Essex County Felony Defense Lawyers
Indictable Crime Attorneys in Newark, New Jersey
If you have been charged with a felony/indictable level criminal offense in Essex County, NJ, do not put your legal rights at risk. You need an experienced and aggressive Essex County criminal defense attorney who will fight on your behalf for the best possible result. The skilled criminal defense team at The Tormey Law Firm, knows that nothing is more important than your liberty, and we will do everything within our power to preserve your rights and to help you maintain a clean criminal record. Our Essex County criminal attorneys represent clients throughout New Jersey that have been charged with indictable crimes and domestic violence offenses such as Murder, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Harassment, and Weapons offenses. With offices in Newark, we serve clients in Orange, Montclair, Irvington, Bloomfield, Livingston, Belleville, and throughout the Essex County area.
Being charged with a crime in the State of New Jersey means potential exposure to a term of imprisonment, depending on the underlying circumstances. Having a defense attorney who understands how to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result makes all the difference. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation. The experienced, aggressive criminal defense team at The Tormey Law Firm will fight on your behalf for the best possible result. If you are facing criminal charges in Essex County Superior Court, contact us today for a free consultation at (201)-654-3464, or you can use our online contact form. A member of our criminal defense team will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with an honest assessment of your case.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight Your Indictment
Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses) including in the Essex County Superior Court in Newark. Our managing partner, Travis J. Tormey, is often called upon as a legal authority in the area of sex crimes. He has been quoted by the Asbury Park Press regarding Megan’s Law registration and, most recently, in the Bergen Record as to his opinion on the rise in reported luring incidents. Mr. Tormey previously worked at the United States Attorney’s Office in a variety of areas, including the gang task force, sex crimes unit, and white collar crimes units.
Alissa D. Hascup, another one of our partners, is a former Morris County Prosecutor, former Municipal Prosecutor in Morris County, and has been sworn in as a Special Deputy Attorney General. During Ms. Hascup’s years of public service, she handled a wide array of cases, successfully representing the State of New Jersey at numerous trials, including attempted murder and aggravated assault cases. She has been quoted in the New Jersey Star Ledger, in regards to her successful prosecution of a drug smuggler with 364 pounds of marijuana. Our lawyers’ experience as both prosecutors and defense attorneys means that we can anticipate the prosecution’s arguments in your case.
Essex County Superior Court Charges
Local municipal courts throughout Essex County typically handle traffic and parking summonses, most minor criminal matters, and borough or township ordinance violations. More serious offenses involving jail exposure greater than six months are initially processed in the local municipal court before being turned over to the Essex County Prosecutor and sent to the Essex County Superior Court in Newark, NJ. Essex County Superior Court is the largest and busiest trial court in New Jersey. The Essex County Superior Court handles all indictable felony charges. The court offers a Drug Court Program, which may allow you to stay out of jail and go to a rehabilitation facility as opposed to prison. The court also has a pre-indictment program, which allows for pre-trial conferences that can avoid a trial altogether.
Essex County New Jersey
Essex County is located in the northeastern part of New Jersey, just across the Hudson River. Essex County is the third-most populous county in the state, with a population of nearly 800,000 people. Essex County is the second-most densely populated county in the state, with residents occupying a total area of just 129 square miles.
For more information about Essex County, please visit the Essex County Website
Essex County Superior Court Information
The Essex County Superior Court is located in downtown Newark in five separate buildings. The Criminal Division is located in the Veterans Courthouse at 50 West Market Street. The Essex County Superior Court is open for court business Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the main office can be contacted directly at 973-693-5931 or 973-693-5700.
Essex County Superior Court Criminal Division Information
· Patricia K. Costello is the Assignment Judge in the Essex County Superior Court.
· Collins E. Ijoma is the Trial Court Administrator for the Essex County Superior Court.
Directions to the Essex County Superior Court
From NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 15W for I-280 toward Newark/Kearny. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-280 West. Continue for five miles, then take exit 12A-12B for Green State Oraton Parkway toward Clinton Street/East Orange. Take exit 12B on the left for Oraton Parkway. Merge onto Garden State Parkway and continue for nine miles. Take exit 155P on the left to merge onto NJ-19 North toward I-80/Paterson. Continue for approximately two miles, then turn left onto Cianci Street. Turn left onto Market Street.
From I-80 Westbound:
Take exit 57A-57B for NJ-19 South toward Downtown/Paterson/Clifton. Keep right at the fork and merge onto NJ-19 North. Continue for half a mile, then turn left onto Cianci Street. Turn left onto Market Street.
From Garden State Parkway:
Take exit 155P to merge onto NJ-19 North toward I-80 Paterson. Continue for approximately two miles, then turn left onto Cianci Street. Turn left onto Market Street.
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Information
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is located in the Veterans Courthouse at 50 West Market Street in Newark. The office’s main telephone number is 973-621-4700. The Acting Essex County Prosecutor is Carolyn A. Murray, and she is the chief law enforcement officer for the county.
Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer With Offices in Newark, New Jersey
If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony/indictable level crime in Essex County, NJ, you need straight answers from a lawyer who truly understands the legal system. Contact us today for a free consultation, 201-654-3464, or you can use the online contact form. A member of our criminal defense team will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with an honest assessment of your case.