Essex County Criminal Defense Attorney

All criminal cases in New Jersey are serious. All allegations of domestic violence can have immediate repercussions, and all DUI/DWI charges carry a litany of potential penalties. Regardless of whether you are facing drunk driving charges, drug charges, sexual assault charges, or charges for any other criminal or juvenile offense, you need an experienced Essex County criminal defense attorney on your side.

Did you know that all crimes carry the potential for jail time in New Jersey? Did you know that a DUI/DWI conviction is not eligible for expungement? Did you know that even being accused of domestic violence is enough to trigger consequences in all aspects of your life?

Experienced Defense Attorney for Criminal, DUI/DWI, Juvenile and Expungement Cases in Essex County

Scott Gorman is a criminal defense and DUI/DWI defense lawyer who knows what it means to be arrested in Essex County. He is an unrelenting advocate for his clients; and, if you have been arrested, he can help you avoid unnecessary consequences. When facing charges, the most important thing you can do is to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, and we are available 24/7 to take your call.

Defense attorney Scott Gorman’s practice consists of representing clients in cases involving:

Criminal Defense

Whether you have been charged with an indictable crime or a disorderly persons offense, you need to begin working on your defense immediately. Fines, jail time and other penalties could be on the table, and you need to begin working with an attorney now in order to protect yourself to the greatest extent possible.

Domestic Violence

If you have been accused of hitting your spouse, stalking a boyfriend or girlfriend, or any other offense targeting a member of your household, you need an Essex County domestic violence lawyer on your side. Domestic violence cases move quickly, and the consequences of a conviction can be severe.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI)

In New Jersey, a drunk driving arrest can lead to loss of driving privileges, fines, insurance surcharges, mandatory alcohol education and counseling, and even jail time. As an experienced Essex County DUI/DWI lawyer, Scott Gorman can help mitigate (or avoid) the costly consequences of your arrest.

Drug Crimes

Scott also has extensive experience in cases involving serious drug crimes. He can help you if you have been arrested for cultivation, manufacturing, trafficking or possession with intent to distribute marijuana, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, prescription pills or other drugs.


If your New Jersey criminal conviction is eligible for expungement, filing a successful petition could truly change your life. Attorney Scott Gorman can determine if you are eligible to file, and, if so, he can handle the entire process on your behalf.

Juvenile Defense

In addition to handling adult criminal and DUI/DWI cases, Scott also has extensive experience in the area of juvenile defense. If you are facing charges as a minor, or if your son or daughter has been charged, Scott can begin working on your case right away.

Contact a Skilled Essex County Criminal Defense Attorney for a Free and Confidential Consultation

One mistake should not ruin your life. Let Essex County criminal defense attorney Scott Gorman fight to protect your future. To get started with a free and confidential consultation, call our Hackensack office at 201-489-9199 or our Morristown office at 973-796-3800 now.

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