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.”

Morristown NJ DWI Defense AttorneysIf you were pulled over by law enforcement for allegedly Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a minor child in the vehicle, the Tormey Law Firm LLC can help you fight the charges and avoid the most severe penalties.

These cases are often very complicated because the defendant may be subject to traffic citations, criminal charges for child endangerment, and even a DCP&P investigation for child neglect. Moreover, the traffic violations could potentially result in your driver’s license being suspended, while the criminal charges could lead to a permanent felony charge on your record and a lengthy term of incarceration. Beyond that, any kind of intervention by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P) could lead to you losing custody of your child – especially if investigators substantiate or establish a finding of child abuse.

Beating DWI/DUI Charges in Morris County, NJ

The Tormey Law Firm can help you fight DWI charges in Morris County and anywhere else in New Jersey. With decades of combined legal experience, our defense team includes attorneys who understand the nuances of NJ DUI laws and who can win your case in criminal court and family court, if necessary. We have experience on both sides of the courtroom. In fact, the DWI defense team at the Tormey Law Firm includes:

  • A certified Alcotest instructor.
  • A certified field sobriety test instructor.
  • A former Assistant Prosecutor who prosecuted child endangerment and child abuse cases.
  • A former Deputy Attorney General who represented DCP&P and prosecuted child abuse and child neglect cases.

When you hire the Tormey Law Firm to fight on your behalf, you are getting decades of combined experience from attorneys who know what it takes to defend you against allegations of driving while intoxicated with a child in the car.

New Jersey DWI with a Child Passenger: Charges and Penalties

Under NJ traffic laws, a motorist commits a traffic offense of DWI/DUI, pursuant to R.S. 39:4-50(a), when they operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more.

The penalties for DWI in New Jersey depend on whether the offender has any prior convictions for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence. In all circumstances, a new conviction for DWI can result in mandatory fines, mandatory suspension of your driver’s license, and the potential for jail time. These penalties can be enhanced if a minor was in the car at the time of the DWI offense. Pursuant to R.S. 39:4-50.15(b), a DWI/DUI with a minor passenger is considered a separate disorderly persons offense that carries unique punishments. As set forth by the statute, a guardian who is convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence and who at the time of the violation has a child as a passenger in the car is guilty of a disorderly persons offense. The punishment for this offense is a sentence of up to six months in the local county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. This is in addition to any penalties for the underlying drunk driving offense.

Additionally, a parent who is driving drunk with a child in the vehicle is also likely to face criminal charges for endangering the welfare of a child. According to the NJ child endangerment statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2), any person with a legal duty to care for a child, or anyone who has assumed responsibility for the care of a child, who causes the child harm that would make the child an abused or neglected child as defined in N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.21 is guilty of a second degree felony. A conviction for a second degree crime could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison and a fine of $150,000.

On top of any potential criminal consequences for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger in NJ, child protective services (“DCP&P”) will also open an investigation into the family. This investigation will be conducted by the Division and will be separate and apart from any law enforcement investigations. The point of the DCP&P investigation will be to determine whether the child was placed at risk of harm or actually harmed during the DUI incident. DCP&P investigators will probably interview the child and the parent, in addition to any third parties who witnessed the incident. Investigators will ultimately determine whether it would be contrary to the welfare of the child to allow them to remain in the home with the parent.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DWI/DUI with a minor child in the vehicle, contact the Tormey Law Firm now for a free initial consultation.

Dover NJ Sex Crime SuspectA convicted sex offender reportedly admitted to law enforcement that he violated Megan’s Law when he failed register as a sex offender in Morris County, New Jersey.

The suspect, a 54-year-old male, was previously convicted of a sex crime and subsequently classified as a high-risk, Tier-3 offender. This meant that he had to notify local law enforcement about a change in residences after being released from prison. Additionally, the suspect had to notify local camps, daycare centers, schools, and neighbors.

According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect moved from Dover NJ to nearby Victory Gardens NJ. However, the suspect allegedly neglected to notify local police departments in either municipality about his change in residences. As a result, he was placed under arrest and charged with violating Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the very serious sexual offense charges, he could be sentenced to three years behind bars.

For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Convicted Sex Offender Admits to Failing to Register Under Megan’s Law.”

Hanover New Jersey Theft AttorneysPolice officers recently arrested a Hanover NJ man who allegedly committed motor vehicle break-ins and thefts over a 10-month period.

The suspect is a 20-year-old man from the Cedar Knolls section of Hanover Township, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect broke into at least 15 cars parked on roads in Hanover NJ and stole valuables.

The Hanover Township Police Department conducted an exhaustive investigation into the car burglaries and thefts and eventually identified the suspect as the person who may be responsible.

When Hanover NJ detectives captured the suspect, they allegedly found him in possession of items stolen from the cars.

Police also allegedly discovered the suspect in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia when they arrested him.

Hanover detectives interviewed the suspect at police headquarters, with the suspect allegedly confessing to the car break-ins.

