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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Probation and Parole in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 23, 2017
If you have been placed on parole or probation following a criminal conviction in New Jersey, you have to meet certain requirements and abide by specific restrictions as a condition of your release. Probation and parole are typically used as … 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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Domestic Violence Defense
Posted by Scott Gorman - June 3, 2017
With the recent allegations of spousal abuse leveled against Johnny Depp by soon-to-be ex-wife Amber Heard, domestic violence is once again in the headlines of newspapers across the country. The topic of domestic violence is a tough one, mostly because … Continued
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I Swear!
Posted by Scott Gorman - December 21, 2016
When you lose your temper, it can be hard to control what comes out of your mouth—and that’s fairly universal for people across the globe. Anger makes us say and do things we would normally consider taboo, like raising your … Continued
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Restraining Orders – TRO’s vs. FRO’s
Posted by Scott Gorman - May 1, 2016
A restraining order can put serious limitations on your family life. Depending on your particular circumstances, a domestic violence restraining order could leave you searching for a new place to live or without direct access to your children while you … Continued
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When Hazing Becomes Assault
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 28, 2015
Fraternities, sororities and many sports teams consider hazing to be a time-honored tradition designed to build bonds and create solidarity among the group. Hazing is integral to many organizations’ vetting process—newcomers and applicants are forced to participate in silly or … Continued
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Published in Categories: Domestic Violence, Juvenile Defense