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Client Charged with Possession of Mace in Essex County Domestic Violence Case

Newark Weapons & Assault Charges Downgraded and Dismissed

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Domestic Violence Possession of a Weapon Charges in Essex County NJ

Have you been charged with possession of a weapon during an alleged domestic violence incident in Essex County or elsewhere in New Jersey? We can help. Here is a case our attorneys successfully handled in which the assault and weapons charges were completely dismissed for a very satisfied client.

Our client was a 22 year old female with no prior criminal history. She was in an argument with her boyfriend where she feared for her safety so she allegedly used mace against him. She was arrested and charged with three counts, one for third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, one for fourth degree unlawful disposition of a weapon, and one for simple assault, a disorderly persons (misdemeanor) offense. She was facing 3-5 years in prison on the third degree charge, 18 months in prison on the 4th degree charge, and up to six (6) months in the Essex County jail on the disorderly persons offense.

First, we appeared in Essex County Superior Court and were able to get the felony charges downgraded back to the Newark Municipal Court as misdemeanor level offenses. Then, we appeared in Newark Municipal Court and the alleged victim failed to appear. Based on the lack of evidence and that the victim was not present in court to testify against our client and prove the case, the charges were completely dismissed. She has no criminal record from this event. We also assisted her in filing an expungement to remove this arrest from her record as well. This was a tremendous result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC.

Need Help with a Domestic Violence Weapons Offense in Essex County NJ?

If you or a loved one has been arrested for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, assault, or another domestic violence related offense in Essex County, contact our local Newark offices anytime for a free consultation. An experienced attorney on our team is available to discuss your charges and your options.

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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

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

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1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

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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.

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