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My spouse whom I was about to divorce charged me with simple assault. I initially did not get an attorney because I maintained my innocence of assaulting my wife. Looking back I felt as though the courts, and police were not all that interested in getting down to the truth of the matter when it comes down to "domestic violence" cases, as a result I had a Final restraining order against me from a New Jersey Court.
Afterwards, I did retain an attorney with the Tormey Law Firm. I had the same experience as another Poster, Ray M. Paying cash up front, and then case was handed off to an "Associate Attorney". They took my case and money, heard nothing from them for 2 weeks. They were essentially waiting on this report from the courts with police reports and other details of my case.
The lawyers essentially expected my wife to drop the charges, telling me to sit tight and wait. Well, as the court date draws near, wife shows no sign of wiling to drop charges, I continued to maintain my innocence, and even volunteered to take lie detector test in front of the courts. Unfortunately, according to the lawyer, Municipal courts do not do Lie Detector tests. On court date lawyer keeps making excuses of why prosecutor did not suggest alternative options to my wife, in the end my lawyer keeps telling me we don't have much of a case, and suggested I plead guilty and just pay the fine to avoid "Possible Jail" time.
All the scrambling that I've done to put together evidence package to maintain my innocence was for naught.
Another thing is during the 2 weeks this Law Firm sat on my case, I had an opportunity to repeal the Final Restraining Order, this option was never brought up, when I confronted the Associate Attorney about this, he got defensive.
So basically, the client does all the scrambling, lawyer does as little as possible, and collects fees. Courts, lawyers and police all look at these cases as a job, they want to resolve cases as quickly as possible, collect the fines, fees, etc... Getting the truth is never their priority.
Travis is a fantastic lawyer, I recommend him to anyone who is trying to beat a marijuana possession charge. On August 21st 2014, Mr Tormey was able to reduce my charges from marijuana possession and paraphernalia down to "loitering in a drug zone" which is only a misdemeanor, there was no probation or license suspension involved. I could not have asked for a better outcome.
I found Travis on line. This was worrisome for me as you really dont know what type
of professional you are going to get. Travis was helpful and had his colleague Will defend
me. Will was superb. He was sharp and made a strong presentation. I would not hesitate
to hire them again. I am extremely satisfied with their services.
Thank you Attorney Tormey (and firm) for your outstanding effort in resolving my case. I can wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone needing strong legal representation.
My case ended up being a "worst case" scenario. It truly was a nightmare, and caused me many sleepless nights and constant worry about the outcome. Fortunately it had a happy ending, thanks to the guidance and representation from Attorney Tormey. Here's why I am so pleased with his firm finally resolved my case:
At the first hearing, the prosecutor said he would drop the charge based on input from the policeman... but the policeman could not be contacted, so they scheduled another hearing. This was the first disappointment. But Attorney Tormey gave me confidence that we could get this resolved smoothly, based on his experience. He had done this before, and I felt like I was in good hands.
However I had moved to Germany! I wanted to return home to my family, and not spend thousands of dollars constantly flying back and forth. Attorney Tormey explained how he could represent me, even though we're six hours apart. It worked well because he provided prompt and clear communication about the status of my case, what had happened at each hearing, and what I needed to do for next steps.
At the second hearing, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss changes if I took a class. So I did.
At the third hearing (after I had completed the course) the prosecutor changed his mind!! This was highly unusual and I was crushed - I thought I was finished with this torture, and yet the clould continued hanging over my head. Attorney Tormey was great - he explained honestly that this was highly unusual, and that he shared my frustration. I really got the feeling that he cared, especially when I learned that he had consulted with other attorneys about this strange turn of events. He clearly made every effort to help me.
Now I needed a good strategy to get this resolved. Attorney Tormey explained my options, and how much different courses of action would cost, and we developed a plan. Without going into further details, I can happily say that the approach worked, and at the next hearing the charges were dropped. He obviously executed the plan well, and in the end I never even had to appear in person (aside from that first hearing).
There were a lot of ups & downs to get to this result, and I was constantly worried. But I always felt like I had the best chance for a good outcome with him - and the Tormey Law Firm came through. They led me through the process, were professional in their defense of my case, and I felt that the cost for such excellent service was very fair. Thanks again.
