Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys with Offices in Morristown, NJ
Travis 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.