Parsippany NJ Gun Crime LawyersA coin vendor involved in a shooting incident at a Parsippany coin show is probably headed to NJ State Prison after he pleaded guilty to gun crime charges.

The suspect is a 59-year-old man from Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect accidentally discharged his handgun at a coin show in Parsippany, New Jersey.

The violent incident happened in May 2016. The suspect was attending the Parsippany NJ coin show as a vendor and allegedly had a loaded .380-caliber firearm when he entered the building.

When the suspect’s weapon discharged while being kept in his pocket, a bullet ricocheted off the ground and struck the victim.

The victim was a 67-year-old Toms River man who was also attending the show as a vendor. He sustained minor injuries in the shooting.

The suspect was arrested and charged with several weapons offenses.

If the suspect had fought the criminal charges at trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, he would have faced 10 years in state prison. However, the suspect avoided trial by reaching a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

The suspect recently appeared in Morris County Superior Court and pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon charges.

When the suspect makes another court appearance later this summer, it is expected that he will be sentenced to a term of incarceration of three years.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Vendor Who Accidentally Shot Man at Coin Show Now Faces 3 Years in Prison.”

Dover Cocaine Distribution AttorneysA Dover New Jersey man has been sentenced to almost a decade in NJ State Prison for selling cocaine in Morris County, NJ.

The suspect is a 41-year-old resident of Dover, NJ. He was placed under arrest in July 2016 following an investigation by Dover detectives.

According to Morris County authorities, the suspect distributed narcotics in the Dover NJ area. A raid of the suspect’s Dover home by Dover NJ detectives reportedly led to the discovery of a large amount of cocaine, in addition to drug paraphernalia.

The suspect was subsequently charged with first degree distribution of cocaine. If the case had gone to trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, the suspect could have faced 20 years in NJ State Prison. Instead, the suspect reached a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to the cocaine distribution charges.

The suspect has now been sentenced to a term of incarceration of nine years. He will become eligible for release on parole after serving 50 months behind bars.

For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Dover Man Gets 9 Years for Selling Cocaine.”

Child Endangerment Charges in Morristown, NJ

Morris County Criminal Defense Attorneys Fight Child Abuse Charges

Morristown NJ Child Endangerment LawyersThe experienced Morristown criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm recently defended a client against child endangerment charges in Morristown, New Jersey. Our client faced criminal charges for endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stemmed from an alleged incident at a local store. According to prosecutors in the case, our client left his child in the car while it was parked outside. Police officers were called to the scene and arrested the dad. Needless to say, our client was shocked that he was being placed under arrest and criminally charged just for leaving his kid in the car for a few moments while he ran inside to get soup for his sick child.

Our client was charged with child endangerment and child abandonment. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2), child endangerment is a second degree felony. This meant that our client could have been sentenced to 5-10 years in NJ State Prison if convicted. Fortunately, the client made a very sound decision and hired the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm to represent him in the case. Our attorneys met with the client and then immediately got to work negotiating with the prosecutor. Before our client event had to set foot in a courtroom, we achieved the best possible outcome: dismissal of the criminal charges.

Severe Penalties for Child Endangerment and Child Abandonment in Morris County, NJ

N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2) stipulates that any person with a legal duty to care for a child or any person who has assumed responsibility for the care of a child is guilty of a crime of the second degree when they cause the child harm that would make the child an abused or neglected child as defined in Title 9. Any other person who engages in conduct or who causes harm as described in the statute is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

N.J.S.A. 9:6-1 sets forth the penalties for child abandonment in New Jersey. The statute stipulates that abandonment of a child consists of any of the following acts by anyone with custody or control of the child: (a) willfully forsaking a child; (b) failing to care for and keep the control and custody of a child so that the child shall be exposed to physical or moral risk without proper and sufficient protection; (c) failing to care for and keep the control and custody of a child so that the child shall be liable to be supported and maintained at the expense of the public, or by child caring societies or private persons not legally chargeable with its or their care, custody, and control.

The criminal statutes clearly set a very high bar for child endangerment and child abandonment in NJ. That’s why the positive outcome to our client’s case was so important for the client. We utilized the available evidence and underlying facts to negotiate with the prosecution and reach a mutual agreement that resulted in the criminal charges being dismissed.

If you are charged with a crime in Morris County, New Jersey, whether it’s for a weapons offense, a drug crime, domestic violence, or child endangerment, the experienced NJ criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm can help you. Contact us at our Morristown office today for immediate assistance.

Pequannock Burglary Law FirmPequannock NJ police recently issued a warning to residents about a string of car burglaries that were reported over the weekend.

According to law enforcement, at least one individual unlawfully gained access to unlocked motor vehicle parked on Brookside Avenue in Pequannock, New Jersey.

The Pequannock Police Department issued a news release about the recent car burglaries. The news release implores local residents to lock their cars after parking them on the street or in driveways. Pequannock NJ police also asked residents to report any “suspicious activity” that they observe.

Detectives with the Pequannock Police Department are currently investigating the burglary spree and looking for suspects. Law enforcement officials have not yet identified any suspects in the case or made any arrests.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Cops Warn Pequannock Residents to Lock Their Cars After Series of Burglaries.”

