Travis J. Tormey and Alissa Hascup of the Tormey Law Firm, LLC recently defended a client against charges of illegal possession of prescription drugs and underage possession of alcohol. Since our client had no prior criminal record and was a college student at New York University (NYU), he had a bright future ahead of him. As a result, it was imperative that we help him avoid jail and keep his record clean of any criminal conviction.
The charges were extremely serious. Our client was facing a felony on his record for the illegal prescription drug possession charge. Additionally, the charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle could have led to jail time and a mandatory two-year license suspension if our client was convicted.
The facts were as follows: Our client was stopped by police while driving his parents’ motor vehicle with his cousin in the passenger seat. In the trunk there was liquor belonging to his parents. Additionally, when the officers searched the vehicle they found nine (9) Adderall pills. This led police to charge both our client and the passenger with felony possession of prescription drugs and underage possession of the alcohol in the trunk of the vehicle.
Based on our client’s clean background and the circumstances of the case, Ms. Hascup convinced the assistant Morris County prosecutor to remand the case back to Mendham Municipal Court as a misdemeanor. This meant that our client was no longer facing felony charges. Then, Mr. Tormey appeared in Mendham Municipal Court and worked out a plea agreement with the municipal prosecutor. As a result of Ms. Hascup and Mr. Tormey’s efforts, the client was able to stay out of jail, keep his record clean, and maintain his license. This was a tremendous outcome for the client and a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm, LLC.