The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including burglary, theft of movable property, credit card theft, credit card fraud, receiving stolen property, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Stealing from Cars in Hanover Over the Past 10 Months.”

Parsippany NJ Sex Crime ChargesA woman who used to be employed as a teacher at Parsippany Hills High School in Parsippany is going to be spending time behind bars to after she pleaded guilty to sexual offense charges.

The suspect is a 35-year-old resident of Mount Olive, NJ. She was placed under arrest in 2014 after Parsippany NJ detectives investigated allegations that she sent sexually explicit texts to an underage male student at the Parsippany NJ high school. The juvenile victim was 16 years old at the time of the sex crimes.

According to authorities, the suspect sent inappropriate “sexts” to the minor between January 2013 and June 2013. Law enforcement officials also said that the suspect sent sexually explicit photos to the student and may have engaged in illegal sexual actions “occurring on and off school grounds.”

The suspect was arrested in 2014 and charged with multiple sex crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child. She also faced criminal charges for official misconduct due to her role as a teacher in a position of power over the juvenile student.

The suspect managed to avoid trial by reaching a plea agreement with Morris County prosecutors and pleading guilty to the charges for child endangerment.

Now the suspect is on her way to NJ State Prison. Under the terms of the plea deal, the suspect was sentenced to five years behind bars.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Ex-Teacher Who Sent Graphic Texts to Student Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison.”

Mendham Township Burglary LawyersPolice officers arrested three men who allegedly committed burglaries and thefts in Mendham Township and Chester Township, New Jersey.

The burglary suspects hail from Chicago, Illinois. Authorities have not indicated why the men were in Morris County, NJ.

The Mendham Township Police Department got a 911 call from one of the victims, a homeowner in Mendham NJ, about a possible burglary. Cops went to the residence, located on Glen Gary Drive in Mendham, and talked to the victim. The homeowner provided a description of the suspects’ getaway car and said that one of the men wore a utility worker uniform.

Not long after the Mendham burglary, Chester NJ police received a report of a break-in at a residence. The burglars were reportedly dressed as utility workers.

Mendham NJ cops later found the suspects’ vehicle on Fox Chase Road in Chester NJ, where it was disabled. When police officers looked inside the car, they reportedly discovered stolen items.

The three suspects have been charged with several crimes, including burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and theft of movable property.

After being arrested and processed, the suspects were moved to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey.

For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Trio Accused of Burglarizing Homes in Mendham, Chester.”

Flanders NJ Sex Crime AttorneysA Flanders NJ man is headed to jail after he pleaded guilty to illegally videotaping sexual encounters.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man from the Flanders area of Mount Olive, was placed under arrest last year after Mount Olive NJ detectives investigated allegations that he secretly filmed sexual encounters with six women.

According to law enforcement, the suspect used his iPhone to record the women while he had sex with them at his Flanders NJ apartment. The women reportedly had no idea that they were being filmed in extremely vulnerable situations.

Mount Olive detectives reportedly discovered evidence of the suspect’s crimes on his personal computer.

The suspect could have gone to trial in Morris County Superior Court, but he reached a plea agreement with Morris County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to six counts of invasion of privacy.

A judge later approved the plea deal and sentenced to suspect to one year in jail and four years of probation.

The suspect will also have to undergo mental health counseling for an undetermined amount of time after he completed his jail sentence.

To learn more about this case, go to the DailyRecord.com article, “Flanders Man Who Filmed Sex Gets Jail, Probation.”

Madison NJ Prostitution LawyersA New York woman was placed under arrest and charged with promoting prostitution in Madison, NJ.

The suspect, a 47-year-old resident of Flushing, NY, was in charge of Madison Body and Soul. The massage parlor is located on Waverly Place in Madison, New Jersey.

According to authorities, the suspect arranged for female workers to sell their bodies and provide sexual services in exchange for cash from customers. Moreover, the suspect allegedly used the Internet to place advertisements for prostitution services on backpage.com

The Madison Police Department got a tip about illegal activity at the massage parlor and began an investigation. Detectives went undercover and obtained evidence of prostitution. Prosecutors then filed criminal charges against the suspect and arrested her.

While searching the massage parlor, Madison police officers reportedly seized cash, phone records, and ledger books with customer information

The suspect will have to answer the very serious sex crime charges in Madison Municipal Court. If she is ultimately convicted, she faces jail time.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Woman Charged with Promoting Prostitution at Madison Massage Parlor.”

Roxbury New Jersey Cocaine AttorneysRoxbury New Jersey police recently arrested a Newark NJ man who allegedly sold drugs in Morris County and nearby counties.

Police received a tip about illegal drug activity in Roxbury NJ and opened an investigation into the suspect. Detectives with both the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Roxbury Police Department conducted a joint investigation. Investigators eventually got search warrants for the suspect’s home and other property.

While executing the search warrants, police officers reportedly found 200 grams of cocaine, a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets, and $17,000 in cash thought to be proceeds of illegal drug activity.

The suspect is a 41-year-old Newark man. He was arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Arrested on Gun, Drug Charges.”