Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

Morristown New Jersey
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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

Newton NJ Man Allegedly Caused Crash on Stillwater NJ Road, Left Scene of Accident

Posted in Traffic Violations

Newton New Jersey Traffic ChargesPolice officers recently arrested a man who allegedly caused a serious car accident on a roadway in Stillwater NJ and then left the scene of the accident.

The auto accident occurred on August 29, 2016 near the intersection of Stillwater Road and Possum Hill Road in Stillwater, NJ. The suspect was reportedly driving a blue Jeep Cherokee when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The collision is said to have resulted in significant property damage.

After the auto accident, the suspect allegedly continued driving and fled the scene without bothering to dial 911 to alert authorities.

NJ State Police was later notified of the car accident and dispatched troopers to the scene. A subsequent investigation determined that the suspect likely crashed the Jeep when he ran through the intersection without bothering to stop.

Investigators were also able to determine the suspect’s identity, which helped them locate the Jeep parked near his residence in Newton, New Jersey.

The suspect was eventually placed under arrest and charged with multiple traffic violations and criminal offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury, assault by auto, endangering an injured victim, hindering apprehension, and tampering with evidence.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He will be required to appear in court at a later date so that he can answer the charges against him.

For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cops Arrest Man Wanted in Stillwater Hit-and-Run Crash.”

Morris County Man Headed to Prison for Sexually Assaulting Minors While Teaching at NJ Schools

Posted in Sex Crimes

Morris County NJ Sexual Assault SuspectA former teacher at a Butler NJ elementary school teacher recently pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting multiple students in Morris County, NJ.

The suspect is a 42-year-old male who used to reside in Bloomfield, New Jersey. In 1997, at the time of one of the sexual assaults, the suspect was an assistant track coach at Butler High School. The suspect allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old female he met through the school’s track program.

The suspect was also accused of sexually abusing four elementary school students in Montville, New Jersey. Moreover, the suspect reportedly committed a sexual assault against a female student at Cedar Hill Prep School in Franklin Township, NJ.

Before law enforcement became aware of the sexual assault allegations, the suspect taught at Montville High School in Montville, NJ.

Once investigators determined that the suspect had committed the sex crimes, he was placed under arrest and charged with numerous criminal offenses, including aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault.

The suspect managed to avoid the most significant penalties by reaching a plea agreement with the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

When the suspect appears in Sussex County Superior Court next month for a formal sentencing hearing, he will likely be sentenced to 14 years in New Jersey State Prison.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Elementary School Teacher Admits Sexually Assaulting 5 Kids, Report Says.”

Police Capture Man Who Allegedly Committed Bank Robberies in Morris County, Camden County, NJ

Posted in Theft and Fraud Offenses, Weapons Offenses

Rockaway Township Bank Robbery LawyersPolice officers recently apprehended a man who allegedly robbed several banks in Morris County and Camden County, NJ.

The suspect has been accused of robbing a Morris County bank earlier this month, as well as three Camden County banks in the next few weeks. The Morris County bank that the suspect allegedly robbed is a TD Bank in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.

While allegedly committing the bank robberies, the suspect reportedly held a handgun and threatened to shoot and kill bank employees if they failed to give him cash.

Law enforcement investigated all of the NJ bank robberies, with investigators obtaining surveillance video footage that reportedly showed the suspect in the process of robbing the banks located in Camden County, NJ.

While authorities investigated the New Jersey bank thefts, the suspect reportedly robbed two more banks in Pennsylvania.

Police eventually identified the suspect and found him walking on the 1900 block of South 19th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Camden County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force ultimately apprehended the suspect.

The 34-year-old suspect, who resides in Leominster, Massachusetts, has been charged with several counts of armed robbery. The suspect has also been charged with multiple weapons offenses in connection with the bank robberies.

For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Serial Bank Robber Who Hit Banks in N.J., Penn., Caught in Philadelphia.”

Honduran Immigrant Charged with Sexual Assault in Morristown, New Jersey

Posted in Sex Crimes

Morris County NJ Sex Crime AttorneysMorristown New Jersey arrested an illegal immigrant who allegedly sexually assaulted an underage boy over a four-year period.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man from Honduras, was previously deported from the United States. However, he returned to the US and was living in Morristown NJ when he allegedly committed the sexual offenses against the minor.

According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim numerous times between April 2009 and April 2013. The victim was a boy under the age of 13.

