Travis Tormey Successfully Gets Client’s Charges Reduced
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Firm owner Travis Tormey was able to successfully negotiate a reduction in charges for a client who was charged with Lewdness and Resisting Arrest in Hackensack. The charges originated from an incident in which the client allegedly exposed himself to an undercover police officer in a borough park. By negotiating the charges to a borough ordinance violation, Mr. Tormey was able to avoid a criminal conviction for the client that could have serious consequences in the future with regard to employment and other aspects of the client’s life.
If convicted on either charge, the client would be facing exposure of up to 180 days in the Bergen County Jail, up to a $1000 fine, and potential periods of community service or probation. Additionally, each conviction would appear on the client’s criminal record in the event that an employer or other person were to run a criminal background check on him. Also, if the client wanted to apply for any sort of licensure in the future, such as to be a doctor, nurse, attorney, pharmacist, or stockbroker, the State could deny such license due to the conviction on his record. Finally, if a similar defendant was not a United States citizen and was convicted of these or similar offenses, they can be subjected to immigration consequences up to and including deportation.
Instead of that possible parade of horribles, the client in this case will have to pay a fine for violation of the borough ordinance, a violation on the same level as a littering ticket or noise violation. His clean record will be preserved and he will not be subject to any jail time or probationary period.
Any disorderly persons offense is a serious criminal offense with potentially serious repercussions. If you or anyone you know has been charged with similar offenses in New Jersey, don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your rights and preserve your freedom and clean record.