Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

Morristown New Jersey
Criminal Law Post

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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Art Teacher at Mendham Drug Treatment Facility Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mendham NJ Sexual Assault LawyersA woman who used to be employed as an art teacher at a Mendham NJ drug treatment facility pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes.

The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Pompton Lakes, worked at Daytop Village in Mendham, New Jersey. Daytop Village is a substance abuse treatment facility for teenagers.

The suspect was employed at the Mendham substance abuse treatment center until November 2014, when allegations surfaced that she had committed several sexual offenses. According to law enforcement, the suspect sexually touched a male resident at the drug treatment center and showed naked photographs to another male resident.

Police arrested the suspect and charged her with various sex crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and child abuse.

The suspect was ultimately able to stay out of jail by accepting a plea offer from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office: in exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to criminal sexual contact, Morris County prosecutors dropped the other criminal charges and recommended a term of probation.

The suspect will have to attend a substance abuse program and undergo mental health counseling as part of her probationary sentence.

For additional information about this case, see the article, “Ex-Daytop Teacher Admits Sexual Misdeeds with Two Residents.”

Chatham Police Arrest Man Accused of Possessing Large Amount of Marijuana

Posted in Drug Charges

Chatham New Jersey Marijuana AttorneysChatham Borough NJ cops recently arrested a man who allegedly possessed marijuana while sitting in the driveway of his house.

Around 4:30 a.m., Summit NJ police got a call about a man acting suspiciously and carrying a handgun in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven on Morris Avenue in Summit, NJ. Summit police broadcast the report, prompting two Chatham Borough patrol cops to go to the suspect’s residence because they recognized him from the description.

When the Chatham police officers got to the suspect’s home on Willow Street in Chatham NJ, they allegedly saw him standing next to a car in his driveway.

The suspect allegedly told the police officers that he had come from the 7-Eleven in Summit, New Jersey. Police then searched the suspect’s motor vehicle and reportedly found a toy gun in the front seat and a large Ziploc bag filled with marijuana lying next to the car. The suspect was subsequently arrested.

The suspect, a 19-year-old Chatham Borough man, has been charged with multiple crimes, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription.

Last year, the suspect was placed under arrest by Madison NJ cops and charged with similar drug offenses that included simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

For further information about this case, read the article, “Chatham Teen Brings Toy Gun to 7-Eleven.”

Mountain Lakes NJ Man Accused of Causing Fatal DWI Accident on Route 80 in Rockaway Township

Posted in Drunk Driving (DWI), Homicide

Rockaway Township Manslaughter SuspectA Mountain Lakes man faces serious prison time if he is convicted on aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal drunk driving accident in Rockaway Township, NJ.

The fatal crash occurred on Route 80 in Rockaway Township NJ on July 11, 2015. The suspect was behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade and driving past a construction site when he reportedly slammed into a Kia. The collision caused the Kia to crash into a Jeep, with the Kia subsequently catching fire.

Three people inside the Kia died as a result of the car crash: a 24-year-old male, his 21-year-old fiancé, and the couple’s 18-month-old daughter. The victims were passing through New Jersey and headed back to their hometown of Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Authorities indicated that the adult female victim was pregnant when she died in the car wreck.

The suspect, a 24-year-old resident of Mountain Lakes, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and aggravated manslaughter.

After the suspect was indicted by a grand jury, Morris County prosecutors offered him a plea deal: agree to plead guilty to three counts of aggravated manslaughter and the prosecutor’s office would recommend a sentence of 36 years behind bars.

The suspect ultimately rejected the plea offer and is likely headed to trial in Morris County Superior Court, which is located in Morristown, New Jersey.

In advance of the trial, the suspect is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility on a bail amount of $750,000.

For additional information about this case, view the article, “Man Charged in Crash That Killed 3 Reportedly Loses Bid to Dismiss Charges.”

Accomplices in Armed Robberies in Morris County, Sussex County Get Probation

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses

Morris County NJ Theft ChargesTwo individuals who served as accomplices during a robbery spree in Morris County and Sussex County managed to avoid prison after pleading guilty and being sentenced to probation.

