NJ Attorney General Issues Directive Regarding Bail for Gun Crimes, Sex Offenders

The New Jersey Attorney General just issued a revised directive regarding the new system under Bail Reform. These guidelines provide significant modifications to the initial directive, primarily by encouraging prosecutors to seek pretrial detention for defendants charged with gun crimes, assaults on law enforcement, certain sex crimes, and those arrested while released pending another matter, or on parole. […]

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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 […]

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New Jersey’s Plain View Doctrine and How it May Affect Your Case

It happens all the time: a person is pulled over for a routine motor vehicle stop and next thing they know, their vehicle is being searched and they are facing criminal charges. The officer says the marijuana, heroin, drug paraphernalia, or weapon was “in plain view,” which gives him or her a legal basis to search […]

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The New Jersey Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program

When you are charged with a crime for the first time, the process may seem overwhelming and your options limited. In fact, the majority of first-time defendants in criminal cases assume that they have three avenues toward resolution: a dismissal, a conviction, or a plea. Unbeknownst to many, there is, in fact, another path through […]

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Carlstadt Fight Case Results in Plea to Lesser Charge and PTI

A case involving three men who were arrested for a variety of alleged offenses including simple assault, disorderly conduct, and aggravated assault in connection with an altercation that occurred outside of a Carlstadt bar, was just resolved in Bergen County Superior Court. Ultimately, the State dismissed the charges against one of the men initially arrested, […]

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Convicted Sex Offender to Enter Treatment Facility in Lieu of Prison Sentence

A man from Leonia recently accepted a plea agreement from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office which will allow him to enter an in-patient facility for sex offender treatment in lieu of a state prison sentence. The defendant, 19-year-old Leonia resident Darius E. Levine, spent over a year in jail pending the resolution of his case. […]

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Defendant Facing a Host of Charges in Various Bergen County Towns

A currently homeless former resident of Washington Township with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with a multitude of theft, drug, and weapons offenses in jurisdictions throughout Bergen County. Law enforcement officials in Hackensack, Elmwood Park, Mahwah, Rochelle Park, Ho-Ho-Kus and Washington Township have reported arrests concerning the same man: 27-year-old Joseph Lisanti. Most […]

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Travis Tormey Provides Legal Commentary for NJ.com Article on Ray Rice Case

Attorney Travis. J. Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm was recently quoted in an article published by NJ.com, after the news source requested his legal opinion regarding the domestic violence case against former Ravens football player Ray Rice. In the most recent development in this case, Rice was approved for enrollment in New Jersey’s Superior […]

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Possible Transformation of NJ Bail System on the Horizon

As the legislative session approaches its close, members of the New Jersey Legislature are eagerly attempting to garner support for two significant bail reform measures that would fundamentally transform the State’s current bail system. With the pending deadline of August 4th fast approaching, lawmakers must pass a resolution that calls for an amendment to New […]

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