Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client at a final restraining order (FRO) hearing in the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, New Jersey.
Our firm’s client was a volunteer fireman in Morris County who had no prior criminal record. He had recently gone through a bad breakup with his girlfriend of several months. Unfortunately for him, she broke up with him over text message and he was unable to get any closure with a “face to face” conversation. As a result, when he happened to run into her at a local pub later two days later in Morris Plains, he decided to follow her home so that he could speak to her about their relationship. His ex-girlfriend then filed a restraining order against him, claiming that he was stalking her and that she feared for her safety.
A final restraining order (FRO) hearing was held before a Superior Court judge in Morris County. After the hearing, the judge dismissed the temporary restraining order (TRO). He did not find evidence to support a stalking charge, which typically requires a course of conduct that involves more than one incident. The judge also found that Mr. Tormey’s client’s intentions were simply to speak to her about their relationship, not to alarm her or frighten her.
This was a great result for our client and for the Tormey Law Firm.