Travis Tormey and Christopher Perry of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently defended a client who had been charged with two different felonies in Essex County Superior Court, which is located in Newark, NJ. One of these felonies was a serious drug crime, which meant that the client faced significant prison time – even though he had no prior criminal record. Additionally, the client’s career and future were in jeopardy because he had been suspended from his job with the Newark school system while the criminal charges remained unresolved.
The first charge that the client had to deal with was a criminal charge for child endangerment. The client had been accused of injuring a young child by bruising the boy’s eye. The child was his girlfriend’s son, but the girlfriend did not accuse him of causing the child’s injuries; it was her moth, the boy’s grandmother, who made the allegations against our client. Even though the grandmother had not actually been present while our client interacted with the child, she still claimed that he was responsible for the injuries. Meanwhile, the injured boy’s mother told authorities that our client did not cause the boy’s injuries.
Travis J. Tormey stood up for the client in Essex County Superior Court and argued that the child endangerment charges should be dismissed because the State lacked sufficient evidence to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Mr. Tormey eventually managed to get the criminal charges against our client dismissed.
The second charge that the client needed to address was for marijuana distribution. Our client had been arrested and charged with distribution of marijuana after Newark law enforcement conducted a drug raid at a bodega that our client happened to be visiting. Our client had gone to the store on his lunch break because he wanted to visit his friend. Unfortunately for our client, in a prime example of “wrong place, wrong time,” Newark detectives assumed that a large quantity of marijuana found inside the store belong to him. The resulting charges against our client were very serious: if he was convicted of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, he faced a lengthy prison sentence.
Travis Tormey and his skilled legal team at the Tormey Law Firm talked to witnesses and highlighted crucial evidence that made it clear that our client was not a drug dealer. Another individual eventually came forward and admitted that the drugs inside the Newark bodega belonged to him. Our client was exonerated and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office dropped the charges against him.
Travis J. Tormey made countless appearances in courtrooms as he argued on behalf of the client. Mr. Tormey’s hard work eventually paid off when all of the criminal charges were dismissed. As a result, our client was allowed to maintain his job and avoid jail. This was an extremely positive outcome for the client and a hard-earned victory for the Tormey Law Firm.