’ Us located in East Hanover NJ is likely to be sentenced to significant prison time after he was recently convicted of robbing two store workers.

The suspect is a 24-year-old East Orange man. He allegedly used a handgun to hold up the two victims inside the Route 10 store on July 19, 2014. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect waited until the store was closed and then forced the victims at gunpoint to take $5,500 from a store safe.

The East Hanover Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office investigated the theft and eventually arrested the suspect.

The suspect faced numerous criminal charges, including armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

A Morris County Superior Court jury later convicted the suspect on most of the charges, with the one exception being the kidnapping charge.

The suspect will make another appearance in Morris County Superior Court at a later date so that he can be sentenced.

For further information about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article, “Jury Convicts Man of Robbing Babies ‘R’ Us in East Hanover.”

Dover NJ Man Allegedly Burglarized House in Rochelle Park

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Rochelle Park Burglary LawyersRochelle Park law enforcement recently captured a Dover NJ man who allegedly burglarized a home. Police officers arrested the suspect after getting a tip about a suspicious person in the neighborhood.

According to authorities, the suspect was seen peering into a home located on Lexington Avenue in Rochelle Park, NJ. The person who saw the suspect dialed 911 and notified local law enforcement.

Rochelle Park police officers soon arrived in the area and located the suspect in a nearby home. When the cops found the suspect, he allegedly had burglary tools such as a flashlight, rubber gloves, and a construction mask. The suspect was also allegedly in possession of antiques that were stolen from the house.

The suspect, a 62-year-old Dover NJ resident, has been charged with multiple crimes, including burglary, theft of movable property, possession of burglary tools, and criminal trespass.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Police Reportedly Catch Burglary Suspect After Receiving Tip from Resident.”

Harding Township Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison on Tax Fraud Charges

Posted in Fraud Offenses

Harding New Jersey Fraud AttorneysA man from Harding Township NJ is headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges.

The suspect, a 56-year-old resident of Harding Township, owned and operated De’Omilia Plastic Surgery. The medical practice was located in Morris County, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, he set up shell companies and used the other fake businesses to avoid paying taxes on real business income. The suspect allegedly hid the funds in bank accounts that had been opened by various associates.

The suspect reportedly used business income to cover personal expenses, including expensive jewelry, houses, and artwork.

The total amount of fraud committed by the suspect was around $5.8 million. Between 2006 and 2010, the suspect allegedly defrauded the government out of nearly $3 million in taxes.

The suspect was eventually placed under arrest and charged with numerous federal crimes. He managed to avoid a trial by reaching a plea agreement with the US Attorney’s Office.

Now the suspect has been sentenced to a term of incarceration of three years in a federal penitentiary.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Plastic Surgeon Sentenced for Failing to Pay Millions in Taxes.”

Long Valley NJ Man Charged with Obstruction, Allegedly Made False 911 Calls

Posted in Other Crimes

Washington Township NJ Criminal AttorneysPolice recently arrested a Long Valley man who allegedly made prank 911 calls to Washington Township law enforcement and falsely reporting a disturbance.

According to law enforcement officials, the suspect dialed 911 on Sunday and said that police were needed at a home located on East Mill Road in Washington Township, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly said that there was a disturbance at the house.

When Washington Township cops got to the neighborhood, they could not find the residence. The suspect then told police about disturbances at a residence on Schooleys Mountain Road and at two other locations in Washington Township, NJ. It turns out that all of the calls were jokes.

Detectives investigated the situation and found the suspect on Lawrence Trail. He was subsequently placed under arrest.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man who lives in the Long Valley section of Washington Township, has been charged with obstructing administrative law.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Washington Twp. Man Arrested for Allegedly Calling Cops As ‘Joke,’ Report Says.”

Morristown Men Indicted on Sexual Assault Charges

Posted in Sex Crimes

Morristown Sex Crime AttorneysA Morris County NJ grand jury indicted two Morristown men on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

The suspects, a 36-year-old Morristown man and a 50-year-old Morristown man, were accused of raping a nine-year-old girl in 2009.

After detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office concluded their investigation into the suspects, prosecutors brought criminal charges against the suspects. The sexual offense charges against the two suspects including charges for sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The 50-year-old suspect was also charged with aggravated assault and burglary.

Now that the suspects have been indicted, they will await trial in Morris County Superior Court. The men are being held in Morris County Jail until the case is resolved.

A third suspect, a 20-year-old Morristown NJ man, was also charged with sexually assaulting the nine-year-old victim. However, the suspect avoided trial by reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. He was subsequently sentenced to four years in NJ State Prison.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “2 Men Reportedly Indicted on Charged They Sexually Assaulted Young Girl.”

Irvington Woman Accused of Child Abuse in Florham Park, New Jersey

Posted in Child Abuse

Florham Park NJ Child Abuse LawyersFlorham Park law enforcement recently arrested an Irvington NJ woman accused of leaving her grandson alone in a parked vehicle. The woman was charged with child abuse and faces severe penalties.

The suspect, a 56-year-old Irvington resident, went to Florham Park for a dental appointment and took her four-year-old grandchild along with her.

The suspect reportedly left the young child in the car because “he was sleeping and she didn’t want to wake him.”

At some point, the kid got out of the motor vehicle and began to walk around the parking lot. Someone noticed him and contacted Florham Park police.

Police officers soon arrived at the scene and spoke to the suspect. They then placed the suspect under arrest and charged her with fourth degree child abuse.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the criminal charges, he could potentially be sentenced to up to 18 months in NJ State Prison.

Beyond that, the suspect might be subject to an investigation by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), which used to be known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Grandmother Charged After Leaving 4-Year-Old in Car During Dental Visit.”

Police Capture Suspects in Violent Home-Invasion Robbery in Morris Township

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Morris Township NJ Robbery AttorneysA Morristown NJ man and a Howell NJ woman accused of committing a violent armed robbery at a Morris Township house are now in police custody.

The suspects, both of whom are 18 years old, allegedly broke into the residence in Morris Township NJ on February 2, 2017. According to Morris County authorities, the two suspects forced their way into the house and violently assaulted at least one of the residents.

After the suspects allegedly stole around $1,800 in cash, they exited the residence and fled the area.

The assault victim suffered a broken ankle during the attack and had to be taken to Morristown Medical Center so that he could receive medical treatment.

Meanwhile, law enforcement investigated the robbery and eventually located and arrested the suspects in Morris Township, NJ.

The suspects face numerous criminal charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

To learn more about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Man, Woman Charged in Violent Morris Twp. Break-In and $1,800 Robbery.”

Montvale NJ Cop Pleads Guilty to DWI Offense in Pequannock

Posted in Drunk Driving (DWI)

Pequannock New Jersey DWI LawyersA Montvale NJ police officer pleaded guilty to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges in Pequannock, New Jersey.

The suspect is a North Jersey resident who is employed as a cop with the Montvale Police Department. In June 2016, a Pequannock police officer found the suspect slumped behind the wheel of a black BMW. The motor vehicle was parked along Route 23 south in Pequannock, NJ.

Law enforcement administered a breath test to the suspect. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect failed the breath test and registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18 percent. This was well above the legal limit of .08 percent BAC in New Jersey.

The suspect was arrested by Pequannock police and charged with a first offense DWI.

Now the suspect’s DWI charges have been resolved. He recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ and admitted to the drunk driving offense. His driver’s license has been suspended as a result of the guilty plea.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “North Jersey Cop Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving.”