Burglary Charges Dismissed Morris County NJ
Domestic Violence Lawyers in Morristown, New Jersey
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.