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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Domestic Violence: What Do We Do When the Victim is a Man?
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 10, 2019
Recently, a story broke about a New Jersey councilwoman who is being accused of beating her husband over the head with a broomstick and a cookbook. The councilwoman also allegedly bit her husband’s arm. The story was not just carried … Continued
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Municipal Prosecutors Can Drop Marijuana Charges. But Will They?
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 28, 2018
On July 20th, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal asked municipal prosecutors across the state to put a hold on cases involving possession of a small amount of marijuana. Grewal asked for six weeks to provide further guidance as to … Continued
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Why Can I Be Punished for Not Providing Evidence?
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 14, 2018
In New Jersey, once you drive your car on a public road or in a place like a commercial parking lot, you have given your consent to provide breath samples if a police officer believes you might be drunk. This … Continued
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A Halt on Marijuana Prosecutions . . . For Now
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 24, 2018
Less than two weeks after he was sworn in as Jersey City’s Chief Municipal Prosecutor, Jake Hudnut issued a memorandum that effectively decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Jersey City. Unfortunately, this did not sit well with … Continued
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All You Need to Know About Drug Recognition “Experts” and How They May Affect Your Criminal Case
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 17, 2018
When you get pulled over for driving while impaired by marijuana or other drugs (DWID) in New Jersey, you will typically be introduced to a Drug Recognition Expert. Despite a number of inherent flaws in the ways in which these … Continued
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Marijuana Legalization – Could You Be Off the Hook for Your Marijuana DWI?
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 10, 2018
Here at The Gorman Law Firm, we like to keep our clients informed on how we can help them if they ever encounter any trouble with the law. Governor Murphy came into office promising to reshape New Jersey’s marijuana laws; … Continued
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The Legal Consequences of Addiction
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 3, 2018
Judges in New Jersey are routinely faced with the challenge of fashioning appropriate sentences for individuals who have been convicted of drug crimes as a result their struggles with drug addiction. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a recognized psychiatric diagnosis … Continued
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Hindering an Official Investigation
Posted by Scott Gorman - June 4, 2018
If you’re questioned as part of a police investigation, you don’t necessarily have to fear that you’ll be charged with a crime. Police officers interview witnesses who may have been at the scene of a crime, or people who know … Continued
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