What Happens if You Violate a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 16, 2021
When someone accuses you of domestic violence, you will typically have a restraining order entered against you. The New Jersey police and family law courts take all allegations of domestic violence very seriously, and you can have a temporary restraining … 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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7 Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 17, 2020
Domestic violence is a serious allegation, and an arrest can trigger a series of severe and unfavorable consequences. In order to avoid these consequences and mitigate your risk of facing a conviction at trial, you need to defend yourself by … Continued
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What Should I Do if I Have Been Accused of Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Crisis?
Posted by Scott Gorman - June 16, 2020
If you have been accused of domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis, you are not alone. According to The Economist, while overall crime rates have fallen by as much as 25 percent in major cities during the crisis, reports of … Continued
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How is the COVID-19 Crisis Impacting Domestic Violence Prosecutions in New Jersey?
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 29, 2020
At this point, just about everything has been impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in one way or another. Many businesses are closed or operating at limited capacity, many students are starting the fall semester at home, and the … Continued
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Domestic Violence: What Do We Do When the Victim is a Man?
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 10, 2019
Recently, a story broke about a New Jersey councilwoman who is being accused of beating her husband over the head with a broomstick and a cookbook. The councilwoman also allegedly bit her husband’s arm. The story was not just carried … Continued
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NJ Attorney Targeted in Child Exploitation Crackdown
Posted by Scott Gorman - October 23, 2017
Being a lawyer does not necessarily protect you from criminal activities, especially in the wake of the state’s renewed focus on child exploitation and child pornography trafficking. A New Jersey attorney was recently arrested for charges of trafficking in child … Continued
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Megan’s Law Offenses and Out-of-State Offenders
Posted by Scott Gorman - September 30, 2017
If you have been convicted of a sex offense and have to register under Megan’s Law in New Jersey, the rules for applying for release are extremely strict. If you were originally charged and convicted in New Jersey and you’ve … Continued
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Domestic Abuse: Interfering with Employment
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 26, 2017
When a relationship breaks down, tensions and emotions are high, and any instance of anger or frustration can be escalated to levels beyond sniping or arguments. It’s not always easy to communicate or interact in the middle of a divorce … Continued
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Firearms and Domestic Violence
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 8, 2017
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives us the right to bear arms, but this right is a hot topic in today’s society. Gun ownership is the subject of heated debates, especially as the number of mass shootings continues … Continued
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