Montvale Domestic Violence Lawyer Persuades Prosecutor to Drop Assault Charges
Simple Assault Attorneys Near me in Montvale, NJ
A domestic violence arrest and conviction for simple assault can have seriouse consequences. Here is a case we handled for a client facing those charges where we were able to get the case completely dismissed.
Travis Tormey recently represented a client in the Pascack Joint Municipal Court, which is located in Montvale, New Jersey. Mr. Tormey’s client was charged with simple assault. The charges arose out of an alleged domestic violence incident between the defendant and his wife. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), simple assault is a disorderly persons offense, meaning that the defendant faces up to six (6) months in county jail and a permanent criminal charge on his record if convicted.
Mr. Tormey’s client had no prior criminal record. The defendant and his wife had lived in the community for 10 years. Additionally, his wife did not want to pursue any charges against her husband. After being arrested, the defendant participated in anger management counseling over a four-month period. During this time, no other incidents occurred between the defendant and his wife. As a result, Mr. Tormey was able to convince the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the charges against the defendant.
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Thanks to Mr. Tormey’s efforts, the defendant has no criminal record from this unfortunate incident. However, he does have an arrest record because of the original charge. Mr. Tormey is in the process of filing an expungement to have the arrest removed from his client’s record as well. Overall, this case represented a great success for the firm.