Our Experience

Our defense team boasts an impressive set of credentials, having served on both sides of the legal aisle. Consolidating extensive knowledge of criminal defense with prosecutorial and law enforcement experience, The Tormey Law Firm employs all means necessary to combat the State's case and successfully advocate for our clients. Our talented staff includes:


A former New Jersey Assistant Prosecutor who has prosecuted numerous high-profile cases involving attempted murder, weapons charges, aggravated assault, and felony marijuana distribution.


A former New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor with first-hand exposure to the inner workings of New Jersey's Municipal Court system.


Several attorneys who have worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey in the sex crimes, white-collar crimes, and gang task force units.


A retired New Jersey State Trooper and Police Academy Instructor who now serves as a private investigator and expert witness for the firm.


A Certified Operator of the Alcotest 7110 Breathalyzer Device, who evaluates police protocol in all DWI cases to identify errors in procedure.


Having defended thousands of clients in New Jersey's Superior and Municipal Courts, The Tormey Law Firm's seasoned attorneys fight to win.

Practice Areas

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Traffic Violations

By hiring a lawyer to deal with this process, you can potentially beat this case and you will definitely avoid wasting a day in court.

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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.

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Drug Offenses

Drug charges in New Jersey can be very serious or a simple slap on the wrist. This depends on the type of drug, the quantity possessed, etc.

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Violence and Threat

If you have been charged with a violent crime like assault, or even a threat crime like harassment or "terroristic threats", read this section.

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Theft and Fraud

Theft crimes and crimes of moral turpitude have implications beyond the legal system, often threatening jobs and even citizenship.

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Weapons Offenses

Gun and weapons charges are complicated, and our firm knows all of the defenses that can potentially lead these charges to be dismissed.

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Sexual Offenses

A sex crime conviction in New Jersey can result in significant prison time, destroy your personal reputation, and lead to sex offender registration.

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Restraining Orders

In a domestic violence matter, you need an attorney who understands the intricacies of both restraining orders and criminal charges.

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“The New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers at The Tormey Law Firm will challenge every element of the case against you, and fight to have your charges dismissed.”

If you have been arrested in New Jersey and have pending charges against you, 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 visit our Mastering DWI page for more information about your charge, or watch our video series on How To Beat DWI If you’re facing criminal charges in New Jersey, we highly recommend you take a look at our Top 5 Ways To Beat A Criminal Charge series and continue reading to learn more about our New Jersey criminal defense law firm.

At this stage of your case, contacting an experienced 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 Superior Court can be punished with NJ state prison time. Municipal Court cases, or cases handled at the “town” level, will usually not be punished with county prison time and you are facing significantly lower penalties.

How an Experienced Criminal Lawyer in NJ can Help

Getting the case downgraded from Superior 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. In the same way, there are opportunities to submit motions in a municipal court case that can result in significant evidence being deemed inadmissible. For example, if police unlawfully obtained evidence by conducting a search without a warrant or probable cause, a successful motion to suppress this evidence means it can no longer be used against you in a court of law.

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 the best results.  With highly experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys and former NJ Municipal Court and Superior Court prosecutors 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.

Why You Want our Defense Attorneys on Your Side

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 deal 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.

Our seasoned NJ criminal defense lawyers will research the accuracy of the tiniest details in your discovery package, which includes all of the evidence that the prosecution has in your case.  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 just that 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 appearing before a judge on a regular basis, frequently negotiating with a prosecutor, or simply the reputation for being an aggressive criminal defense attorney, courtroom relationships are important.  Prosecutors negotiate more readily 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 highly respected law firm in the state of New Jersey. With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, New Brunswick, and Middletown, we represent clients in courts across the state on a weekly basis, including in Bergen County, Morris County, Essex County, Passaic County, Monmouth County, and Middlesex County. If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, we have thousands of successes behind us, meaning we have likely handled a case like yours. Our attorneys use extensive knowledge and experience to pursue the best possible results.

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 are facing charges in New Jersey and want to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help, please don’t hesitate to call The Tormey Law Firm anytime, day or night.  We understand what you’re going through, and our battle-tested attorneys are here to help.  We offer free consultations so call (201)-556-1570 or contact us online anytime to find the answers you need. It is our pleasure to assist you.

– Travis J. Tormey, Esq. New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation. With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

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Areas we serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

  • Hackensack Office

    254 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

    (201) 556-1570

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  • Morristown Office

    55 Madison Avenue Suite 400, Morristown, NJ 07960

    (908) 336-5008

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