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 charges. Our client was a man in his 50’s with no prior criminal record and a very good driving record as well. First, our attorneys appeared at the Central Judicial Processing Court, known as “CJP”, at the Hudson County Superior Court. Because of the third degree felony charge, the case was originally scheduled in the Hudson County Superior Court. However, our Hudson County NJ criminal defense lawyers successfully convinced the prosecutor’s office to downgrade the case back to the Weehawken Municipal Court as disorderly persons (misdemeanor) offenses. So, our client was no longer facing a permanent felony on his record and 3-5 years in state prison if convicted of a third degree eluding charge.
Then, we appeared in the Weehawken Municipal Court to deal with the disorderly persons offense criminal charges as well as the 16 points in traffic tickets that our client was facing. If you accrue 10-12 motor vehicle points on your New Jersey driver’s license then the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will take action against your license and suspend your driving privileges. Mr. Tormey was able to speak to the police officers involved and the prosecutor and negotiate a plea agreement that resulted in no criminal record (a borough ordinance violation) and our client received 4 points on his license and the court did not suspend his driving privileges.
Under the circumstances, this was a tremendous result and our client was very satisfied with the legal representation he received from the Tormey Law Firm LLC.