Boonton NJ DWI Defense AttorneysThe Morris County DWI defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC help clients beat drunk driving charges throughout Morris County. Our experienced lawyers have defended clients against DWI charges in Morristown, Parsippany, Roxbury, Denville, Mount Olive, and Dover.

Our firm’s DWI defense credentials include an attorney who has been certified on the Alcotest 7110 breath testing device, another attorney who is a certified field sobriety test instructor, and another attorney who is a former Morris County prosecutor. Additionally, the Tormey Law Firm utilizes a retired state trooper who is certified in both the Alcotest machine and field sobriety instruction. Our attorneys have vast experience and understand the nuances of DWI laws in New Jersey. We have handled thousands of DWI cases, so we know what it takes to win in the courtroom.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Morris County or anywhere else in NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.

Boonton NJ DWI Charges Dismissed

Travis J. Tormey and Tom Ercolano of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently defended a client who was facing a first offense DWI charge in Boonton, New Jersey. The client had also been charged with a DWI in a school zone offense. This meant that a conviction could have resulted in severe penalties, including driver’s license suspension for up to two years. In addition to being charged with drunk driving, the client was also cited for numerous traffic violations, such as reckless driving, speeding, and failure to keep right.

Once the client retained the services of the Tormey Law Firm, she was in good hands. Our skilled Morris County DWI defense attorneys requested discovery evidence from the Boonton Police Department. “Discovery” refers to all the evidence the State possesses and plans to use when proving the charges against the defendant. In most DWI cases, discovery evidence includes police reports, videos, and any documents related to the breath testing machine. Once the Tormey Law Firm DWI defense team got the discovery in this case, they were encouraged to see that the client’s breath reading on the Alcotest 7110 breath testing device was below the legal limit in New Jersey of .08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC). This meant that it was not a “per se” violation of the New Jersey DWI statute.

Despite the fact that our client did not register a BAC above the legal limit, the prosecutors were still in a position to pursue conviction based on police officer observations. In some DWI cases, prosecutors can seek a conviction when the arresting officer observed erratic driving and signs of intoxication like bloodshot eyes, an odor of alcohol, and admissions to drinking. It is also possible for a motorist to be arrested and charged with a DWI when they fail psychophysical tests known as field sobriety tests. These typically include the stand-on-one-leg test and the walk-the-straight-line test, which is more commonly known as the walk-and-turn test.

In the Boonton DWI case, our client was not able to perform the field sobriety tests due to medical reasons. She underwent surgery on both knees, including a full knee replacement on the right knee. Additionally, she underwent surgery on her back. As a result of these previous surgical procedures, the client could not perform field sobriety tests. Importantly, this failure to perform had nothing to do with intoxication.

Based on these evidential issues and serious proof problems for the State, the police officer and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges, including the first offense DWI charge and the DWI in a school zone charge. This was a fantastic outcome for the client. Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm, she did not lose her driver’s license and did not get a DWI conviction on her permanent record.

Madison NJ Car Burglary LawyersMadison NJ law enforcement is trying to find members of the “Felony Lane Gang,” an auto theft ring that reportedly breaks into vehicles parked in various parts of Morris County, New Jersey.

The car thieves are allegedly responsible for several car burglaries in the last few months. According to Morris County authorities, the suspects break into motor vehicles parked outside businesses, schools, and parks. Once inside the cars, the suspects allegedly steal personal possessions that have been left behind.

The most recent car burglary happened outside a Walgreens in Madison, New Jersey. The Madison Police Department got a report of two vehicle break-ins around 10:00 a.m. The cars were parked in the pharmacy parking lot and left unattended for a short amount of time.

The suspects reportedly smashed the passenger-door windows, entered the cars, and stole a purse and other valuable items.

Detectives with the Madison Police Department are conducting an investigation into the recent car burglaries and thefts. Investigators have already determined that members of the “Felony Lane Gang” could be the culprits.

