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Garfield NJ Man Accused of Sexual Assault in Paterson, NJ
Posted on December 18, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Garfield NJ Sexual Assault LawyerPaterson NJ police arrested a Garfield man who allegedly punched and sexually assaulted a woman.

According to authorities, the 38-year-old suspect attacked the 40-year-old victim while she walked in the area of Railroad Avenue and Green Street in Paterson, New Jersey. The incident reportedly occurred near the train tracks.

The victim told police that she got away from the assailant and ran toward the road; she was then able to get the attention of a passing motorist and seek assistance.

The victim later provided officers with a detailed description of the suspect. Police officers subsequently canvassed the area and eventually located the suspect. According to police, the suspect was found hiding in bushes near the scene of the alleged attack.

After being taken into custody, the suspect was charged with aggravated sexual assault. The suspect has also been charged with resisting arrest.

Paterson police are continuing to investigate the incident. At this time, police have not released a great deal of information about the suspect. Police have also not revealed if the suspect knew the victim.

If the suspect is eventually convicted of aggravated sexual assault, he could be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a, a person is guilty of aggravated sexual assault when they use physical force and cause severe personal injury to the victim. A conviction can result in a sentence of 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Moreover, since the No Early Release Act applies to violent crimes, the suspect would be required to serve at least 85 percent of any prison sentence.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Garfield Man Punched, Sexually Assaulted Woman in Paterson.”

Lodi NJ Man Accused of Storing Child Porn on Personal Computer
Posted on December 16, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

 

Lodi NJ Child Porn ChargesA Lodi NJ man was recently arrested and charged with child pornography possession.

Investigators with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit began an investigation after authorities received a report that the 47-year-old suspect had illicit images stored on one of his computers. According to prosecutors, the images depicted prepubescent children engaging in sexual activity.

As part of the investigation, officers served a search warrant at the suspect’s home. Investigators seized the suspect’s personal computer and searched for the illicit files.

According to prosecutors, investigators found child pornography on the suspect’s computer. Investigators also allegedly discovered videos and pictures of child pornography on other electronic devices at the suspect’s house.

As a result of the investigation, the suspect has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault. Although prosecutors have not yet released any details on the assault charge, it is believed by authorities that the assault was committed against a police officer.

After being charged and placed under arrest, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail. He was being held at the facility in lieu of $15,000 bail.

For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Man Charged with Possession of Child Porn.”

New Milford NJ Man Arrested After Police Reportedly Find 200 Oxycodone Pills
Posted on December 15, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

New Milford Oxycodone Distribution ChargesPolice in New Milford NJ arrested a local man after they allegedly found a number of illegal prescription drugs in his residence.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force began investigating the 32-year-old suspect shortly after receiving information about illegal drug possession. The task force was assisted in the investigation by the New Milford Police Department and the Montvale Police Department.

Investigators eventually obtained a search warrant to search the suspect’s home.

Once inside the suspect’s house, investigators reportedly found 200 oxycodone pills, as well as other drugs. Among the other drugs allegedly found by police were marijuana and suboxone. Police also reportedly found drug paraphernalia.

According to police, the drugs have a street value of roughly $6,000.

The suspect was placed under arrest. At this time, he has been charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. However, prosecutors anticipate filing additional charges, including possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After being arrested, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail; he is being held there on $20,000 bail. The suspect will remain in the facility until he either posts bail or has his next court appearance at the Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.

For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “New Milford Man Arrested on Oxycodone Distribution Charge, Prosecutor Says.”

Bergenfield and Teaneck Man Arrested in Connection with Burglary
Posted on December 13, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Bergenfield NJ Burglary ChargesA Bergenfield NJ man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a local residence.

According to the resident of a home on Norfolk Street, the suspect forced his way through the front door. When the resident confronted the suspect, he reportedly darted off.

At that point, the suspect allegedly ran toward a vehicle and left the scene. PSE&G workers were in the area at the time; they reportedly saw the suspect get into the vehicle, which was being driven by another man.

The PSE&G workers provided police with a description of the vehicle. A short time later, police officers from the Teaneck Police Department spotted a vehicle matching the description on Forest Avenue in Teaneck.

The driver and the passenger were detained. After being identified by witnesses as the culprits in the burglary, the suspects were arrested.

The suspect who allegedly broke into the Bergenfield house has been identified as a 45-year-old Bergenfield man. The suspect who allegedly drove the getaway car has been identified as a 53-year-old Teaneck man.

