Alissa Hascup and Travis J. Tormey Combat Aggravated Assault Charges in East Orange, NJ

Travis J. Tormey and Alissa Hascup of the Tormey Law Firm recently defended a client against aggravated assault charges in Essex County, New Jersey. The charges arose from a domestic violence incident in East Orange, NJ. Initially, the charges were sent to the prosecutor at the Essex County Superior Court in Newark, NJ for disposition.

Since the client’s wife refused to testify against him in court, our experienced criminal defense attorneys were able to convince the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to downgrade the aggravated assault charge to simple assault and remand the case back to the East Orange Municipal Court. Once the charge had been downgraded to a disorderly persons offense, our client was no longer at risk of having a felony conviction appear on his permanent record.

Once the case had been sent back to East Orange Municipal Court, our criminal defense lawyers persuaded the municipal prosecutor to allow our client to complete eight anger management sessions instead of serving jail time. Upon successful completion of the session, the charges against our client would be dismissed. Needless to say, our client was extremely happy about this outcome.


If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense lawyer Alissa D. Hascup for a free consultation about your case.