Fort Lee Gun Charges Result in PTI Admission Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm
“We represented a professional bodyguard in Fort Lee in Bergen County NJ who was illegally possessing his weapon. After negotiating with the prosecutor, we obtained his admission into the PTI program. When he successfully completed the probationary period, the charges were completely dismissed.”
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Travis J. Tormey represented a client charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, a second degree offense, for possession of a handgun without a valid permit. Our client was a security guard for a rap artist and traveled to the New York/New Jersey area for a concert tour. He was a registered owner of a handgun in North Carolina but did not have a proper permit to possess a handgun in New Jersey. In addition, although the gun was in the gun case, it was in the tour bus and was not in the trunk of the vehicle as it is required to be if you are traveling through NJ in possession of a handgun. As a result, our client was facing 5-10 years in prison with a presumption of incarceration even though he had no prior criminal record. In addition, based on the Graves Act, the minimum term of imprisonment would be 5 years with a 3 year period of parole ineligibility. This means that he would have to serve a full 3 years in New Jersey state prison before he would be eligible to be released on parole.