Terence M. Scott, Esq.

Terence M. Scott, Esq. Fight your charges with a former prosecutor and trial-tested Passaic County criminal defense attorne At Terence M.

Scott Esq., our Passaic County criminal defense attorney has been practicing law for over 30 years. Our lawyer is also a former assistant prosecutor who understands the laws from both sides of the court. A high-powered, trial-tested veteran of countless criminal matters, Terence M. Scott has secured many victories, including numerous dismissals and not-guilty verdicts. Our practice is equipped to

handle criminal matters involving domestic violence, juvenile crimes, murder, theft, white collar crimes, drunk driving (DWI), and virtually any type of misdemeanor and felony charges. We’re available 24/7 for your FREE consultation. We've been successfully representing clients in Superior and Municipal Courts in a wide range of cases since 1983. From death penalty cases and Superior Court trials to pre-indictment courts and municipal cases, we do it all for your legal peace of mind.

With over 30 years of legal experience, Terence Scott is well-versed in strategizing an effective criminal defense. To l...
Attorney Profile | Passaic County Criminal Lawyer

With over 30 years of legal experience, Terence Scott is well-versed in strategizing an effective criminal defense. To learn more about our head attorney, continue reading.

Meet Terence M. Scott, a seasoned Passaic criminal defense attorney who has been practicing the law for over 30 years. Call today for a FREE evaluation.

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Terence M. Scott, Esq.

Terence M. Scott, Esq.


In Germany, corporate law favors a labor-oriented model of business governance. What does that mean? Company employees have significant say in day-to-day operations and they’re entitled to elect up to 50% of the board of directors to serve as their representatives.


If you’ve recently learned that your child is going to be tried as an adult for a crime he or she committed, it’s important to seek representation right away. Since penalties can be much stricter if he or she is tried as an adult, you need someone on his or her side to defend his or her rights.


If you are the buyer of a new home, then you will need added assurances that you are getting a fair deal. Hiring a real estate attorney will put you in the know and make sure that all of your bases are covered.


Although a potential business partner may claim they don’t want to have a hand in daily operations initially, this can frequently change. If you want to avoid a sudden power struggle over the first operational disagreement, it’s wise to spell out exactly who controls each aspect of the business in the partnership agreement.


Experts say one of the biggest mistakes people make with estate planning is that they wait too long. You may never have a serious illness or injury until very late in your life; however, if that’s not the case then having a plan in place at a relatively early age is a great idea.


Times change. Prior to the Civil War, many US corporations were “mixed enterprises” from a legal standpoint. Financed with a combination of public funds and private investments, they functioned partly as public agencies and partly as private companies.


If you are a driver between the ages of 18 and 25, experts say it’s a good idea to hire a traffic attorney for virtually any ticket because insurance companies more carefully scrutinize the records of younger drivers than other customers.


Even in an amicable divorce situation, it's a good idea to have an experienced divorce lawyer at least read over proposed settlement documents. It has nothing to do with trusting or not trusting the other side; it's simply the smart thing to do with such an important legal event in your life.


Many believe that the juvenile who has committed particular acts should be considered to have been capable of adult thought and should be treated as an adult. Most juveniles, however, end up being treated as juveniles unless they have done something particularly heinous.


Under ethics guidelines, should a juvenile attorney make decisions he or she believes are in the best interests of the client or follow the stated directions of the client? Legal experts say the answer is the same throughout the country: The attorney’s first obligation is to the wishes of the client.


So what exactly is the marital deduction when it comes to estate planning? This is a legal stipulation that allows married persons to transfer unlimited assets to the surviving spouse following death without federal estate tax.


Did you know that many traffic ticket cases get dismissed for a variety of reasons? Before you decide to plead no contest and send in a check, it may be worth discussing whether we can help you handle your case for less.


It’s important to remember that you don’t always have to settle for whatever custody arrangement your spouse proposes. Let’s talk about what you believe is in the best interests of your children so that we can get to work on making your case for custody.


In criminal law, there are special rules that govern criminal procedure. These special rules restrict the introduction of evidence (in a court of law) and in some cases can help the defense counsel in the protection of their client.


You always want to choose carefully when you are looking for an attorney. When you are divorcing, it is even more important, because he or she is vital in framing your case for the court, which can be instrumental in getting the best results.


According to the Consumer Federation of America, a ticket for driving despite having a suspended or revoked license is a serious offense that could lead to the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. A traffic attorney may be able to negotiate on your behalf so you don’t permanently lose your license.


If you will be leasing office, commercial, or industrial space for your company or business, contact a corporate attorney to review the terms of the lease. He or she will explain to you exactly what is involved so that you are not trapped in the event a change is needed.


The term “gross estate” refers to all the property and property interests held by an individual at death. The term “taxable estate” refers to the value of the estate after all allowable deductions have been taken.


Not unlike preventive medicine, think of a corporate attorney as preventive legal assistance. While they can help once a problem arises, their services are much better utilized from the beginning so that your business is structured in a way to keep avoidable problems from plaguing you.


Did you know that by properly planning your estate, you can avoid your surviving children having their money taken away by your creditors and or any pending lawsuits? The bottom line is, improper estate planning leaves assets vulnerable to lawsuits and creditors.


Are you hesitant to reveal certain details about the events leading to your DUI arrest because you’re worried they paint you in a bad light? Remember, we need to know all the details – good and bad – in order to adequately prepare your defense.


Whether it's your own personal house, a home you're planning to rent, or a commercial real estate property, it's still going to be a large purchase. So you want to make sure every detail is covered and accounted for, which is where a real estate attorney is handy.


DUI stands for “driving under the influence” and refers to more than just alcohol. It also pertains to prescription, nonprescription, and illegal drugs and an excess of any of these substances is illegal when connected to driving.


When your spouse hasn’t worked for the bulk of your marriage, there’s a good chance that the judge in your case could award alimony. If you need to ensure that you’re not forced to pay more than you can reasonably afford, we’re always available to help.


It’s important to remember that the actions of children and teenagers don’t always make sense to adults. If your child inadvertently committed a crime when he or she was just fooling around, he or she will need an experienced attorney to help sort things out.


Did you know that what you mix alcohol with can end up affecting your blood alcohol level? For instance, if you consume alcoholic beverages that are carbonated or mixed with soda, the increased pressure in your stomach will push more alcohol into your bloodstream faster.


It’s a myth that you only need a criminal defense lawyer if you are not guilty. Experienced criminal lawyers can negotiate for reduced sentences that can be attractive to prosecutors because of the savings in both time and money.


Marriage is one of the most sacred of institutions. That’s why divorce was long seen in a very negative light. Today, thankfully, women and men are not treated as lepers for leaving a marriage where they are not respected.


Did you know that there are four divorces every minute in the United States? That's more than 6,600 divorces each day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For couples who get divorced, the average time they are married is eight years.


In any type of DUI case, it’s very important that you pay all your fines on time. In some cases, failure to pay the fine on time can actually result in a warrant for your arrest. If necessary, the court can work out a payment schedule for you.


Did you know that nearly 1.4 million people are arrested for DUI across America each year? The penalties differ from state to state and are in constant revision, which is why it is essential to have an experienced defense attorney who knows the specifics of the relevant state law.


Of the tests for intoxication that are given, a blood test is the most reliable while a urine test is the least. Breath analysis (also called a chemical test) are reliable only to a point and has many problems associated with it. An attorney experienced with DUI law may be able to help with challenging chemical test results.


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So Sorry to hear about the death of Mr Scott He was the best lawyer a man you could trust I will miss him