Morristown NJ Robbery LawyersPolice officers recently arrested a man who allegedly robbed a bank in Morristown, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 30-year-old male who lives in New Jersey. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect entered the TD Bank located on South Street in Morristown NJ around 10:00 a.m., approached a bank teller, and demanded that the teller hand over money.

The suspect reportedly threatened to use a handgun unless the bank employee gave him the cash.

After the suspect allegedly got an undisclosed amount of money, reportedly exited the bank building and fled the area on foot.

The Morristown Police Department sent police officers to the scene after receiving a 911 call about the bank robbery. Morristown cops canvassed the area and quickly located the suspect.

The suspect faces multiple criminal charges, including charges for robbery, theft of movable property, and resisting arrest. Depending on the finding of investigators, the suspect might also be charged with criminal weapons offenses.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ.

For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Morristown Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested.”

Jefferson NJ Child Abuse LawyersMorris County prosecutors have presented a plea deal to a man who allegedly injured an infant at a home in Jefferson Township, NJ.

The suspect is a 25-year-old male who previously lived in Jefferson, New Jersey. He has been accused of dropping a five-month-old child on the floor at a residence in Jefferson Township. Authorities learned about the alleged child abuse from a Facebook post by the suspect.

Following an investigation, law enforcement arrested the suspect and charged him with aggravated assault and child endangerment.

The suspect is currently being held at the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was initially free on house arrest, but police arrested him against after he allegedly removed a GPS ankle bracelet.

If the suspect ultimately rejects the plea deal from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and is convicted at trial in Morris County Superior Court, he could be subject to significant penalties.

The suspect could also face a child abuse investigation by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly known as the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).

For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Prosecutors Offer Plea Deal to Man Who Allegedly Dropped Infant.”

Chatham NJ Traffic AttorneysA Madison NJ man will stay out of jail after being sentenced to Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a man in Chatham Township, New Jersey.

The suspect is a 63-year-old man from Madison, New Jersey. He was involved in an auto accident on Shunpike Road in Chatham Township NJ around 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2017. The suspect hit a 76-year-old man who happened to be walking across the roadway.

After the crash, the suspect reportedly kept driving and fled the scene of the accident. Roughly 30 minutes later, he dialed 911 to notify the police.

The victim, who was from Glen Cove, New York, died at the scene of the accident.

The suspect eventually reached a deal with Morris County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to traffic charges for leaving the scene of an accident. The suspect was subsequently sentenced to probation, fined $2,500, and had his license suspended for 12 months. If the suspect had faced more serious criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter, he would have been subject to prison time.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “No Jail for Driver Who Left Scene of Fatal Crash, Report Says.”

Dover NJ Criminal Law FirmDover NJ police detectives are currently investigating a stabbing incident.

The violent incident was committed a few minutes before midnight in the area of 116 East Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ. According to authorities, the victim, a 36-year-old man who lives in Dover NJ, was walking on East Blackwell Street when an unidentified man approached with a knife in hand. The suspect allegedly used the weapon to stab the victim and then fled the scene on foot.

Someone called 911 to alert Dover NJ police, which dispatched cops and emergency medical responders to the scene. Paramedics then transported the victim via ambulance to Morristown Medical Center so that doctors could treat him for his injuries.

The Dover Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the stabbing incident.

If law enforcement can determine the identity of the suspect, he would probably face charges for aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Cops Investigating Stabbing on East Blackwell Street in Dover.”

Hanover Township Robbery SuspectHanover Township NJ police are searching for the person who robbed a local bank.

The suspect reportedly committed the theft offense just after 3:30 p.m. at the Chase Bank located along Route 10 in Hanover, New Jersey. The suspect entered the bank branch, walked up to a bank teller, and demanded that the worker hand over money.

According to law enforcement officials, the suspect brandished a handgun during the bank robbery.

After getting cash from the bank employee, the suspect exited the building and fled the scene.

The Hanover Township Police Department dispatched officers to the scene, but the suspect was already gone when they arrived.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are actively investigating the robbery, including the Hanover Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

If police can determine the suspect’s identity, he would likely be subject to criminal charges for armed robbery and weapons offenses.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Cops Seeking ID on Man Who Robbed Hanover Bank.”

Hanover NJ Rifle Possession LawyersAn elderly man from Hanover NJ has been sentenced to probation for allegedly carrying a loaded rifle into a senior housing facility.

The suspect, an 84-year-old resident of the Hanover senior complex, reportedly walked into the building while in possession of a .22-caliber rifle. According to law enforcement officials, the rifle was placed over the suspect’s walker.

Other people who reside at the senior center were alarmed and dialed 911 to notify the Hanover Township Police Department. When Hanover cops got to the scene, they arrested the suspect and seized his gun.

Police later determined that the rifle had been loaded with ammunition.

Morris County prosecutors charged the suspect with several weapons offenses. If he had fought the charges at trial, he could have face significant prison time.

However, the suspect avoid prison by reaching a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Instead of being sentenced to a term of incarceration, the suspect was sentenced to three years of probation.

The suspect reportedly has a prior criminal conviction for endangering the welfare of a child in Essex County, New Jersey. The terms of the suspect’s previous plea deal on the sex crime charges required him to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man, 84, Who Slung a Loaded Rifle Over His Walker Gets Probation.”