The Bergenfield suspect has been charged with burglary and attempted theft. Meanwhile, the Teaneck suspect has been charged with complicity to commit burglary and complicity to commit theft.

If the suspects are convicted on the burglary charges, they could end up spending a significant amount of time behind bars. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is a third degree felony. This means that a burglary conviction is punishable by 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

After being arrested and charged, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail; they were each being held at the facility on $70,000 bail amounts.

For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Bergenfield Man Chased off After Break-in Try, Police Say.”

Fair Lawn Police Arrest 11-Year-Old Boy Who Allegedly Tried to Steal Paintball Guns
Posted on December 11, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Fair Lawn NJ Burglary LawyerAn 11-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly attempting to steal paintball guns and accessories in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Fair Lawn police officers responded to a burglar alarm at New Breed Paintball, a store on Fair Lawn Avenue. When a police officer arrived at the business, he reportedly saw that a glass door in the rear of the shop had been shattered.

When the officer went inside the store, he reportedly found the juvenile suspect hiding behind a counter. According to police, the suspect was trying to place the stolen items into a bag.

Police said that the items which the boy tried to take have a value of more than $2,000.

The suspect, who resides in Paterson NJ, was issued a number of juvenile complaints, including complaints for burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.

According to police, the suspect was already wanted on multiple juvenile warrants that were issued in Passaic County.

After being arrested for the alleged theft at the paintball store, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Detention Center in Teterboro. A judge ordered that the boy be held at the facility.

The suspect’s name has not been released because he is underage.

For additional information, view the NJ.com article entitled “Boy, 11, Caught Stealing $2,300 in Paintball Gear, Fair Lawn Police Say.”

Lodi NJ Man Accused of Violent Threat, Charged with Aggravated Assault
Posted on December 10, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Lodi NJ Assault ChargesPolice in Lodi NJ arrested a local man who allegedly attacked an acquaintance and held a knife to his throat.

Lodi police received a report of a physical altercation at a local residence. When police officers arrived at the scene, they saw the aftermath of a serious disagreement.

According to authorities, the suspect got into an argument with the victim at a gathering. The argument escalated, resulting in the suspect allegedly holding a knife to the victim’s throat.

Police also said that the suspect punched the victim.

Responding officers reportedly recovered the knife used in the attack. According to police, the officers also came across evidence which suggests that an assault occurred.

As a result of what police allegedly found at the scene, the suspect has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

If the suspect is convicted of aggravated assault, he might face significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(2) classifies aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as a third degree criminal offense. This means that the suspect could be subject to a sentence of 5–10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Although Lodi police are actively investigating the incident, they have not yet released any additional details about what transpired.

While the investigation continues, the suspect remains in the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Man Accused of Holding Kitchen Knife to Man’s Throat.”

Man Reportedly Murders Fiancée, Kills Himself in Moonachie NJ
Posted on December 9, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Moonachie NJ Homicide LawyerA Moonachie NJ man reportedly murdered his fiancée and then killed himself.

According to Bergen County prosecutors, Moonachie police received a report of a double shooting at a mobile home located at 3 West First Street. The unit was located in the Vanguard mobile home community. The 911 call was apparently placed by a man who lived with the couple in the trailer.

Members of several agencies responded to the call, including detectives with the Moonachie Police Major Crimes Unit, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office.

When officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly found the 34-year-old suspect and his 33-year-old fiancée lying lifeless on the living room floor inside the mobile home unit. Police believe that the suspect shot his fiancée to death before putting the gun to his own head.

Prosecutors said that autopsies were performed on the deceased. The autopsies reportedly revealed that both individuals died of gunshot wounds to the head.

Prosecutors also confirmed that the suspect wrote a Facebook post one week before the shooting. The suspect reportedly declared undying love for his fiancée in the post.

Although the investigation into the shooting remains ongoing, authorities have not yet determined a motive for the murder-suicide.

For more information, access the NJ.com article entitled “Man Fatally Shoots Fiancée, Turns Gun on Himself inside Moonachie Mobile Home, Prosecutor Says.”

Two Men Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing Tenafly Police in Stolen Car
Posted on December 5, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

Tenafly NJ Eluding LawyerTenafly NJ police arrested two men who allegedly stole a car and led officers on a high-speed pursuit.

