Travis Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm recently defended a client against criminal charges stemming from an on-field incident at a NY Jets football game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The client was a fan who stepped onto the field shortly after the game ended and removed a towel from a bin without permission.
The client did have a field pass to go onto the field; however, she got a little too excited and “jumped the gun” by going onto the MetLife field early and without permission. She was subsequently detained by police and charged with disorderly conduct and defiant trespassing. Police also issued her a citation for a municipal violation for creating a disturbance at MetLife Stadium, the home field for the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Giants.
The client was subject to potentially significant penalties if convicted on the most serious disorderly conduct charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, anyone who engages in tumultuous behavior with purpose to cause public inconvenience can be charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. A conviction on disorderly conduct charges could result in a sentence of up to 90 days in the county jail.
After being placed under arrest, the client contacted Travis J. Tormey, who immediately began defending her. Mr. Tormey talked to the prosecutor and emphasized the fact that his client had received permission to be on the field at some point after the game ended. Additionally, Mr. Tormey noted that his client did not have a prior record. Mr. Tormey negotiated a favorable plea deal with the prosecutor, resulting in the prosecutor’s office dropping the criminal charges in the case. The client was then allowed to plead guilty to the municipal ordinance violation, incurring only a small fine.
Thanks to Travis Tormey’s strong negotiating skills, the client will have no criminal record as a result of this unfortunate incident. This was a huge win for the Tormey Law Firm and a fantastic outcome for the client.
Travis J. Tormey frequently defends clients against criminal charges, including disorderly conduct, trespassing, and simple assault. He appears in East Rutherford Municipal Court on a regular basis. Contact Mr. Tormey now to schedule a free consultation at his conveniently located office in Hackensack, NJ.