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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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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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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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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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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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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