Any members of the public with information about the recent car break-ins should call Madison detectives at 973-593-3014.

For additional information, check out the NJ.com article, “Cops Investigating Possible ‘Felony Lane Gang’ Car Break-ins in Madison.”

Morris County Burglary AttorneysA man who was already facing burglary charges out of Morris County NJ now faces charges for attempted burglary out of Union County.

The suspect, a 32-year-old resident of the Cedar Knolls area of Hanover, allegedly broke into three houses located in Morris County NJ and one house located in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

According to prosecutors, the suspect burglarized a house on Woodland Avenue in Kenilworth. The owner of the house reportedly saw the suspect entering through a back door, prompting the suspect to exit and flee the scene in a getaway vehicle.

Police apprehended the suspect in February 2017. Law enforcement also arrested the suspect’s alleged accomplice, a 30-year-old Paterson man.

While investigating the Union County burglary, detectives determined that the suspect may also have committed break-ins in Morris County earlier this year.

The suspect has been charged with numerous criminal offenses, including burglary, attempted burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested in Morris County Break-ins Now Charged in Union County.”

Washington Township NJ Robbery LawyersA Washington Township NJ man allegedly robbed three banks in NJ this month.

According to law enforcement, the suspect robbed TD Bank branches in Morris County and Essex County.

The first theft crime occurred on March 4, 2017 in Roseland, New Jersey. The suspect reportedly entered the building, handed a note to a bank teller, and threatened to shoot the employee with a handgun.

The second theft occurred on March 6, 2017. The suspect reportedly entered a TD Bank on the 400 block of North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, handed the teller a threatening note, and demanded cash. After getting money, the suspect fled the scene in a car.

The third robbery happened on March 11, 2017. According to authorities, the suspect held up a TD Bank branch located in West Orange, NJ. After reportedly getting over $1,300 in cash, the suspect allegedly drove off in a motor vehicle.

Several law enforcement agencies investigated the robbery spree and eventually identified the possible robber as a 25-year-old man from Washington Township, NJ. Police later arrested the suspect without incident.

The suspect has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Robbing 3 TD Bank Branches in 8 Days.”

Kinnelon NJ Burglary AttorneysPolice in Kinnelon NJ are trying to find a man who allegedly burglarized a local Dunkin’ Donuts shop.

According to authorities, the suspect illegally gained access to the donut shop and stole a safe filled with money.

Detectives with the Kinnelon Police Department conducted an investigation into the theft crime and determined that the suspect got inside the Route 23 store by first breaking into an adjacent store. Once the suspect was inside the other building, he reportedly cut a hole through the drywall and then pulled the safe through the hole.

The safe weighed between 100 pounds and 200 pounds. This is why the suspect had to use a motor vehicle to take the safe from the scene. According to law enforcement, the suspect stole a 1994 Dodge truck that was parked outside the Dunkin’ Donuts.

Store surveillance cameras captured the break-in, but the suspect was able to conceal his identity by covering his face. If investigators eventually apprehend the suspect, he would likely be charged with burglary and theft of movable property.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Dunkin’ Donuts Burglar Reportedly Cut Through Wall to Steal Heavy Safe.”

Morristown Disorderly Conduct LawyersMorristown New Jersey police arrested 11 people during the recent Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown poses serious problems for local law enforcement because people tend to get intoxicated and get unruly. However, law enforcement had less difficulties this year and ultimately arrested fewer people than usual.

According to law enforcement officials, police made a total of 11 arrests from 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 3:00 a.m. Sunday. Last year, Morristown police arrested 20 people during the parade. In 2015, Morristown police made 16 arrests.

The most common charge for individuals arrested at the recent St. Patrick’s Day Parade was simple assault, while multiple people were also charged with disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

In addition to making the arrests, Morristown NJ cops also issued 13 municipal ordinance violations to parade attendees who were allegedly caught drinking in public, urinating in public, and littering. In 2016, Morristown police issued 59 summonses during the parade.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “11 Arrests at Morristown’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration.”

