Manufacturing Illegal Drugs
Posted by Scott Gorman - December 30, 2016
Even if you have no intention of using drugs or illegal substances, simply having them on your person can be cause for your arrest and criminal charges. “Holding it for a friend” is not considered a viable excuse in a … Continued
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Published in Categories: Drug Posession




I Swear!
Posted by Scott Gorman - December 21, 2016
When you lose your temper, it can be hard to control what comes out of your mouth—and that’s fairly universal for people across the globe. Anger makes us say and do things we would normally consider taboo, like raising your … Continued
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Published in Categories: Domestic Violence




Roadblocking the Rights of Drivers
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 30, 2016
On just about every holiday weekend, including this upcoming Halloween, New Jersey’s police officers line the streets with roadblocks and checkpoints that are designed to catch drunk drivers and keep them off the main streets. Roadblocks are also popular tactics … Continued
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Published in Categories: DUI / DWI




Teen Drinking in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 27, 2016
  Providing Alcohol to Minors If you are 21 or older, you’re allowed to drink (in moderation) without suffering criminal penalties or repercussions. However, it is still illegal for you to provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 … Continued
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Published in Categories: Juvenile Defense




Dealing With Substance Abuse in the Courtroom
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 16, 2016
Addiction is a compulsive behavior and breaking an addiction requires significant willpower, as well as repeated actions designed to counteract the compulsions that lead to a specific behavior. Recovering alcoholics attend AA meetings, avoid bars and drinking in social situations, … Continued
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Published in Categories: Criminal Defense, Drug Posession




Right to Remain Silent
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 13, 2016
Along with “We the People” and “Four score and seven years ago,” “You have the right to remain silent” is one of the most widely-recognized phrases in our country. Thanks to criminal shows like CSI and Law and Order SVU, … Continued
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Published in Categories: Criminal Defense




New Jersey’s Controlled Dangerous Substances
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 28, 2016
Everyone knows that drugs are bad and using them can have dire consequences, including jail time, fines, loss of employment and personal repercussions. But drug use is highly subjective because of the changing nature of drugs on the market and … Continued
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Published in Categories: Drug Posession




Solitary Confinement for Younger Inmates
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 27, 2016
Rikers Island in New York has a reputation for violence and despair across the country. As the second largest jail in the United States that is home to anywhere from 11,000 to 12,500 inmates at any given time, Rikers is … Continued
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Published in Categories: Juvenile Defense




Record Expungement
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 17, 2016
Having a criminal record can be a weight hanging over your head, especially if you have changed your ways and are trying to get back to a normal, crime-free life. Often, hiding a criminal history, no matter how small, turns … Continued
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Published in Categories: Expungment




Pretrial Intervention
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 3, 2016
Drug crimes are tough to handle because many of those who are accused of committing crimes by using illegal substances are in the throes of an addiction for which they desperately need treatment. In such cases, there is a need … Continued
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Published in Categories: Criminal Defense