Client Charged with Third Degree Agg Assault, Fourth Degree Possession of Weapon
Case Arising out of Long Hill Township in Morris County NJ
Do you need an attorney for an aggravated assault charge in Morris County? Contact us now for help. Our Morristown criminal defense lawyers have literally handled thousands of assault cases over the years with tremendous results. In fact, here is a case we recently handled arising out of Long Hill Township in Morris County where the client was arrested and charged with 3rd degree aggravated assault and 4th degree possession of a weapon. Mr. Tormey was able to have the case completely dismissed.
Our client was an 82 year old woman with no prior criminal history who was accused of hitting her husband with her cane in the stomach causing him an injury. However, the alleged victim suffers from dementia and was not a reliable witness for the State. In addition, based on the fact that our client had no criminal record whatsoever and had lived in the community for 50 years without a single issue, Mr. Tormey was able to negotiate a dismissal with the State.
The client was facing two serious felony charges, one third degree aggravated assault which is punishable by 3-5 years in prison if convicted, and a permanent felony charge on her record. In addition, because it is a violent offense, under the No Early Release Act, she must serve 85% of her prison sentence before she could be released on parole. In addition, the 4th degree weapons possession charge was punishable by 18 months in state prison as well.
The prosecutor requested that the defendant undergo some counseling session which she did voluntarily. Upon providing proof of the completion of these counseling sessions, the Morris County Prosecutor’s office administratively dismissed the charges against her.
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This means that, the case was completely dropped. This was a fantastic result for our client and the law firm. If you or a loved one needs assistance with an assault charge in Morris County, contact us now for a free initial consultation.