New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are charged with a crime, more than just your liberty is at stake. The outcome of your criminal matter is likely to have a tremendous impact on your family, your job, and your reputation within the community. With so much at stake and so much uncertainty, it is only natural to feel nervous and unsettled. The most important step to relieving the stress associated with a recent arrest is to retain an experienced and compassionate criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible.

Scott Gorman will take the time to understand your situation and he will explain how his aggressive and strategic representation can give you the best chance for a favorable outcome. Scott knows that good people sometimes find themselves accused of having committed criminal acts and the stakes may be higher for them because of the stigma and consequences of the arrest on that arrest on their families, personal lives, and jobs. For Scott, the first step to effectively advocating on your behalf is getting to know you and your situation. This information is critical to Scott’s ability to both understand your particular needs and cast you in a positive light to the prosecutor and judge. Next, Scott will explain the charges that you are facing and the most significant consequences that could flow from a conviction. Scott will also educate you about the process for prosecuting and defending criminal charges like those that you are facing.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in either Hackensack, Morristown or Bergen County, the time to retain a criminal defense lawyer is now and the lawyer to call is Scott Gorman.

While your case is winding through the criminal justice system, criminal defense attorney Scott Gorman will give your case the attention that it deserves, regardless of the severity of the charges against you. Scott understands that to you, no case is more important than your own. He will work with you to develop a strategy that reflects your unique needs after discussing the potential risks and benefits associated with your various options. To identify the greatest weaknesses in the State’s case against you, Scott will meticulously review the evidence that the State provides in advance of trial. Scott will make every effort to make himself available to answer your questions as soon as possible, always answer or return your calls, and he will keep you informed regarding any developments in your case. Scott prides himself on providing representation that reflects his belief that preparation and diligence are the keys to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients and that no client should ever have to worry about whether they are still on their attorney’s radar.

Scott dedicated himself to the pursuit of justice by concentrating his practice after his first year of practicing law when he worked at a nationally recognized and well-respected corporate law firm. In an effort to remain vigilant and to stay current on the latest developments and to hone his advocacy skills, he is an active member of organizations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. His effectiveness as a criminal defense attorney has been recognized by his recent selection by (201) Magazine as one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and appellate practice. In addition, Scott has been selected by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star every year from 2010 to 2014.*

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"...From the moment we first spoke I knew that he was going to

fight my case with everything he had..."

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"...On my court date,

Scott turned a tough situation into a favorable outcome..."

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aggressive advocate for your defense,

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