Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client facing simple assault charges in the Parsippany Municipal Court. Since the New Jersey criminal code classifies simple assault as a disorderly persons offense, the client was facing up to six months in county jail, a fine of as much as $1,000, and a permanent criminal charge on his record if convicted.
In this case, our client had no prior record. The incident occurred while he was staying at the Parsippany Hilton in order to attend a funeral. Late at night, he was awakened by a group of teenagers who running up and down the halls of the hotel as they screamed and banged on doors. Our client asked the teenagers several times to cease their conduct, but they refused. Eventually, our client allegedly pushed several of the young men in an attempt to reprimand them. Someone called the police, and our client was charged with simple assault.
One of Mr. Tormey’s first actions after being hired to handle the case was to let the prosecutor know that he might file disorderly conduct charges against the juveniles involved. This prompted the prosecutor to agree to drop the simple assault charges against our client. Needless to say, our client was extremely happy to avoid going to jail. Our client is now in the process of expunging his record. Once this expungement goes through, his arrest record will be removed from his criminal history. This was a very satisfying result for both our client and the Tormey Law Firm.
If you are facing assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.