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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Can You Be Charged with a Crime in New Jersey Related to COVID-19?
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 31, 2020
In New Jersey, authorities are cracking down on individuals who put others at risk, or who threaten to put others at risk, by exposing them to the COVID-19 virus. Prosecutors have been filing charges since the start of the pandemic, … Continued
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Are New Jersey’s Criminal Courts Open During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic?
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 15, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted virtually all aspects of life in New Jersey. As a result of Governor Murphy’s “stay-at-home” order and the federal government’s social distancing guidelines, the state’s economy largely shut down, and, although many businesses … Continued
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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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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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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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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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Check Fraud
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 21, 2018
Bouncing a check is embarrassing—and usually comes with a fee assessed by the payee or your bank. But even if you accidentally wrote a bad check, these fees and the accompanying embarrassment might not be the only thing you face. … Continued
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Stalking Charges and Penalties in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 23, 2018
Obsession can be dangerous, and when it crosses the line into following, watching, and stalking, there can be serious legal ramifications. In New Jersey, being charged with stalking can lead to fines, jail time, and even restrictions on where you … Continued
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