What Are New Jersey’s Laws on Weapon Possession?
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 30, 2022
While the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives U.S. citizens the right to bear arms, this right is not absolute. Federal and state laws restrict the types of weapons citizens can possess, they impose licensing and other requirements, and … Continued
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Can the Police Arrest Me for a Crime if They Pull Me Over for Speeding in NJ?
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 15, 2022
You got caught speeding in New Jersey. When you saw blue lights in your mirror, you knew exactly why the police were pulling you over. But, during your traffic stop, the officer got suspicious about something else; and, before you … Continued
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Is Drug Possession a Felony in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - February 14, 2022
In New Jersey, drug possession is a felony-level offense in most cases. Unless you were found in possession of a small amount of marijuana or a prescription drug for personal use, you are facing prosecution for what is known as … Continued
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Which Crimes are Felonies in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - December 17, 2021
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in New Jersey, you might be wondering whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony. While facing any type of criminal charge is serious, felonies carry greater penalties than … Continued
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5 Mistakes to Avoid if You Get Arrested During the Holidays in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 30, 2021
From shoplifting to drunk driving, the police in Essex County target local residents for various crimes during the holiday season. Getting arrested can have severe consequences regardless of the time of year; and, if you’ve been arrested during the holidays, … Continued
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What Happens When You Get Arrested for Shoplifting in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - October 15, 2021
Shoplifting is a common criminal charge in New Jersey, and shoplifting arrests are particularly common during the holiday season. While it might seem like a minor offense, shoplifting can carry severe penalties under New Jersey law. With this in mind, … Continued
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How the Fourth Amendment Applies in Criminal Cases in Essex County, NJ
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 16, 2021
When you get charged with a crime under New Jersey law, avoiding a conviction means preventing the prosecution from meeting its burden of proof. You don’t need to prove that you are innocent—you just need to prevent the prosecution from … Continued
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Criminal Charges in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 30, 2021
When you are facing a criminal charge in New Jersey, every step you take matters. While you may be at risk for substantial fines and jail time, you may also be able to avoid these consequences – or at least … Continued
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What Can Happen if You Don’t Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 16, 2021
If you are facing a criminal charge in New Jersey and you are thinking about trying to defend yourself in court, you need to read this article first. Trying to defend yourself is extremely risky—and this is true whether you … Continued
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Charged with a Crime in Essex County? Important Info if 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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