Morristown Theft Crime LawyersA Wayne New Jersey woman who used to work a law firm in Morris County NJ pleaded guilty to the theft of more than $63K from her former employer.

The suspect is a 49-year-old woman from Wayne, NJ. She reportedly stole the funds from her law firm in 2015. The law firm noticed the missing money and contacted the Morristown Bureau of Police. Authorities conducted an investigation and determined that the suspect stole the money by cashing fraudulent checks.

Police officers eventually arrested the suspect and charged her with multiple counts of theft.

The suspect managed to avoid trial by reaching a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors. On December 20, 2016, the suspect officially pleaded guilty to third degree theft by unlawful taking. She also agreed to pay full restitution to the victim.

Now a Morris County Superior Court judge has signed off on the plea agreement and sentenced the suspect to a term of probation. This means that she will not be sentenced to prison.

For additional information about this case, see the ParsippanyFocus.com article, “Former Morris County Law Firm Employee Sentenced.”

Parsippany NJ Traffic AttorneysA Parsippany New Jersey man was recently ticketed for traffic violations after allegedly crashing into a local sanitation worker.

The motor vehicle accident happened just after 11:30 a.m. The suspect is an 88-year-old man from Parsippany, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, he was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry along Lake Shore Drive when he approached the intersection with Marcella Road and hit a Parsippany NJ garbage truck.

The victim was a 63-year-old employee with the Parsippany Department of Sanitation. He was reportedly walking back to his garbage truck when the suspect crashed into him.

Afterwards, someone dialed 911 and emergency medical crews rushed to the scene. The victim was briefly treated for his accident-related injuries and then moved to Morristown Medical Center. Doctors at the Morristown hospital treated the victim for pain in his hip.

Meanwhile, Parsippany NJ detectives investigated the pedestrian accident and ultimately decided to cite the suspect for careless driving.

For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Sanitation Worker Hit by Car in Parsippany, Cops Say.”

Morris County NJ Assault LawyersA Morris Township man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a violent attack in Victory Gardens, NJ.

The suspect is a 20-year-old Morris Township NJ resident and a graduate of Morristown High School. He was recently placed under arrest for his alleged involvement in a shooting incident on June 25, 2016.

The shooting happened during a fight in the area of Roosevelt Avenue in Victory Gardens, New Jersey.

At the time, police arrested only one person. He was subsequently charged with attempted murder and then taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown. He is being held at the jail until the criminal charges are resolved.

Now another man, the Morris Township NJ suspect, faces criminal charges for allegedly conspiring to assault the victims. The attack left one victim suffering from severe physical injuries that include head trauma and multiple fractures.

In addition to being charged with aggravated assault, the suspect also faces robbery charges in an unrelated case.

For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Morris Twp. Man Charged in Violent Assault in Victory Gardens.”

Hanover Township Arson AttorneysHanover Township police are investigating a fire at a local hotel, with authorities believing that it may have been a case of arson.

The fire happened last weekend at the Marriott hotel on NJ State Route 10 in Whippany, NJ. (Whippany is a community located in Hanover, New Jersey.)

According to law enforcement officials, the fire was sparked by a lit cigar that had been wrapped in a towel and put on a linen cart. The linen cart was situated near a service elevator.

Smoke from the cigar set off the sprinkler system at the hotel, with local law enforcement soon receiving word of the fire and dispatching police officers to the scene.

Hanover NJ cops and Cedar Knolls firefighters arrived at the hotel and made sure that everyone was okay. Fortunately, nobody sustained any injuries due to the fire. However, the hotel did sustain property damage as a result of the fire and the sprinklers.

Detectives with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit are currently investigating the possible property crime. If police can identify a suspect, the culprit could potentially face criminal charges for arson.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Lit Cigar Cause of Hanover Hotel Fire Saturday.”