Second time in 18 months Travis has gotten me out of multiple marijuana charges with just court fines. No probation, no loss of license, just pay the fine. (Decent little fine tho hear in NJ). But by nj state law with all my charges was facing a potential 2 year loss of license, probation and even jail! I enjoy the occasional smoke so probation was something that was terrifying. That was no obstacle for Mr. Travis Tormey and his team as I left court with just a fine and no other punishment.
Hiring Travis made my entire situation way less stressful. Travis is an excellent defense attorney and from my experiences with him shows very strong knowledge of constitutional rights, yet blends that with superb negotiating skills in court as well as tremendous charisma in front of the judge. Travis and his team do a great job of not only taking the stres out of the process but as well as getting you the best legal representation you could hope for. Also very nonjudgemental and didn't seem to think negatively of me as a person, not that it matters.
If you are facing marijuana charges in nj I highly recommend Mr. Travis Tormey as an elite attorney. He will do a great job and most importantly does not make false promises but delivers the goods on game day.
Excellent attorney, and the head of a tremendous team.. 5 stars.
Travis Tormey is trustworthy, patient, efficient and an overall excellent lawyer.
He helped to get my tickets dismissed and saved me a ton of stress and setbacks.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer that will represent them with the highest level of Intelligence and efficiency.
Thank You Travis!
Travis did exactly what he said he would in my case. He to my refusal and other tickets dismissed with a very difficult judge. When we had to appeal the time i lost my license for he came through and we won
I highly recommend him.
Due to unfortunate circumstances I recently had a TRO ”temporary restraining order” served to me unexpectedly and instantly was highly concerned. The TRO was requested by an ex-girlfriend and was entirely false and unwarranted, it was the middle of the night and as part of the order the police had searched my home, as my ex had lied to the police and told them that I had threatened her with a firearm, so the police had to conduct a search, the search turned up nothing and the police left although this obviously left both myself and my fiancée very concerned. It was also the middle of the night so as soon as the commotion died down I immediately did a Google search on “NJ Temporary Restraining Order” and one of the first links to come up was to one Travis Tormey. I called Travis and left a message at his office at midnight, one of the best decisions I have ever made, and he immediately returned my call first thing in the morning.
I explained to Travis the next morning My ex was accusing me of “harassment” via social media and defaming her character, and informed him of the events regarding the night before and unwarranted search of the house by the police. I explained to Travis that my initial concern was what type of impact this would have on my record if a Final Restraining Order was issued, and with all my research regardless of if it came up on any type of background check or not this was not a stigma that I wanted associated with my character. I also told Travis I was concerned if the final order was put in place what type of permanent restrictions this would have on the rest of my life. Final Restraining Orders are no joke and have deep impact and Travis explained all of this to me. I ultimately made the decision to hire Travis and let me say for both myself and my fiancée this was one of the best decisions we ever made. Travis ultimately won our case with absolutely no hard evidence on my part besides the testimony of me and my fiancée. My ex came to court for the final hearing with a plethora of nasty comments made by myself via social media, which I regret and were in response to insults made by my ex to both myself and my fiancée. Despite this Travis used his expertise to prove that these allegations were false and that there was an ulterior motive of jealousy on the part of my ex and that she was using the legal system unjustly and unfairly in an attempt to further try to disrupt the happy life of me and fiancée.
Travis was dynamite in the courtroom as he controlled all situations with ease and professionalism ultimately winning our case. I can honestly say that calling Travis that night saved my life in numerous ways and I would tell anyone hesitating due to financial or any other reasons DEFINITELY MKE THE CALL TO TRAVIS, you can never put a price on these type of things and Travis is the right man for the job.
Travis Tormey Law Firm provided me with very professional and reliable support including court appearances. I had a huge problem and this law firm got me off with minimum fines and sentencing. This firm is outstanding and I recommend them 200%+.
While I understand the justice system is in no rush to deal with petty crime, I cannot say that investing a 1000 USD in services from Travis Tormey was worth it.
In fact, I can instead say that it was essentially worthless.
After physically going to court four times before a verdict was made, Tormey made one suggestion to alleviate the case (the second to last trial, of course) which the judge frantically denied.
I would contact him for updates and he would tell me we are still waiting. Instead of waiting around, I would ask friends in law school what they would do and make these suggestions to Tormey. He would deny and again, say we have to wait.
All in all, I did not need representation as he did nothing for me or my case. Would have been the same slow, uneasy trial if I stepped into court alone.
Now that all is said and done, he told me he would help expunge this arrest for another whopping amount because he 'only makes a few hundred out of it' and its heavy paperwork.
I would say do not waste your time.