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Bergen County Criminal and DWI Defense
This page has a ton of information on criminal charges and DWI defense in Bergen County NJ.

Morristown Criminal Law Post
A long time blog, that I've written and run for years.  There is a ton of great legal content on this site!

Morristown Criminal Law

Essex County Criminal Law

You can fight the charges that you’re facing

“The Tormey Law Firm is a team of criminal and DWI lawyers in NJ, that will challenge every element of the case against you, and fight to have your charges dismissed.”

If you have been arrested and have a pending legal matter, I understand that you’re worried. Finding this website is a powerful step towards fighting your charges, and putting this situation behind you.

If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey, please Click Here for more information about your charge, or watch our video series on How To Beat DWI  For other legal matters, we highly recommend you take a look at our Top 5 Ways To Beat A Criminal Charge series or continue reading to learn more about our law firm.

These pages will help you understand the type of law firm that you have found, and our dedication to providing you the best possible defense for your case.

At this stage of your case, contacting an attorney is incredibly important.  Even in the first weeks after your arrest, there are motions that we can file which can drastically improve the outcome of your case.  Here’s an example: a case tried in county court can be punished with county prison time. Municipal cases, or cases tried at the “town” level, will usually not be punished with county prison time.

Filing a simple motion to transfer your case from county court to municipal court can play an immediate role in your expected result by reducing your potential punishment.   These are steps in the right direction without even beginning the real fight against your charges.  These motions are best filed soon after your arrest, so hesitation can cost you.

Tactics like these don’t apply to every case or every charge type.  Every criminal charge has it’s own series of defenses that create positive results.  With highly experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys and even a current active NJ prosecutor fighting on your behalf, our law firm is aware of every advantage and defense strategy that you can use to potentially beat your case.

Many of these strategies are given freely within this website.  Read the information that we provide on your charges.  For one, you might feel more confident in your case if we describe several ways that we can beat it.  You will also be aware of the penalties that you are facing, and what you have to risk if you don’t handle your case properly.  We also have pages for some of our successes in court that might apply to your charge.

Finding Your Charge

We have organized the site by charge type, to make it easy for you to find the information that you need.

DWI Charges - The NJ DWI Lawyers at our firm are highly experienced in DWI law.  We are in the rare group of DWI attorneys certified on the AlcoTest machine itself, which allow us to challenge its readings.  Visit our DWI section to learn how to fight your DWI charges, and everything else there is to know about drunk driving offenses in NJ.

Drug Charges – This section is for any charges related to illegal or controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drug.

Violence and Threat Crimes - If you have been charged with a violent crime like assault, or even a threat crime like harassment or “terroristic threats”, go to the violence and threat crimes section.

Theft and Crimes Of Moral Turpitude - These charges refer to any charge in which you take something that doesn’t belong to you, or if your charge has other “moral” implications that can call your character into question in the future.  Crimes like shoplifting, theft, burglary, fraud, and even bribery fall under this category.

Restraining Orders - For restraining order related issues including how to fight a restraining order, violations, and general info, please visit this page.

Sex Crimes – Sex crime charges can result in significant prison time and do permanent damage to your reputation. To learn more about how you can fight sex crimes accusations in New Jersey, visit this page.

Traffic Offenses - Anything which might have resulted in a ticket, loss of license, or points on your license will be found here.

Other Criminal Charges – Some criminal matters are not quite so easy to classify.  Charges like eluding, criminal mischief, trespassing, or anything that doesn’t fit into the categories above will be found here.

“The New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys in our firm are highly adept at challenging every detail in your arrest, and finding the loopholes that can lead your case to be dismissed.”

We provide criminal law and DWI defense for the following NJ cities: East Rutherford, Elmwood Park,  Englewood,  Fort Lee,  Garfield, Hackensack, Lodi, Lyndhurst,  Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus,  Ridgefield,  Saddle Brook and Teaneck.

An initial strategy in any case involves challenging each element of the “discovery” in your arrest.  The discovery is the entire file of evidence against you. It includes paperwork filed by the arresting officer, the circumstances surrounding your arrest, the probable cause for either pulling your over or searching you, and a huge array of other details.  Challenging any of the elements within your discovery could potentially lead to your case being thrown out.

If we can show that an officer didn’t have a constitutional right to stop your vehicle, to search your pockets, or if he just didn’t even have a right to be standing next to you, we can potentially have the evidence in your case suppressed.

These are just a select few of the ways that we can win cases.

If the case continues, we can take it to trial, and we are highly prepared for any day in the court-room.  We will evaluate any plea bargains that are offered, and if none are acceptable, we fight to completely dismantle the state’s case against you in court.

This is the type of high level defense that we offer at The Tormey Law Firm.

  • We understand how to analyze cases from both sides of the law.  Knowing how the prosecution operates allows us to diffuse their cases.
  • We are familiar with the best ways to challenge the case against you, and we have advanced defense strategies for any criminal charge that you likely face.  We know the methods that work consistently, and how to implement them in the courtroom.
  • We often have relationships with the prosecutors that you are facing.  If they know the reputation of our firm, they are far more likely to negotiate a positive resolution in your case.
  • For DWI cases, I have a series of cutting edge tactics that I use , likeChallenging the Field Sobriety Tests” orChallenging the 20 Minute Observation Period.  I’ve used these strategies in thousands of DWI cases that I’ve handled as a NJ DWI lawyer. Also, I am one of few NJ DWI Attorneys that is certified to operate and therefore challenge the breath testing device that the police use in DWI charges.  There are very few attorneys that can say the same thing.
  • We’ve handled thousands of criminal cases, including murder charges, gun charges, drug cases and NJ DWI charges.
  • We enjoy fighting cases in court and we are passionate about winning.
  • We are here for you any time you want to talk about your case, give us a call anytime.

“Having worked in multiple large firms and at the US Attorney’s office, I’ve realized that a lot of the other lawyers have stopped doing the best work for their clients.”

There are high level attorneys that don’t want to put real time into a case.

In my time at other firms, it seemed as though many attorneys wanted to step into a meeting room with the prosecutor, and take the first settlement offered.  That simply doesn’t get the best result for a client.

You deserve to know that your money is being well spent on your defense, and that involves a lot of very difficult and tedious work on our part.

We will research the accuracy of little details in your paperwork.  We will put every detail regarding the circumstance in which you were arrested into question.  What procedures did the officer follow?  Did he follow them correctly?  Did he document everything correctly?  Can all of the evidence and even its transfer be accounted for?  Is your trial being held “expediently”?  Each case has a different series of questions that can be asked and need to be answered.

The best criminal attorneys and the best DWI attorneys in New Jersey know how to attack your case, and they should be able to explain how they plan to do when you talk to them.

“Relationships are important in New Jersey courts.”

It’s hard to believe, but “who you know” actually matters. The best case outcomes aren’t always gained by fighting.

Whether its a personal relationship with a prosecutor, or simply the reputation for being an aggressive criminal defense attorney, courtroom relationships are important.  Prosecutors offer deals when they think that they might walk into court and lose, and they are not going to be afraid of a mediocre attorney.

We are proud to be a well respected law firm in the state of New Jersey.

“We offer payment plans for your criminal defense.”

We know that money can be an issue for some of my potential clients, and other law firms charge some crazy prices.  At the Tormey Law Firm, we are happy to work with you on payment plans and getting you the representation you need at a fair price.

If you think that my law firm can help you, please don’t hesitate to call me any time, day or night.  I understand what you’re going through, and I’m here to help.  I offer free consultations and you can call me anytime.

Travis J. Tormey Esq.
Phone: (201) 556-1571
Fax: (201) 556-1572