Assault and Threat Crimes

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.”

Madison New Jersey Assault AttorneysMadison NJ police officers recently arrested a local man who allegedly used a knife to commit an assault at a house.

The violent incident reportedly occurred around 2:19 a.m. at a residence on Park Avenue in Madison, New Jersey. The Madison Police Department sent officers to the scene after receiving a 911 call about a disturbance. When Madison police officers got to the residence, they talked to the victim. According to the victim, the suspect used a knife to slash him on the hand.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the assault and later received medical treatment at Overlook Hospital.

The suspect is a 51-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey. He faces numerous criminal charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on either the assault charges or the weapons offense charges, he could potentially be sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration in NJ State Prison.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Knife Attack in Madison.”

Morris County Simple Assault AttorneysA Newark New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to simple assault charges in connection with a violent incident at the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center in Morris Township, NJ.

The suspect, a 32-year-old Newark resident, worked as a corrections officer at a juvenile detention center in Morris County, New Jersey. She was employed at the facility for more than a decade before recently resigning.

According to law enforcement officials, the suspect violently assaulted a female detainee at the detention facility after the two of them got into a verbal altercation. The suspect allegedly punched and kicked the victim in her head.

The victim was in handcuffs and lying on the ground when the suspect allegedly assaulted her.

The assault by the suspect led to the victim suffering bruises and a swollen lip.

Police conducted an investigation into the suspect and ultimately decided to arrest her for use of excessive force.

The suspect eventually reached a plea deal with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and avoided trial in the case. Now she is expected to be sentenced to one year of probation on the simple assault charges.

Additionally, the suspect also agreed to resign from her position with the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center.

For additional information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Morris County Juvenile Detention Officer Admits Assault on Youth.”

Morristown NJ Aggravated Assault LawyersThe Morris County NJ criminal defense team at the Tormey Law Firm just won an important case and helped a client beat aggravated assault charges.

Our client faced severe penalties if convicted, including 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison, heavy monetary fines, and a criminal record. The charges, and the possible penalties, stemmed from an incident in Morristown, NJ. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect caused serious injury to another man during a fight on a Morristown street.

No Early Release Act in New Jersey

Additionally, since aggravated assault is classified as a violent crime under the No Early Release Act (NERA), the client faced a mandatory period of parole ineligibility. This meant that he would be required to serve at least 85 percent of any prison sentence before becoming eligible for release on parole.

The NERA also stipulates that there is a presumption of incarceration for violent offenders. So even if you do not have a prior criminal record, a conviction for a second degree felony in NJ will mean that you are likely headed to prison.

Fighting Aggravated Assault Charges in Morris County, NJ

In the case of the client accused of committing an aggravated assault on a Morristown NJ street, the Morris County prosecutor initially offered a plea deal that would have required the client to plead guilty to aggravated assault. In exchange for the client pleading guilty, prosecutors would have recommended a sentence of probation. However, that plea agreement would have resulted in the client having a criminal conviction on his permanent record.

Fortunately, the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm were able to successfully get out client admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. PTI is a diversionary program that allows a defendant to avoid prison and keep their record clear of a criminal conviction.

As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) of the New Jersey Criminal Code, a person is guilty of second degree aggravated assault if he attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury. However, aggravated assault is considered a third degree felony if a person attempts to cause significant bodily injury to another or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly.

Under the NJ Criminal Code, the main distinction between a second degree charge of aggravated assault and a third degree charge of aggravated assault is the extent of the victim’s injuries. The key distinction is between “serious” injuries and “significant” injuries. N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(b) defines “serious bodily injury” as bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(d) defines “significant bodily injury” as bodily injury which creates a temporary loss of the function of any bodily member or organ or temporary loss of any one of the five senses.

In the case of the Morristown client, the criminal defense team at the Tormey Law Firm meticulously analyzed the discovery evidence and the victim’s medical records to determine whether the victim actually suffered serious bodily injury. The criminal lawyers also engaged a skilled private investigator to compile information on all of the relevant parties. After numerous conversations with the prosecutors, our attorneys got prosecutors to reduce the second degree aggravated assault charges to third degree aggravated assault charges. The prosecution also agreed to allow our client to enter into Pre-Trial Intervention.

