Underage Drinking and Driving Restrictions
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 9, 2018
When you first got your license as a teenager, the ability to drive probably opened up a whole new world to you. You could get yourself to and from school without the bus, you could go to football games and … Continued
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Published in Categories: Juvenile Defense




Juvenile Waivers in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 22, 2017
Most cases involving accusations that minors have broken a criminal law are handled in family court, where there is an emphasis placed on rehabilitation rather than punishment for younger offenders. However, some juvenile crimes are serious enough to be tried … Continued
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Shoplifting
Posted by Scott Gorman - July 13, 2017
In an overwhelming number of cases, teenagers commit crimes because they are bored or because they like the rush of breaking the law and doing something illegal. Often, young thrill-seekers don’t stop to think about the consequences of the laws … Continued
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The Right to Remain Silent in a Juvenile Case
Posted by Scott Gorman - April 22, 2017
Everyone is familiar with the opening lines of the Miranda Rights — you have a right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to an attorney. You also have … Continued
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Teen Drinking in New Jersey
Posted by Scott Gorman - November 27, 2016
Just about everyone knows the legal drinking age in New Jersey is 21, and everyone under that age may be subject to fines, penalties or even jail time if they are caught drinking. However, it is fairly well-known that many … Continued
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Solitary Confinement for Younger Inmates
Posted by Scott Gorman - August 27, 2016
Rikers Island in New York has a reputation for violence and despair across the country. As the second largest jail in the United States that is home to anywhere from 11,000 to 12,500 inmates at any given time, Rikers is … 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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