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Scott A Gorman

Criminal defense Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   42 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Helping good people get out of bad situations.

The Gorman Law Firm is the aggressive advocate you need in your corner when you are faced with any criminal or quasi-criminal charges or the loss of your license. With Scott A. Gorman, you get the benefit of working with an attorney with the big law firm credentials, pedigree, experience, and proven track record but without having to foot the big firm price tag. Also, unlike multi-attorney firms where the only contact you may have with your attorney is the initial consult or when you meet him or her in court for the first time, you can rest assured that Mr. Gorman will meet with you as necessary, spend as much time as necessary, and walk you through each step of the difficult process in which you find yourself. Unlike other firms, you will not be a cog in his machine; instead, you will be an integral part of his family of clients for whom he cares enough to fight as hard as if he were fighting for himself or his actual family members. Call Mr. Gorman for a free consultation today to discuss your rights and find out how you can put him to work for you.

 

Mr. Gorman’s practice areas include, but are not limited to, DWI matters, Criminal Law, including but not limited to matters involving Theft, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Matters, Domestic Violence Matters, Probation Violations, Federal Crimes, Drug Crimes, and White Collar Crimes.

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Location

Office of the New Jersey Public Defender
60 State Street
Third Floor
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

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Posted by Antonios | May 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DUI MATTER
Great Person, Great Attorney, Great Expertise. Definitely contact Attorney Gorman if you have any legal issues you won't regret it
Posted by Liz | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you believe in miracles , you should go for Mr. Scott Gorman
A few years ago I was young & dumb got 2 dui’s after that I got my stuff together to do better & be better but you know in NJ you need a car , so I kept driving after all my punishments bc I didn’t have anyone really represent me for those 2 dui s from 9 yrs ago .. that was a big mistake on Valentine’s Day I parked my car in maywoof by the way I have diabetes, so I parked to get a candy bc my sugar was low & I wasn’t feeling good .. the next thing I see is one offer car in front & one on back .. they automatically stereotyped me as a person who was drunk or high bc of my past .. they towed my car & brought Into station as I cried & said to myself this cannot be happening again I’ve been doing everything right , in my urine they found medicated that were proscribed to me , the charged me with dui & a lot of other things .. the officer didn’t even fill out anything while I was there .. he mailed & I went to court , I tried a Public defendant who told me I have no chance just go to jail il for 6 mos & 10 yrs suspended license./. He told just sign you have no chance .. & I said no I will get a lawyer that’s when I met Mrr. Scott Gorman , , he had such a relaxed way about him & pleasant .. he told me since they mailed me my summons I didn’t have to show bc who is to know if I received those summons sent by mail but by them I had already screwed that had went into court .. but scott still said don’t worry I think we still have a good chance , he gave me faith , hope , strength when I had none.. we went to court for 2 yrs straight through zoom in person mostly , he was always there a call , a text away through the 2 yrs he was always honest he told me what was right & wrong .. what was going good , what was not .. Mr. Scott Gorman literally went into the Lions den & he wasn’t going looe . He brought my case to the Supreme Court , shortly after I had to give Mr.Gorman some documents emailed , so mr. Gorman called & said forget the document we’re getting your dui dropped, I didn’t know what to say I broke down in tears & said thank you , I could of never got this done it was a miracle .. he is amazing .. if you have any charges or dui Mr . Scott Gorman is your man . He’s not about money , He’s about really fighting for his client .. Even the judge said you would’ve never got this dismissed if you didn’t have the great lawyer you have .. I’ve never seen anyone fight so hard ,,, this my lawyer for life I recommend him to everyone who needs a lawyer .. he’s the best !!!! I owe my life to him , my life would’ve changed in a bad direction I f he didn’t save me , Thank you Mr.Scott Gorman… a true guardian angel !!!
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Posted by Gisele | October 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Ethical & Helpful.
I left a very long review on another popular site already so I'll make this quick. The time he spent engaging with me and speaking to me honestly, guiding me on the best proper steps that should be taken and overall helpfulness speaks volumes to his character. I'm not one to go out of my way and act like a Karen unless something is so horrible they deserve a negative review or they are so helpful they deserve praise. I am on avvo, a site I never heard of until recently, going out of my way to leave a review because he went way out of his way and that is something no other Attorney has ever done. He truly deserves more than 5 stars as a Thank You for restoring my faith in the legal community (well, maybe that is a bit much because I question lots of legal professionals ethics after the one I dealt with before. I welcome you to go read that review ha.) I would totally recommend Scott to anyone who needs legal assistance and wants a knowledgeable and helpful Attorney who has your best interest in mind. Not the fake "I like to help my clients and care" bs line that all the Attorneys proclaim. He truly does want to be helpful
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Posted by AL from NJ | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is goes above and beyond
Had a fender bender and popped a .10 on breathalizer. Scott saved me form a 9 month suspension and points by scrutinizing the breathalizer test and an incorrect procedure. Suspension reduced to 3 months and no points. Scott really cares, is empathetic and spent a lot of time with me. He is a life saver!
Posted by Norah | September 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond in every respect