The two accomplices were a 21-year-old Far Hills man and a 20-year-old Totowa NJ woman. They were accused of assisting the main suspect, a Basking Ridge NJ man, when he committed a robbery at a QuickChek in Hampton, NJ on December 3, 2014. The male suspect reportedly served as the getaway driver.

The main suspect was also accused of robbing two other Sussex County NJ businesses and a Kinnelon NJ liquor store.

According to the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect brandished a replica gun during all of the robberies.

Just one day after robbing the Hampton QuickChek, the suspect was arrested by police.

All three suspects faced very criminal charges, with the two accomplices being charged with theft of movable property and conspiracy to commit theft for their roles in the Kinnelon robbery.

The accomplices ultimately accepted a deal offered by Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office and pleaded guilty to the theft charges in exchange for a recommendation of probation. The suspects will also have to perform community service and pay restitution.

The main suspect in the robberies also pleaded guilty and was sentenced 11 years in New Jersey State Prison.

To learn more about this case, check out the article, “Accomplices to 21-Year-Old Man’s Robbery Spree Get Probation.”

Franklin Township Police Arrest Two Men Who Allegedly Brandished Firearms at Local Wal-Mart

Posted in Weapons Offenses

Franklin Township Handgun LawyersFranklin Township NJ police officers arrested two men who were allegedly in possession of firearms at a local Wal-Mart.

According to authorities, the suspects were inside the Wal-Mart store located on Route 23 in Franklin NJ and “broadcasting themselves handling various weapons.” The Franklin Township Police Department received calls about the suspects and dispatched cops to the scene.

When Franklin NJ officers arrived at the Wal-Mart store, they found the suspects and conducted a search. That search allegedly resulted in police finding a 9mm automatic handgun, a large-capacity ammunition magazine, a 30-round polymer magazine, various hollow-point bullets, and a gold set of brass knuckles.

The suspects, 19-year-old residents of Macon, Georgia, were reportedly in New Jersey as part of a traveling maintenance company.

Both suspects face criminal charges for multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large-capacity ammunition magazine, and possession of a weapon other than a firearm.

On top of that, one of the suspects also faces criminal charges for making terroristic threats. That’s because reportedly threatened to murder one of the arresting officers after being detained.

The suspects were arrested, processed, and transported to the Sussex County Jail. They were being held at the jail in lieu of bail amounts ranging from $25,000 to $35,000.

For more information about this case, see the article, “Pair Arrested in N.J. Wal-Mart after Brandishing Guns on Social Media.”

Denville NJ Police Arrest Two Women on Prostitution Charges

Posted in Sex Crimes

Denville New Jersey Prostitution AttorneysDenville NJ police recently arrested two women who were allegedly engaged in prostitution at a local spa.

According to authorities, the suspects were working as massage therapists at Lake Spa in Denville New Jersey and illegally selling sexual services in exchange for cash.

Earlier this year, Denville law enforcement arrested multiple people for allegedly engaging in prostitution at the spa. After receiving tips about the illegal sexual activity continuing at Lake Spa, Denville detectives opened an investigation and conducted an undercover sting operation. During the operation, police allegedly caught the suspects offering sexual services for money.

The suspects who were placed under arrest include a 47-year-old Pennsylvania woman and a 54-year-old New York woman. Both suspects have been charged with sex crimes: the PA suspect is charged with engaging in prostitution, while the New York suspect is charged with promoting prostitution.

After arresting the suspects, Denville police shut down the spa. It is unclear whether the spa will be allowed to re-open at a later date.

For further information about this case, read the article, “2 Charged with Prostitution at Denville Massage Parlor.”

Two Suspects Accused of Promoting Prostitution, Pimping Teen Girls in Rockaway Township, Parsippany

Posted in Sex Crimes

Parsippany New Jersey Prostitution LawyersA Morris County grand jury recently indicted two individuals on a number of criminal charges, including promoting prostitution. The suspects, a male and a female, allegedly pimped out two teenage girls in Rockaway Township and Parsippany, New Jersey.

The victims were a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl who allegedly served as prostitutes at motels located in Rockaway Township and Parsippany in June 2015. The female suspect allegedly arranged for the teen victims to meet men at the motels, where they reportedly engaged in sex acts in exchange for cash. Meanwhile, the male suspect allegedly collected the money from the men.

