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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Should You Testify in Your Essex County Domestic Violence Case?
Posted by Scott Gorman - October 16, 2020
If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges in Essex County, you face swift and severe consequences. You need to defend yourself by all means available, and you need to be extremely careful to avoid mistakes that could make … Continued
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Is Racial Profiling a Defense to Criminal Charges in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 30, 2020
Racial profiling has long been a problem in New Jersey. In an effort to combat racial profiling, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice has published several resources for law enforcement officers, including an official Racial Profiling Policy and a … Continued
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What Should You Do After Being Arrested for DUI in Essex County, NJ?
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 16, 2020
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Essex County, you are facing a driver’s license suspension, fines, other financial penalties, and possibly even jail time. You need to do everything you can to protect yourself, … Continued
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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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