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New Jersey Appeals Court Addresses Key Questions about Bail Reform

New Jersey implemented its Bail Reform Act, which took effect in January of 2017, to level the playing field for criminal defendants statewide. Bail Reform arose out of a system which significantly favored higher-income defendants over those who may not be in a financial position to post bail. Under the new system, courts employ a risk-assessment…Continue Reading

Third degree eluding police and 16 points in traffic tickets result in no criminal record and no license suspension

Third Degree Eluding Police in Hudson County, New Jersey Christopher Perry and Travis Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client facing a third degree felony for eluding a police officer as well as a number of traffic violations which totaled 16 motor vehicle points if he was convicted of all these…Continue Reading

The Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTI) in New Jersey Criminal Cases

New Jersey PTI Lawyers in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark The Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTI) for first time offenders in New Jersey Criminal Cases The Pre-Trial Intervention program (known as “PTI”) is a first-time offender program in certain New Jersey criminal matters. The PTI program is a Superior Court program so it must be used on indictable…Continue Reading

When You Face Criminal Charges in Hackensack New Jersey

Hackensack, New Jersey is the most populous city in Bergen County. It is home to nearly 45,000 residents, as well as the Bergen County Superior Court, the Bergen County Jail, and it serves as the county seat. Within its 4.346 square miles, Hackensack also houses the renowned Hackensack University Medical Center and Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Teaneck campus.…Continue Reading

NJ Governor Targets Marijuana, Prescription Drugs in Last State of the State Address

In his last state-of-the-state address, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talked marijuana legalization, prescription drug policy reform, and the expansion of drug rehabilitation programs as an alternative to incarceration for those convicted of drug crimes in New Jersey. On Tuesday, January 10th, Christie gave his seventh state-of-the-state speech, the last of its kind during his…Continue Reading

New Jersey Official Misconduct Charges Confined to Public Servants

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed that a volunteer member of the First Aid Squad cannot be charged with official misconduct in New Jersey because this position cannot be considered a “public employee.” The aforementioned decision arose in the context of a criminal case against Brandon T. Morrison, a former treasurer of the Pemberton First Aid…Continue Reading

NJ Law Adds Cyber-Harassment to Predicate Acts of Domestic Violence

As is the case with many areas of law, the legal doctrine on domestic violence in New Jersey is constantly evolving. In the most recent development, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a new bill into law that adds cyber-harassment to the list of criminal acts that may constitute domestic violence. On Monday, December 5, 2016, Governor Christie…Continue Reading

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Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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