Charged with a Crime in Essex County? Here’s What You Need to Know if You are Innocent
Posted by Scott Gorman - March 31, 2021
If you have been charged with a crime and you are innocent, you are not alone. Wrongful convictions are alarmingly common, and far more people escape conviction after being accused of crimes they did not commit. Unfortunately, simply being innocent … Continued
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Fighting a DUI in Morristown if Your BAC Was 0.08 or Above
Posted by Scott Gorman - March 19, 2021
In New Jersey, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or above. This is known as a per se DUI, and prosecutors do not need evidence of impairment to win a conviction. If your … Continued
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7 Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Essex County (Besides Fines and Jail Time)
Posted by Scott Gorman - February 26, 2021
In New Jersey, being convicted of a crime means facing the possibility of fines and jail time. From petty disorderly persons offenses to first-degree indictable crimes, all criminal offenses carry these penalties under New Jersey law. But, as Morristown criminal … Continued
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What are the Consequences of Refusing a Breath Test During a DUI Stop in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - February 12, 2021
When the police pulled you over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), did you refuse to take the breath test? If you did, you may be facing two charges instead of one. In addition to a DUI charge, … Continued
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Can You Get a DUI on Private Property in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - January 29, 2021
You were charged with driving under the influence (DUI), but you were on private property. Maybe you were in a friend’s or neighbor’s driveway, in a bar parking lot, or driving in your private gated community. Whatever the specific facts … Continued
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5 Reasons Not to Plead Guilty When Charged with a Crime in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - January 15, 2021
If you have been charged with a crime and are thinking about pleading guilty, you are not alone. People plead guilty all the time—usually because they either (i) assume they are guilty, or (ii) assume there is nothing they can … Continued
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Do You Need a Lawyer for Drug Possession in Essex County, NJ?
Posted by Scott Gorman - December 31, 2020
You’ve been arrested and charged with drug possession in Essex County, NJ. Do you need a lawyer? While you might think that you are facing a relatively minor charge, the reality is that any drug conviction can have significant consequences … Continued
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Arrested in Essex County, NJ? Here’s What You Need to Know
Posted by Scott Gorman - December 17, 2020
Have you been arrested in Essex County, New Jersey? If so, you are facing jail or prison time regardless of the charge (or charges) against you. But, you could also have several defenses available; and, if you are a first-time … Continued
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Diversionary Programs for First-Time Offenders in Essex County, NJ
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 30, 2020
If you are facing a criminal charge in New Jersey as a first-time offender, it will be important for you to speak with an Essex County criminal defense attorney about seeking entry into a diversionary program. Entering into – and … Continued
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Should You Request a Jury Trial in Essex County Criminal Court?
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 16, 2020
If you are facing a criminal charge in Essex County, you have the ability to choose whether your case will be tried by a judge or jury. If you opt for a “bench trial,” the judge will hear the facts … Continued
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