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Burglary Charges Dismissed Morris County NJ

Domestic Violence Lawyers in Morristown, New Jersey

Burglary Charges Dismissed Morristown NJ

Morris County Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

Many times our clients are facing criminal charges for domestic violence as well as a restraining order. These are two separate matters handled in two very different courts. It is important to understand the consequences of both and the process for fighting both cases in court. Here is an example of a case we handled for a client facing criminal charges and a restraining order arising out of Jefferson in Morris County, New Jersey.

The Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client who was facing a temporary restraining order (TRO) as well as criminal charges for burglary, criminal mischief, and harassment arising out of Jefferson Township in Morris County NJ. Our client had no prior criminal record but was facing a felony charge on her record as well as significant fines and probation. In addition, if the final restraining order (FRO) was issued this is permanent in New Jersey and never expires. She gets placed in a statewide database for domestic violence offenders, can’t own firearms, and this could effect any professional licenses she may have as well as her employment (for background checks, etc.).

The incident involves our client and her husband (whom she was separated from). They have several young children together. Our client and her husband were attempting to reconcile but she found out that he was seeing another woman and found some of the woman’s things in his house when she went there. She was obviously very upset and threw some of the property against the wall (the criminal mischief charge) and was charged with burglary for entering the house to commit a crime therein (in this case criminal mischief).

However, based on the circumstances here, the husband decided to dismiss the restraining order against our client (voluntarily without the necessity of a trial). We were very confident we would have prevailed at trial had he chosen to proceed with it. Then, we were able to resolve the criminal charges with the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. She was accepted and admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention program (PTI) with a one year probationary period. When she successfully completes the probation, the criminal charges will all be dismissed. She will have no criminal record from this incident. She will also be eligible to file an expungement to have the arrest removed from her record six months after she finishes the PTI program.

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This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence matter in Morris County NJ, contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation at (908)-336-5008.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and New Brunswick, our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New Jersey and are available immediately to assist you at (908)-336-5008

Hackensack / Bergen County

254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

  • 201-556-1570
  • 201-556-1572
Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

  • 908-336-5008
  • 201-556-1572
Morristown Office

Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

  • 201-654-3464
  • 201-556-1572
Newark Office

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Travis J. Tormey is a distinguished member of the legal community and a respected legal resource on domestic violence. He has been featured in a variety of prominent publications and media outlets, including CBS radio, Aol News, the Asbury Park Press,, and the Daily Record. Mr. Tormey has also been recognized as one of the the top criminal attorneys under 40 years of age by the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Whether representing victims or the wrongly accused, Travis remains passionately committed to protecting the rights of the innocent.

Areas we serve

The Tormey Law Firm LLC handles restraining order cases in Bergen County (Hackensack), Morris County (Morristown), Passaic County (Paterson), Union County (Elizabeth), Hudson County (Jersey City), Middlesex County (New Brunswick), Somerset County (Somerville), Sussex County (Newton), Essex County (Newark), Hunterdon County (Flemington), Mercer County (Trenton), Monmouth County (Freehold), Warren County (Belvidere), Ocean County (Toms River), Burlington County (Mount Holly), and throughout NJ.

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