2015 Criminal Results

2015 – Municipal Court: Client had previously received a conditional discharge for possession of marijuana under 2C:35-10A, and violated the CD by testing positive for marijuana. The Court had indicated to her that the original criminal charges would be reinstated and she was facing a criminal conviction and jail sentence.

Result: Attorney convinced the Prosecutor and Judge to continue her in the conditional discharge program for an additional year. When she successfully completed it, all criminal charges would be dismissed.

2015 – United States District Court : Clients were arrested for 36 CFR 7.29c public lewdness at Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area after they were observed by an Officer who believed they were engaging in oral sex. Clients were facing jail time and severe monetary penalties for this offense which was heard in Federal Court because it occurred on Federal property.

Result: A trial was conducted in the N.J. Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey. During the trial the Prosecution offered an amended charge of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2 Disorderly Conduct, which was accepted. Clients were sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, $1,035.00 in fines and fees, and ordered to stay out of Sandy Hook.

2015 – Superior Court: Client got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend’s son, who has high functioning autism, over dinner. The Police were called to the scene, and it was determined that Client would stay away from girlfriend’s son for the evening. The Police left the scene. A few hours later they were again called to the residence because of verbal threats being made by Client. When the victim stated he felt threatened and wanted to file a temporary restraining order (TRO) the Police assessed the situation and went to place client under arrest for 2C:33-4(a) Harassment. The Officer noted that Client had the smell of alcohol coming off of him at both incidents that evening. Client resisted arrest, and based on the witness statements threatened to shoot the son. Client was also charged with 2C:29-2(a)(1) Preventing Law Enforcement from Making Arrest as well as 2C:12-3B Terroristic Threats which is a Third Degree crime punishable by up to 5 years in State Prison.

Result: Attorney was able to negotiate a plea deal based on the Client’s substance abuse issues causing the altercation to occur. The charge of 2C:33-4(a) was amended to a petty disorderly persons offense, which the Client pled guilty to. All other charges were dismissed.  Client was sentenced to one year probation and had to complete a substance abuse evaluation and treatment as well as no victim contact. Client had $188.00 in Court fines and fees.

2015 – Municipal Court: Client was a developmentally disabled individual who had been defrauded into giving an individual $7,000.00. When she attempted to get the money back by repeatedly contacting that individual, she was charged with 2C:33-4(a) Harassment.

Result: Attorney was able to get the charges completely dismissed.

2015 – Municipal Court: Client was in a physical altercation with his girlfriend which resulted in both of them being charged with 2C:12-1(a) Simple Assault, a disorderly persons offense punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and six months in jail.

Result: Attorney was able to get all charges dismissed.

2015 – Municipal Court: The local police department  ran a sting operation targeting prostitution on Craigslist and Backpage.   The Officer set up to meet the Client and her friend in a hotel room. When client began to undresss and talk payment of money with the Officer, she was placed under arrest for 2C:34-1B(1) Prostitution, a disorderly persons offense. When the Officer looked around the hotel room he saw marijuana and found other drugs as a result of a search. Client was also charged with 2C:35-10(a)(4) Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams and 2C:33-21(b) Loitering for the Purpose of Obtaining CDS.

Result: Attorney was able to work out a favorable deal with the Prosecutor. The charge of 2C:34-1B(1) was amended to a non-criminal Municipal  Ordinance, which client pled guilty to. The drug charges were merged into one count and Client was granted a conditional discharge. If she did not get arrested or have a positive urine screen for one year, the charges would be dismissed. Client was assessed $1,246.00 in court fines and fees.

*While all of these results were actually obtained by Wolf Law in the Municipal Courts and Superior Courts of the State of New Jersey, the success in these cases does not guarantee a similar success in any future case. Clients names have been removed to protect their privacy. Due to the delay in posting these cases to this web site some cases may actually have taken place in the year before their posting date as it appears above.