Parsippany Counterfeiting Charges Downgraded to Local Ordinance Violation
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If you have been arrested or charged with fraud in Morris County NJ, the Tormey Law Firm can help. Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client facing serious counterfeiting charges in Parsippany Municipal Court. Mr. Tormey’s client had initially been charged with fourth degree counterfeiting, requiring that the case be heard at the Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, New Jersey. As a fourth degree felony, the counterfeiting charge subjected Mr. Tormey’s client to a potential prison term of 18 months. The basis for the charge was that Mr. Tormey’s client had allegedly sold fake Louis Vuitton purses for roughly $20 each at the Parsippany Car Show. Although everyone realized that the purses were fakes, the police somehow decided to bust the woman for counterfeiting. The woman had been selling the purses at the car show for 20 years. The woman was 65 years old, no prior criminal history, and a mother to children and grandchildren. Nonetheless, she faced life-changing consequences because of the police’s decision to arrest her.
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Fortunately, Mr. Tormey was able to get his client’s fourth degree felony charge downgraded to a disorderly persons offense. This means that the felony charge was downgraded by the Morris County Prosecutor’s office to a misdemeanor charge and remanded to the Parsippany Municipal Court for resolution. Then, Mr. Tormey was able to convince the municipal prosecutor to again downgrade the disorderly persons offense to a local ordinance violation for disturbing the peace, which resulted in a $250 fine and no criminal record for Mr. Tormey’s client.
Thanks to Mr. Tormey’s strong defense, the counterfeiting charges were downgraded twice, ultimately resulting in a mere local ordinance violation for the client. This represented a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm.