Drug Possession Charges Dismissed in Bergen County

In a great victory for the Tormey Law Firm, a client charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia recently had his charges dismissed. The client was charged after police observed him sleeping in his vehicle. They woke him up and began asking him questions, finally getting consent search his vehicle. During the search, police discovered… [read more]

Former Giants Offensive Tackle Charged With Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges were filed against Luke Petitgout Tuesday in the Pascack Joint Municipal Court. Petitgout was being held in the Bergen County Jail on $50,000 bail. His attorney, Patrick J. Jennings, said he expected Petitgout to be released soon, adding that the allegations against him are baseless and he intends to vigorously defend his… [read more]

Another Victory for the Tormey Law Firm – DWI Charge Dismissed

The Tormey Law Firm successfully argued to have a client’s DWI charge dismissed on Monday on the basis that the State’s evidence was insufficient to proceed. In a somewhat rare case, our client was charged under New Jersey’s DWI statute after her friend was pulled over while driving our client’s vehicle. Our client was asleep in the passenger seat… [read more]

Despite Executive Order, Municipal Prosecutors May Still Plea Bargain Traffic Offenses for Teen Drivers

Since a 2008 executive order prohibited certain plea bargains for teen drivers who had been issued traffic summonses, there has been a general misconception that all plea bargains are disallowed. Thankfully for young New Jersey drivers and their parents, that is not the case. In 2008, then New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram issued an executive order disallowing… [read more]

Cliffside Park Man Sentenced for Murder of 88-Year-Old WWII Vet

Following his conviction for beating an 88-year-old World War II Army veteran to death with a cooking pot, Edwin Estrada, 22, was sentenced to 60 years in New Jersey State Prison on Friday. Superior Court Judge Edward A. Jerejian imposed his sentence following a lengthy jury trial. After the nearly month-long trial, the jury took… [read more]

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