Mr. Porreca represented a man in Morris County charged with 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(1); 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Contact under N.J.S.A. 2C:14- 3(b)(4); 3rd Degree Burglary under N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2(a)(1) and Disorderly Persons Lewdness under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-(a). This defendant had an extensive criminal history and was facing prison time for these charges along with Megan’s Law registration and parole supervision for life.
As this defendant had a long history of substance abuse, he voluntarily admitted himself to a long- term residential treatment facility and followed up with all after care recommendations, including Sober House living and attending AA meetings. Mr. Porreca sent this defendant for a pyscho-sexual evaluation and the psychiatrist deemed that the defendant was not “repetitive and compulsive.” In addition to submitting this report to prosecutor, Mr. Porreca was able to negotiate a plea offer wherein the defendant would plead to 3rd Degree Non-Sexual Endangering the Welfare of a Child under N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2) and be placed on probation.