Following COVID-19 Closure, New Jersey Courts Plan to Restart Criminal Trials in September
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 31, 2020
After months of not holding trials due to the COVID-19 crisis, on July 22, 2020, the New Jersey Courts announced plans to resume criminal trials in September. The announcement does not identify a specific date on which trials will resume, … Continued
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7 Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 17, 2020
Domestic violence is a serious allegation, and an arrest can trigger a series of severe and unfavorable consequences. In order to avoid these consequences and mitigate your risk of facing a conviction at trial, you need to defend yourself by … Continued
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Can You Be Charged with a Crime in New Jersey Related to COVID-19?
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 31, 2020
In New Jersey, authorities are cracking down on individuals who put others at risk, or who threaten to put others at risk, by exposing them to the COVID-19 virus. Prosecutors have been filing charges since the start of the pandemic, … Continued
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7 Defenses to DUI Charges in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 17, 2020
In New Jersey, a DUI charge can lead to jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and other penalties. Avoiding these penalties requires a strategic defense, and it is important to work with an experienced Bergen County DUI attorney to … Continued
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What if I Got a DUI During New Jersey’s “Stay-at-Home” Order?
Posted by Scott Gorman - June 30, 2020
Like most other governors around the country, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a “stay-at-home” order in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the order was in effect, it prohibited travel for most purposes, with exceptions for picking … Continued
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What Should I Do if I Have Been Accused of Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Crisis?
Posted by Scott Gorman - June 16, 2020
If you have been accused of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis, you are not alone. According to The Economist, while overall crime rates have fallen by as much as 25 percent in major cities during the crisis, reports of … Continued
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How is the COVID-19 Crisis Impacting Domestic Violence Prosecutions in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 29, 2020
At this point, just about everything has been impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in one way or another. Many businesses are closed or operating at limited capacity, many students are starting the fall semester at home, and the … Continued
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Are New Jersey’s Criminal Courts Open During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic?
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 15, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted virtually all aspects of life in New Jersey. As a result of Governor Murphy’s “stay-at-home” order and the federal government’s social distancing guidelines, the state’s economy largely shut down, and, although many businesses … Continued
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Follow the Rules: New Jersey’s Stay at Home Order Means Stay at Home
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 24, 2020
By now, we all know that Governor Murphy has ordered all New Jersey residents to hunker down at home. We can still run out to essential businesses to pick up goodies like prescription medication, wine, and guns, although you’ll need … Continued
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Recent Changes to New Jersey’s Driving While Intoxicated Penalties
Posted by Scott Gorman - February 4, 2020
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious criminal offense in New Jersey. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges have significant legal and financial consequences, including loss of driving privileges, fines and jail time. Not … Continued
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