The male suspect is a 39-year-old Morris Plains man and the female suspect is a 43-year-old Boonton woman. After an investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities placed the suspects under arrest and charged them with multiple crimes, including human trafficking, promoting prostitution, endangering the welfare of a child, conspiracy to commit human trafficking, and conspiracy to promote prostitution. The male suspect also faced additional criminal charges for sexual assault and distribution of heroin because the teen victims told law enforcement that he had sex with them and gave them heroin.

Now that the suspects have been indicted by a grand jury, it is very possible that they will have to stand trial on the sex crime charges in Morris County Superior Court.

For additional information about this case, read the article, “Duo Indicted for Allegedly Pimping Out Teen Girls in Morris.”

Parsippany Juvenile Accused of Wearing Clown Mask and Threatening People outside Local Store

Posted in Threat Offenses

Parsippany NJ Clown ScaresParsippany New Jersey police have identified the individual who reportedly wore a clown mask and threatened people with a plastic machete outside a local QuickChek.

The scary incident was reported around 10:00 p.m. last Monday. According to Parsippany law enforcement, a teenager donned a clown mask and walked toward several people at the QuickChek on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany, NJ.

The suspect allegedly frightened a woman and then hid behind the convenience store. Moreover, he allegedly dragged the plastic machete on the ground in order to frighten another person who was standing outside the QuickChek building.

A detective with the Parsippany Police Department was later able to identify the juvenile allegedly behind the clown scare incident. Authorities said that the suspect was trying to frighten people at the Parsippany NJ store.

Parsippany prosecutors have currently declined to bring criminal charges against the suspect because his actions were merely a “misguided prank” and did not pose any kind of real threat to the community.

If prosecutors had pursued charges, the suspect could have faced severe penalties. Depending on the circumstances of the clown scare incidents, he could have been charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and creating a false public alarm.

To learn more about this case, go to the article, “Clown Carrying a Plastic Machete in Parsippany Was a Juvenile, Cops Say.”

Washington Township Committee Member Allegedly Involved in DWI Accident on Local Road

Posted in Drunk Driving (DWI)

Morris County NJ DWI LawyersA Washington Township NJ committeeman has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in connection with an alleged DWI crash.

The DWI accident allegedly happened on Friday night. According to authorities, the suspect was driving his 2013 Audi on West Mill Road in Washington Township when the vehicle suddenly left the roadway and slammed into a utility pole.

Other motorists happened to see the aftermath of the car crash and dialed 911 to notify local law enforcement. The Washington Township Police Department sent patrol officers and emergency medical crews to the scene of the auto accident.

The suspect received medical treatment from members of the Long Valley First Aid Squad before being taken to Hackettstown Medical Center.

The suspect, a 71-year-old man, resides in Washington Township NJ and also serves on the Washington Township committee. He faces very severe penalties after being cited for multiple traffic offenses, including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and failing to keep right.

The suspect has reportedly served on the Washington Township committee since 2010, when he replaced a committee member who had resigned. The suspect is up for reelection this November.

For more information about this case, check out the article, “Washington Twp. Committeeman Charged with DWI after Crash.”

Budd Lake NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crime Charges in Mount Olive, New Jersey

Posted in Sex Crimes

Mount Olive NJ Sex Crime AttorneysA resident of Mount Olive NJ is set to spend several months behind bars after pleading guilty to attempted criminal sexual contact in connection with an incident involving a 16-year-old female.

The suspect, a 26-year-old male employed as a construction worker in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, allegedly spotted the young victim walking along Route 46 in June 2015. The suspect reportedly rolled down the window on his Ford F-150 truck and asked the victim to get into the vehicle. He later stopped the pickup truck, exited the vehicle, and asked the young victim to get coffee with him.

The girl later called her mother and told her about the alarming incident. The victim’s mom then notified local police, prompting an investigation into the suspect.

The suspect was initially charged with the very serious sex crime of luring. The suspect eventually reached a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of attempted criminal sexual contact.

When the suspect is formally sentenced on the criminal charges, he will probably receive a sentence of 180 days in the local county jail. Moreover, the suspect will likely be subject to Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements after he has been released from jail.

For further information about this case, read the article, “Man Admits He Invited Girl, 16, into Truck Hoping for Sex, Report Says.”