This was a fantastic result for the client. He walked away from the legal process with a chance to keep his criminal record clean. If you or a loved one has been criminally charged with aggravated assault or any other violent crime, contact the assault defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm today to discuss the charges, defense strategies, and how our criminal defense team can help you win your case.

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.”

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.”

Parsippany NJ Aggravated Assault LawyersParsippany New Jersey police recently arrested a man who allegedly assaulted someone during a heated argument over handicap parking.

The violent altercation occurred a few minutes before midnight at a parking lot on Rutgers Lane in Parsippany, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect, an 82-year-old Parsippany man, got into an argument with a 23-year-old man who had parked a motor vehicle in a handicap spot.

The verbal altercation reportedly became physical when the suspect flashed a firearm and allegedly threatened to shoot the victim.

Someone dialed 911 and notified the Parsippany Police Department, which immediately dispatched cops to the scene. When Parsippany police officers got to the parking lot, they found the suspect and the victim. After speaking to both men, the officers made the decision to place the suspect under arrest.

The suspect now faces multiple criminal charges, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He has a pending court date.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “82-Year-Old Charged with Assault, Flashing Gun Over Handicap Parking.”

Butler NJ Traffic LawyersA Vernon NJ man could be on his way to jail after pleading guilty to street racing and causing a fatal car crash in Butler, New Jersey.

The motor vehicle accident occurred on July 29, 2016. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect was driving his car along Route 23 in Butler and speeding when he lost control and crashed.

The force of impact caused all three vehicle occupants to be ejected from the car.

The driver and one of the passengers were seriously injured in the crash Meanwhile, the second passenger was catastrophically hurt and needed to be airlifted to an area hospital. A week after the accident, he died as a result of his injuries.

The car crash victim lived in West Milford NJ and was just 20 years old when he died.

Detectives with the Butler Police Department conducted an investigation into the accident and determined that the suspect was taking part in a drag race with another car just moments before the fatal accident.

Now the criminal case is over, with the suspect reaching a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and pleading guilty to assault by auto.

The plea deal calls for Morris County prosecutors to recommend that the suspect receive a sentence of 270 days in the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Reportedly Admits to Racing Before Fatal Route 23 Crash.”

Pequannock NJ Aggravated Assault LawyersA New York man was placed under arrest after allegedly stabbing a co-worker at a Chinese restaurant located in Pequannock, NJ.

The stabbing incident occurred a short time before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Golden China Restaurant, a popular restaurant on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Pequannock, New Jersey.

The suspect is an employee at the Chinese restaurant and he allegedly got into an argument with another employee. The verbal altercation eventually became violent, with the suspect reportedly grabbing a kitchen knife and using it to stab the victim.

Pequannock NJ police sent officers to the restaurant, where they found the victim suffering from stab wounds to his arm and his abdomen. The victim was then taken via ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Doctors at the Paterson NJ hospital treated the victim and later listed him in stable condition.

Meanwhile, Pequannock NJ detectives investigated the violent altercation and eventually arrested the suspect.

The suspect is a 23-year-old resident of Brooklyn, NY. He faces several criminal charges, including aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance.

To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Restaurant Worker Stabbed Co-Worker in Belly During Quarrel, Cops Say.”

Parsippany Aggravated Assault LawyersParsippany New Jersey police arrested a man who allegedly assaulted someone with a broken bottle at a local residence on Christmas Day.

The violent incident reportedly went down just before 3:30 a.m. on Christmas morning. The Parsippany Police Department got a 911 call about a fight at an apartment on North Beverwyck Road. Parsippany NJ police officers went to the scene, where they found the victim sitting on the front steps of the building and suffering from a cut to his throat.

The victim, a 29-year-old Parsippany man, was transported via ambulance to a local medical facility. Doctors at the Parsippany NJ hospital treated the victim for his stab wounds and later listed him in stable condition.

Meanwhile, Parsippany police officers searched for the suspect and managed to locate him two days later. The suspect was then placed under arrest without any further incident.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man who lives in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, faces numerous criminal charges, including aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a bail amount of $35,000.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Cutting Victim’s Throat on Christmas with Broken Bottle.”