Morristown New Jersey Criminal Law Post

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Travis J. Tormey, Esq.

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Three Men Allegedly Used Fake Credit Cards at Stores in Riverdale, Paramus, New Jersey

Posted in Drug Charges, Fraud Offenses, Theft and Fraud Offenses, Traffic Violations, Uncategorized
Riverdale NJ police recently arrested three people who allegedly used fraudulent credit cards to make purchases at local businesses. The Riverdale Police Department got a call about suspicious activity by a customer at a Target store on State Route 23 in Riverdale, New Jersey. A Target loss prevention officer told police that the suspect was… Continue Reading

Jefferson volunteer fireman admitted into PTI program after allegedly stealing from department

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A 24-year-old volunteer firefighter from Jefferson Township, who was accused of stealing gas and money from the department, was admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program in Morris County earlier this month. As part of his PTI admission, he gave up his position at the department and agreed never to seek public employment. He will be on probation for 18 months, must pay $320 in restitution to the fire department, and complete 50 hours of community service. If he complies with these conditions of PTI and stays out of trouble, the charges will be dismissed at the end of the probation.… Continue Reading

Pequannok man charged with criminal mischief after tire slashing incident

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A 35-year-old Pequannok man has been charged with criminal mischief and defiant trespassing after an argument led to him slashing tires on an SUV and a trailer. The motive was an argument where someone told him to stop driving his four-wheeler on their property. He apparently was not happy with this and retaliated by slashing the property owners tires. He was apprehended by police after someone took a picture of him with their cell phone at the scene of the crime. An officer was able to identify the man from the photo and questioned him at his home. They then inspected his four wheeler and arrested him for criminal mischief and defiant trespassing, two disorderly persons offenses.… Continue Reading

Hanover Police: Drunk Driver had synthetic marijuana in vehicle

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A suspected drunk driver was arrested by Hanover PD after driving around in circles in a parking lot on Ridgedale Avenue. When officers arrived, they found him drinking in the vehicle and he also had vials containing small amounts of synthetic marijuana, according to the NJ.com article. The driver claimed he was lost. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.… Continue Reading

Hanover police looking for suspect after theft of laptop from Radio Shack

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Hanover police are looking for a man after the theft of a laptop from a Radio Shack display on Ridgedale Avenue last Thursday. A store employee called police after a laptop was taken off a display in the store by a man described as 40 years old, standing 6 foot 4. He also had a dark spot on his face above his upper lip and was wearing jeans and a denim jacket. The theft occurred around 1:45 p.m. as employees saw the man around the display and then quickly leave the store. The laptop was an Acer Aspire notebook worth $299.00.… Continue Reading

Dover woman calls 911 for help, gets charged with DWI

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A Boontown township police officer responded to a 911 call from a driver requesting assistance around 1:30 a.m. earlier this month and found a Dover woman who was apparently intoxicated. The woman called 911 and gave a description of her vehicle but hung up before providing her location. Police canvassed the area and found a vehicle with a similar description. When police approached the vehicle, the driver was incoherent from intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests.… Continue Reading

Bridgewater NJ Shoplifting Charges Dropped

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I represented a client today in the Bridgewater Municipal Court who was charged with shoplifting under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11, a disorderly persons offense. The client was facing the following if convicted: A $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the county jail, and a permanent criminal charge on his record. Furthermore, our client was in the country on a visa and was not a citizen. In fact, he was in the process of filing for his citizenship after being in the country for twenty years. He had no prior criminal record. If he was convicted of shoplifting in New Jersey, which is considered a "crime of moral terpitude", he would most likely be denied his citizenship and could even be deported from the country.… Continue Reading

Judge denies motion to dismiss indictment in Boonton homicide case

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Judge Robert Gilson denied the defense's motion to dismiss the indictment against Kashif Parvaiz, accused of conspiring with a female friend to kill his wife in August 2011. The Judge denied the defense's motion to dismiss the 17 count indictment which includes murder, conspiracy, weapons charges, and child endangerment. The defense argued that the State failed to enter potentially exculpatory evidence during the grand jury proceeding and that the State failed to determine if the grand jurors were biased or partial based on the amount of media coverage of the case prior to the presentation for the indictment.… Continue Reading

Injured naked female flees DWI crash, Bloomingdale police report

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A woman allegedly crashed her vehicle and fled the scene in Bloomingdale earlier this month and when the police found her she "did not appear to be dressed appropriately for the cold weather". Several officers responded to the report of an accident at 4:17 a.m., according to the Bloomingdale news release which was titled "DWI & Injured naked female".… Continue Reading

Man shows up in Chester court high, has 236 packets of heroin in vehicle

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A man showed up at the Chester Municipal Court high on heroin and was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of heroin after a search of his vehicle revealed large quantities of heroin along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. After the man arrived in court clearly under the influence of something, police officers questioned him and he had trouble staying awake. He then admitted that he had used heroin earlier in the day.… Continue Reading

