Morristown NJ Lawyer Gets Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Dismissed at Hearing

Travis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client at a Final Restraining Order (FRO) hearing. Our client was a married father of two with no prior criminal record. He suffers from depression issues, which was important because the basis for the restraining order was that he had allegedly threatened to commit suicide with a knife in his own home. His wife wrestled the knife away from him and he was subsequently hospitalized.

Mr. Tormey was able to successfully argue to the judge at the hearing that there was no domestic violence committed here. Our client’s wife clearly testified that he never hit her on this occasion or at any other time. Additionally, it was clear that she was not afraid of our client, as evidenced by the fact that she wrestled a knife away from him so that he could not hurt himself. As a result, Mr. Tormey was able to persuade the judge that a restraining order was not necessary to protect the wife from the husband. The temporary restraining order (TRO) was dismissed, representing a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm.