Parsippany Simple Assault Charges Dropped
Morris County Simple Assault Lawyer
Do you need a lawyer for a simple assault charge in Parsippany in Morris County?
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client in the Parsippany Municipal Court. The client had been charged with simple assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(A). Since the statute classifies simple assault as a disorderly persons offense, the client was facing a potential term of incarceration of six months in county jail, a fine of $1,000, and a permanent criminal charge on his record if convicted. (However, the conviction can be expunged in certain cases after five years.)
In this case, our client had no prior record and was staying at the Parsippany Hilton in order to attend a funeral. Late at night, he was awakened by a group of teenagers who were screaming, banging on all the hotel doors, and running up and down the halls of the hotel. Our client asked the teenagers several times to cease this conduct. Eventually, our client allegedly reacted by pushing several of the young men in an attempt to reprimand them. Someone called the police and our client was charged with simple assault for this alleged conduct.
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Mr. Tormey, having been hired to handle the case, let it be known that he might file disorderly conduct charges against the juveniles involved. This prompted the State to agree to drop the simple assault charges against our client, who was extremely happy to avoid going to jail. Our client is now in the process of expunging his record, and, once this expungement goes through, he will not only have no criminal record but the arrest record will also be removed from his criminal history. This was a very satisfying result for our client and for the Tormey Law Firm.