A Tenafly police officer was running a radar check while parked on the shoulder of Route 9W near East Clinton Avenue. When the officer noticed a silver Toyota Camry moving at an unusually slow speed and with its headlights inexplicably turned off in the darkness, he began pursuit.

As soon as the officer pulled out, the Camry began to gain speed. The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and siren, but the suspects’ car did not yield.

The officer called for backup and was soon joined in the pursuit by officers from Cresskill, Alpine, and other nearby police departments.

The pursuit was brief, with the suspects’ car eventually coming to a stop on a dead-end street in Alpine, New Jersey.

The 19-year-old driver of the car was placed under arrest and charged with eluding. He was also charged with several traffic offenses.

Meanwhile, the 50-year-old passenger in the car was arrested and charged with auto theft because the vehicle had been reported as stolen from a rental lot at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Two Men Caught in Stolen Car After Pursuit, Tenafly Police Say.”

2nd Offense DWI Dismissed in Rutherford Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm
Posted on November 19, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

case dismissedTravis J. Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client in Rutherford Municipal Court who was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. Unfortunately, the client had one prior DWI offense, which occurred almost exactly 10 years before.

However, because the offense was not committed exactly 10 years prior or more (missing the deadline by 8 days), this offense would be treated as a second offense DWI under New Jersey law and, as a result, our client was facing a 2-year license suspension, 30 days of community service, and up to 90 days in jail.

Mr. Tormey obtained the discovery in the case and isolated many issues related to the Alcotest machine and the field sobriety testing. First, the client’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .09%, which is only slightly over the legal limit of .08% BAC. Moreover, the client suffers from asthma and uses an alcohol inhaler frequently which could have inflated his breath test results. The officer also failed to note that he changed the mouthpiece in between breath samples which could allow mouth alcohol to linger in the mouthpiece and inflate the reading.

Now, once the reading was challenged and suppressed by the prosecutor, the next hurdle to overcome was the observations known as the field sobriety tests. These are typically the one leg stand test and the walk and turn test. Mr. Tormey was able to challenge these results as well based on multiple issues.

Our client recently had major back surgery known as a spinal fusion and, therefore, was not medically capable of performing these tests under any circumstances…..ever. He is also over 50 pounds overweight which makes the tests almost impossible to perform as well.

Due to all of these issues and the defense tactics of the Tormey Law Firm, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the DWI because he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The client plead guilty to another minor traffic summons for failure to keep right and received a 45-day license suspension for that violation. Needless to say, the client and his wife were elated with the result and promised to use the Tormey Law Firm for all their future legal needs.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense in Bergen County, New Jersey, contact the offices of the Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-556-1570. Free consultations are always provided free of charge.

Lodi Man Accused of Aggravated Assault During Alleged Domestic Dispute
Posted on November 18, 2014 by Travis Tormey | 0 Comments

lodi aggravated assault domestic violenceA Lodi man is now facing charges for aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child after an alleged domestic dispute during which he is accused of pouring bleach on two victims, one of whom is a juvenile.

Bergen County officials arrived at a residence on Main Street in Lodi at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th, when a domestic dispute was said to have occurred. Responding officers soon arrested 37-year-old Brian Cameron for allegedly pouring bleach on a woman and a juvenile during the incident.

Cameron was then charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. He remains in custody at the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail set at $102,500, excluding a 10 percent option.

As a result of the aforementioned accusations, Cameron will be prosecuted in the Bergen County Superior Court, with a significant prison term now hanging over his head. Among his alleged crimes, those for aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child are felony-level offenses, while the degree of the specific charges vary on a case-by-case basis.

Interestingly, both aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child offenses can be classified as first, second, third, or fourth degree crimes. This means that two defendants can be charged with a criminal offense in violation of the same statute, yet face entirely different penalties upon conviction.

For instance, an individual charged with fourth degree aggravated assault can be sentenced to a maximum term of 18 months in New Jersey State Prison. However, in a case involving different circumstances, the defendant may be charged with first degree aggravated assault, which is punishable by between 10 and 20 years in prison.

Contributing factors to the determination of the degree of an aggravated assault charge include: the nature of the force allegedly used, the severity of the injuries to the victim, the presence (or lack thereof) of weapon, and the identity of the victim (i.e. a law enforcement officer or public servant).

For additional information, access the following article: Lodi man poured bleach on juvenile during domestic dispute, cops say