Experienced Fraud Attorney Secures PTI Admission for Client in Morristown, NJ
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Credit card fraud is a serious charge in New Jersey with serious consequences. If you or a loved one needs assistance with this type of charge in Morris County NJ, we can help. Here is an example of a real case we handled there for a very satisfied client with great results.
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client at a Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) termination hearing in the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, New Jersey. Mr. Tormey’s client had been admitted into the PTI program after being charged with credit card fraud. She had allegedly defrauded her employer of approximately $40,000. However, because Mr. Tormey’s client had no prior record, she was given PTI for a three-year term, conditioned on her paying full restitution and with a large amount of the restitution being due upfront. Unfortunately, the check that she provided to probation bounced. As a result, she was scheduled for a PTI termination hearing, where she faced a third degree credit card fraud charge and serious prison time. The assistant prosecutor also considered charging her with third degree check fraud for bouncing a check on the probation department.
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Thankfully for the defendant, Mr. Tormey was able to convince the prosecutor to allow the defendant to complete PTI if she paid the restitution in full. Mr. Tormey also persuaded the prosecutor to not file new charges for check fraud. Beyond that, Mr. Tormey requested that the judge and the prosecutor give the defendant an additional six (6) months to pay the restitution because her husband was retiring and he would be able to get the necessary funds from his retirement account. Mr. Tormey’s client was able to provide a certified bank check for the outstanding restitution amount and was allowed to successfully complete the PTI program.
As a result of Mr. Tormey’s efforts, the client was able to stay out of prison and she still has no criminal record. This case represented a major success for the Tormey Law Firm.