Tormey Law Firm Beats Simple Assault Charges in Morris County, NJ
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Travis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently helped a client beat very serious simple assault charges in Morristown, NJ. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), simple assault is classified as a disorderly persons offense that carries severe penalties. As a result, the client absolutely needed an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to help him fight the simple assault charges and avoid the most significant criminal penalties.
Our client was a young man with a good job and no prior criminal record. The problem for the client was that he still faced stiff penalties if convicted on the criminal charges: a potential jail sentence of six months behind bars, a $1,000 fine, and a permanent criminal record.
These were the facts of the case: The client and his wife had gone to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown, New Jersey. While attending the festivities, the client and his wife both consumed some alcohol. At some point, the client’s wife expressed her desire to leave the parade, prompting an argument with the client. While walking home, the client and his wife were observed by two Morristown police officers. According to the Morristown NJ cops, the client pushed his wife. Although the client’s wife did not fall to the ground or suffer any injuries, the client was still charged with simple assault.
Travis Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm were able to get the charges against the client dismissed because the State was not going to be able to meet their burden of proof: the client’s wife was not going to testify against her husband and the alleged victim in the case did not actually suffer any injuries as a result of the minor incident.
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The outcome of this case was a tremendous outcome for the client, who was able to keep his record clear of a criminal conviction. Now the client will have the ability to file an expungement and get the arrest removed from his record.