Travis J. Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client who was charged with a number of criminal offenses stemming from an incident at a New York Jets football game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The client was a fan who went onto the field after the game and took one of the towels out of a bin without permission.
Although the client had a field pass to go onto the field after the game, she got excited and “jumped the gun” and went onto the MetLife field a little early and without proper permission. She was subsequently detained and charged with disorderly conduct and defiant trespassing. She was also issued a citation for a local ordinance violation for creating a disturbance at MetLife Stadium, which is the home field for the National Football League’s New York Jets and New York Giants.
If the client was convicted on the most serious charge of disorderly conduct, she faced severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, a person who engages in tumultuous behavior with purpose to cause public inconvenience can be charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. A conviction for disorderly conduct could lead to a sentence of up to 90 days in the local county jail.
After being arrested, the client retained the services of Travis Tormey, who immediately got to work defending her. Mr. Tormey spoke with the prosecutor and highlighted the fact that his client had permission to be on the field at some point. Additionally, Mr. Tormey pointed out that his client had no prior record. Mr. Tormey was ultimately able to negotiate a favorable plea agreement with the prosecutor, leading the prosecutor’s office to drop the criminal charges in the case. The client then pleaded guilty to the municipal ordinance violation and incurred a small fine.
Thanks to Travis J. Tormey’s strong negotiating skills and solid legal work, the client will have no criminal record from this unfortunate incident. This was a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm and a great result for the client.
Travis Tormey frequently handles cases involving clients charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, and simple assault. He also appears in East Rutherford Municipal Court on a weekly basis. Contact Mr. Tormey today to schedule a free consultation at his conveniently located office in Hackensack, New Jersey.