Travis J. Tormey Helps Client Avoid Severe Penalties for East Rutherford NJ Disorderly Conduct Charges
Travis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm recently helped a client facing criminal charges for walking onto the MetLife Stadium field after a New York Jets football game. MetLife Stadium is in East Rutherford, NJ and is the stadium where two National Football League teams, the New York Jets and the New York Giants, play their home games.
The client had a field pass granting her permission to be on the MetLife field; however, she “jumped the gun” and went onto the field too early, leading to law enforcement detaining her and then charging her with disorderly conduct and defiant trespassing. The client was also issued a citation for a municipal ordinance violation for creating a disturbance at the football stadium.
The client knew she was subject to severe penalties, so she contacted experienced criminal defense attorney Travis Tormey to help her fight the charges. N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 sets forth that a person who engages in tumultuous behavior with purpose to cause public inconvenience can be charged with a petty disorderly persons offense and potentially sentenced to up to 90 days in the local county jail.
Travis Tormey talked to the East Rutherford NJ prosecutor and said that his client had permission to walk onto the field. Beyond that, Mr. Tormey said, his client did not have a prior record. The prosecutor ultimately agreed to drop the criminal charges in exchange for the client entering a guilty plea on the far less serious municipal ordinance violation. The client paid a small fine and kept her record clear of a criminal conviction.
This was an extremely good outcome for the client and a huge victory for the Tormey Law Firm.
Travis Tormey fights on behalf of clients charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, and simple assault in courtrooms across NJ, including Bergen County, Essex County, and Morris County. Within Bergen County, Mr. Tormey appears in East Rutherford Municipal Court on a weekly basis. Contact him today to schedule a free consultation at his conveniently located office in Hackensack, New Jersey.