After an investigation into the suspect, law enforcement arrested him. The suspect now faces several criminal charges, including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and child endangerment.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on any of the sex crime charges, he could end up spending a very long time behind bars. Additionally, the suspect would likely be deported from the US after serving any sentence in connection with the criminal case.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $200,000.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Honduran Immigrant Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boy in Morristown, Report Says.”

Jefferson Township NJ Police Will Be Setting up a DWI Checkpoint this Weekend

Posted in Drunk Driving (DWI)

Jefferson New Jersey DWI CheckpointMotorists who expect to be traveling on roads in Jefferson Township NJ this week should make sure that they are not drinking and driving – because local law enforcement has gotten the okay to set up a DWI checkpoint.

The drunk driving checkpoint was announced in a press release jointly issued by the Jefferson Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Both agencies will be providing law enforcement personnel to make sure that the DWI checkpoint runs properly on Friday and Saturday of this upcoming weekend.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office got the funding for the DWI checkpoint in the form of a grant provided by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The traffic safety agency has given funds and other resources to local police departments across Morris County during the course of the year. The agency’s objective with the funding is to help prevent DWI accident injuries and fatalities in Morris County, NJ.

Drunk driving has been a serious problem in Morris County and elsewhere in New Jersey, especially in recent months. As a result, local law enforcement agencies have begun to crack down on DWI violators. Anyone caught driving while intoxicated on a roadway in New Jersey could be subject to severe DWI penalties, including the potential suspension of their driver’s license, heavy monetary fines, and jail time.

For more information about the Jefferson NJ DWI checkpoint, view the NJ.com article, “DWI Checkpoint in Jefferson This Weekend.”

Morristown NJ Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Illegal Possession of Handgun

Posted in Weapons Offenses

Morristown NJ Handgun Possession AttorneysA Morristown New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years behind bars after pleading guilty to charges of illegally possessing a handgun that may have been used in a shooting.

The suspect, a 25-year-old resident of Morristown NJ, was allegedly apprehended while carrying a handgun used in a shooting incident on Lincoln Street in January 2014. Authorities later said that the shooting may have occurred in the immediate aftermath of an illegal drug deal.

Morris County prosecutors initially charged the suspect with attempted murder and various weapons offenses for allegedly using to the firearm to shoot the victim in the leg.

Sometime after being formally charged in the case, the suspect arrived at a plea deal with Morris County NJ prosecutors. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of five years in New Jersey State Prison.

At some point prior to sentencing, however, the suspect reportedly considered withdrawing his guilty plea. He claimed that he had been pressured into the agreement by his criminal defense attorney. In the end, the suspect told the Morris County Superior Court judge that he did not wish to withdraw his plea of guilty.

The suspect did attempt to get his sentence downgraded during the sentencing hearing in Morris County Superior Court, which is located in Morristown, NJ. The suspect said that his father and sister, both of whom were injured in a car accident, needed him at home to care for them.

The judge ultimately decided to sentence to suspect to five years in state prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 42 months before the suspect is eligible for parole.

For additional information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Morristown Man Gets Five Years Prison for Having Handgun in Town.”

Mount Olive NJ Police Notice Bad Parking Job, Bust Netcong Man for Drunk Driving

Posted in Drug Charges, Drunk Driving (DWI)

Mount Olive NJ Drunk Driving LawyersMount Olive police officers recently arrested a Netcong NJ man accused of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on a local road. The DWI suspect was also charged with various prescription drug crimes because police allegedly found him with illegal prescription painkillers while arresting him.

The suspect was arrested early in the morning by Mount Olive NJ cops. The Mount Olive police officers initially looked into the suspect after seeing a poor parking job in the parking lot of a Mount Olive NJ Lowe’s Home Improvement store. When the Mount Olive police officers moved toward the suspect’s car and talked to the driver, they allegedly smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath. Additionally, the Mount Olive cops reportedly noticed that the suspect appeared to be highly intoxicated.

One of the cops allegedly saw an open container of beer that was clearly visible inside the suspect’s motor vehicle. The police officers also reportedly noticed three bottles containing prescription pills.

Cops administered field sobriety tests to the suspect in order to determine whether he was drunk. When the suspect allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, he was arrested.

The prescription painkillers found in the suspect’s car was later identified by authorities as Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication. The suspect allegedly lacked a valid prescription for the pills.