Madison police release photos of robbery suspects

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Madison police released photos Friday of robbery suspects, a man and woman, who allegedly tried to rob a money transfer service on Cook Avenue last month. According to reports, a woman entered Giro express first around noon on February 21 and engaged in conversation with a store employee. She then left and a moment later a man showed up brandishing a silver handgun and demanding money.… Continue Reading

Parsippany police arrested eight prostitutes in a week, according to reports

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Parsippany police had a busy week last week as they reportedly arrested eight women for prostitution after an investigation using undercover cops and the internet led to these arrests. The investigation was also fueled by tips from hotel owners, guests, and residents about a possible prostitution ring in the area. Parsippany is a prime location for prostitutes to work and meet their clients because it is accessible by three major highways: 80, 46, and 287.… Continue Reading

Man apprehended during attempted arson of Masonic lodge in Morristown

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A 50-year-old Morris Township man was arrested and charged after an attempted arson of a Masonic lodge on Maple Avenue in Morristown earlier this month. According to reports, the defendant broke into the lodge with gas cans and plans of setting fire to the Masonic lodge when he was detected by a property manager who fought with him and detained him until police arrived. When police arrived, the two men were fighting and were immediately detained. The caretaker of the property suffered minor injuries from the altercation.… Continue Reading

Middlesex County and Old Bridge NJ Shoplifting Success Stories

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I recently represented a client who was charged with shoplifting in Middlesex County, New Jersey. First, she was charged with an indictable (felony) shoplifting case. Based on the fact that she had no prior criminal record, I was able to obtain her admission into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. This was crucial in this case because the defendant was not a US citizen and was a green-card holder. As a result, if she was convicted of a felony shoplifting offense she would undoubtedly be deported from the country. PTI allowed her to remain in the country and, if she successfully completed probation, the charges would be dismissed.… Continue Reading

Woman charged with drug DUI after falling asleep behind wheel, Mount Olive police say

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A 24-year-old Connecticut woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel and crashing her vehicle on Route 46 in Mount Olive, New Jersey. The officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and found the driver asleep behind the wheel with her airbags deployed, indicating that the vehicle had recently been in an accident. Officers found a prescription bottle in the vehicle with twenty-seven (27) various pills which the driver did not have a prescription for.… Continue Reading

Boonton man takes 48 pills, Xanex, smoked pot and then drove, police say

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A Boonton man took 48 cough and cold pills and Xanex and then got behind the wheel of his vehicle, according to local police. Then, while in the vehicle, he smoked marijuana with his passenger. The man was pulled over for running a red light around 1 a.m. in Lake Hopatcong and the officer smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was barely able to speak and the officer discovered that he had taken 48 cough and cold pills and Xanex before driving.… Continue Reading

Wayne man admits running gambling resorts in Parsippany, Pequannock

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A Wayne man plead guilty last week to two counts of maintaining a gambling resort at the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ. The plea agreement will result in probation, 200 hours of community service, and the forfeiture of almost $90,000 of gambling proceeds which were seized. The defendant had been the owner of Connections Internet Cafe which had two locations, one in Parsippany and one in Pequannock.… Continue Reading

DWI crash into Mendham Township home on Cold Hill Road

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A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with drunk driving (DWI) after crashing his vehicle into the front of a Cold Hill Road home earlier this week. Police responded to the scene Tuesday night to find the defendant's 2002 Volkswagon Jetta on the front yard of the Cold Hill Road home after the defendant's vehicle crashed into it, causing damage to the front porch and an interior wall to crack.… Continue Reading

Attempted burglary of Kinnelon man’s home after his car was burglarized weeks before

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A Kinnelon man has had a tough month. His car was burglarized several weeks ago along with twelve (12) other vehicles earlier this month. Then, he returned home over the weekend to find his home had been damaged after a failed burglary attempt. Police found shoe prints in the snow leading up to a rear window that had been smashed in and pried open. Luckily, nothing was missing from the home. According to police, it did not appear than anyone had actually made it into the house. Police ask that anyone with information contact the Kinnelon police department at 973-838-5400.… Continue Reading

Alleged Drunk Driver (DWI) injures two in Budd Lake crash

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Local police say that a crash over the weekend caused by a drunk driver injured two people in Budd Lake. Police responded to the scene of the accident around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and found one of the drivers to be intoxicated, according to reports. The driver of the other vehicle and a passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment.… Continue Reading

Four charged with heroin possession, theft of TVs from Walmart in Mount Olive

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Two men and two women were apprehended Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal flat screen TVs from Walmart in Mount Olive, New Jersey. Officers were alerted to a shopliftin in progress at the Walmart on Route 206 in Mount Olive. An officer in the area recognized a vehicle that had been described in multiple shoplifting incidents in the area in Mount Olive and Mansfield Township. The officer pulled the vehicle over and found two flat screen TVs in the bed of the truck.… Continue Reading