The suspect, a 31-year-old man from Netcong NJ, faces criminal charges for illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. The suspect was also cited for traffic violations that included drunk driving and reckless driving.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released to the custody of a friend. The suspect still has to make an appearance in Mount Olive Municipal Court so that he can address the charges against him.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Crooked Parking Job at Lowe’s Leads to DWI, Drug Charges.”

Flanders Man Faces Drunk Driving Charges after Crashing Car in Mount Olive, NJ

Posted in Drug Charges, Drunk Driving (DWI)

Flanders NJ Driving While Intoxicated ChargesA Flanders New Jersey man who crashed his automobile on a local roadway now faces criminal charges for drug possession. Additionally, the Flanders man was cited for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

The suspect was allegedly driving a silver Mitsubishi and traveling on a road that passes the Overlook Apartment when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a guardrail.

When Mount Olive NJ cops, firefighters, and emergency medical crews arrived at the scene of the car accident, they found the victim trapped inside the car. Authorities used hydraulic rescue tools as they worked to remove the victim from the crushed motor vehicle.

The victim received medical treatment at the scene before being taken to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown NJ, where doctors provided additional medical treatment and stabilized his condition.

While the victim was being treated for a possible concussion at the Morristown hospital, Mount Olive NJ police officers searched his car and allegedly found a bag containing heroin. Police officers also reportedly discovered a metal pipe with heroin residue. The suspect was later arrested and charged with heroin possession.

The suspect, a 55-year-old man who lives in the Flanders section of Mount Olive NJ, was also charged with drunk driving. That’s because a blood test taken at the hospital reportedly showed that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was above the New Jersey legal limit of .08 percent.

For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Driver Trapped after Mount Olive Crash Faces DWI, Drug Charges.”

Police Look for Man Who May Have Committed Theft from Pequannock Restaurant Customers

Posted in Fraud Offenses, Theft and Fraud Offenses

Pequannock NJ Theft IncidentPequannock NJ police are trying to find a man who may have committed a theft at a local business.

The theft was allegedly committed in August at a restaurant in Pequannock, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect worked as a food delivery guy at the Pequannock NJ restaurant. He is said to have gone on a food delivery run, collected money from a number of customers, and then failed to go back to the restaurant to pick up the food.

Law enforcement is operating under the assumption that the suspect may have stolen the money from the customers and then fled the area.

For more than a month, Pequannock detectives have investigated the possible theft incident as they try to identify the suspect. However, authorities have not yet been able to determine the identity or location of the theft crime suspect.

Pequannock NJ police are now asking for the public’s help with the investigation into the theft. Any members of the public who have information about the suspect, the car the suspect allegedly drove on the night of his disappearance, or the theft crime should call investigators at 973-835-1700.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Cops Seek Help IDing ‘Person of Interest’ in Theft Investigation.”

Morris County NJ Simple Assault Charges Dismissed

Posted in Assault and Threat Crimes, Success Stories

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys with Offices in Morristown, NJ

Morristown NJ Simple Assault AttorneysTravis Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently defended a client against charges of simple assault in Morristown, New Jersey. Since simple assault is classified as a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), the client was subject to significant criminal penalties. That’s why it was imperative that he have a skilled criminal defense attorney on his side.

The client in this case was a young professional with no prior history of criminal arrests or convictions. However, despite his clean record, the client still faced penalties that included a fine of $1,000, a sentence of up to six months in the Morris County Jail, and a permanent criminal conviction on his record going forward.

The facts of the case were as follows: The client and his wife were in Morristown NJ on St. Patrick Day to celebrate at the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There was obviously a little alcohol consumption by both the client and his wife. When the client’s wife said that she wanted to leave the parade and go home, the client informed her that he wanted to stay out a little longer. This disagreement continued as the couple walked back to their apartment in Morristown NJ. At some point during their walk, the client and his wife were observed by Morristown patrol officers who allegedly saw the client push his wife. According to the Morristown cops, the client’s wife did not fall or otherwise sustain any injuries as a result of the alleged “push.”

The minor nature of the incident, combined with the fact that the client’s wife had no desire to press charges against him, meant that the prosecutors could be persuaded to drop the criminal charges. Ultimately, the Tormey Law Firm was able to get the charges dismissed in Morristown Municipal Court.

Now that the criminal charges have been dismissed, the client can file an expungement to get the record of the arrest removed from his permanent record.