From the moment I spoke to Scott he assured me he would treat me like family each and every step of the way. He never failed on this promise once throughout the case and instilled confidence that we were executing on the right strategy in my defense at every step. I was facing serious, career derailing felony charges. Not only did Scott get all charges downgraded and dropped, he had my record expunged so I could continue to succeed in my hard won career. Truly the finest out there, I would recommend him without reservation for anyone looking for superior and results driven representation.
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Posted by Marc Anthony | July 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Gorman is simply the Best Lawyer out there!
I hired Mr. Gorman aproxx 6-7 yrs ago to help me with regards to getting an Expungement for a Disorderly Persons offence that was dismissed in the Court but it was still on the record in the Police Department he is a caring and kind gentleman who truly wants to help people I was surprised @ how quickly Mr Gorman was able to get me the Expungement and it went though sooner that I thought so I could start to apply for jobs & I no longer had to worry about the thing I thought would hinder me from working in a field I had chosen Security Officer and as a P.D. Dispatcher I was able to get work and the career I was trained in an which I love after the expungement took away the road blocks so I highly recommend Mr. Gorman a very kind good man he truly cares about his clients 100% so TY again Mr Gorman I got my life back & I could not have done it without you I highly recommend Scott Gorman 100% Marc
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Posted by Marc | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Gorman is the best!
I recently had Mr. Gorman help me with an Expungement, he is very reasonable with his prices and does not judge people on past indiscretions, he is also a caring and kind gentleman who truly wants to help you! I highly recommend!! Marc
Posted by Brandy | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!
Scott Gorman is an excellent lawyer who truly cares about his clients. His prices are incredibly reasonable for the outstanding service he provides. His vast knowledge and understanding attitude put me at ease as he patiently walked me through what to expect with my case. Mr. Gorman was prompt to respond to any questions I had regarding my case and handled everything impeccably well. He ended up saving me a great deal of money and a huge headache. I would highly recommend Mr. Gorman to anyone facing any legal worries.
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Posted by Natasha N Dunn | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Allistair, Mingo criminal case
Scott is an excellent attorney very hard working and dedicated. I would definitely refer him to others. His compassion for his clients and flexibility speaks highly of his character and professionalism. I am so glad that we chose him to handle our case.
Posted by Bill | January 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great knowledgeable attorney
I was referred to Scott by a previous client of his. Scott returned my call quickly and within a few hours I had hired him. My case was discussed in great detail and my options were explained to me regarding the law and as well as my payment options. Domestic violence allegations is a very serious matter and in most cases proves to be life changing for many of the accused. Scott through his expertise got the case dismissed with no court ordered classes or service. Scott later went on to battle prosecutors and Successfully won my gun seizure trial. Taking the required time to research previous law cases and then delivering a great court presence , I know made the difference in winning my court cases. I highly recommend Scott for any criminal matter defense a true professional
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Posted by Debra | December 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
I called Scott's office and he immediately returned my call. I had a legal question and Scott couldn't have been more Knowledgeable, caring, took so much of his time to explain the situation and helped with some suggestions on rectifying the Problem. Besides being extremely knowledgeable he is so down to earth. I will be recommending him to everyone I know. Thank you Scott for your help. I just can't say enough.
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Posted by Hernando | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great outcome thanks to Scott's hard work!!
I contacted Scott in Feb 2017, after being charged with a DWI which operating my vehicle on rt. 80. Scott is extremely knowledgeable, well spoken and has an anudance of experience dealing with DWI cases. During the 8 months of dealing with the NJ (don't want to mention the town) court system, Scott and I had 6 court appearances, where he stood by my side and always tried to work a deal with the prosecutor. Scott's hard work and dedication to my case, resulted in the DWI charges getting dropped. During the 8 months of working with Scott, I was easily able to contact him through email or cell phone. I would recommend Scott to anyone who is dealing with a DWI.
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Posted by Eddie | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FIVE STAR RATING FOR THIS FIVE STAR ATTORNEY
I recently found myself in the unfortunate situation of being charged with a DWI. The number of attorneys who "specialize" in this area of law is endless. My search stopped once I found Scott Gorman. Scott is of a rare breed – not only is he highly versed in the law, he also maintains a graceful and admirable personal touch with his clients. Once you meet with Scott, you immediately feel secure that you have an intelligent, aggressive attorney on your side ready to defend you. Scott responds to telephone calls promptly. I would recommend Scott Gorman to any friend or family member in the blink of an eye.
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Posted by Victoria | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and caring attorney
Scott Gorman recently represented us in a case involving a minor in family court. All good reviews that we read here turned out to be true. Scott is knowledgeable, honest and trustworthy. He is also sincerely friendly, easy to talk to, and is very understanding. He returned every call and never rushed while talking to us. He went extra mile and did some research on our case before we signed a retainer, so that he could give us all possible outcomes and options before we made the decision on how to proceed. I would recommend him without any hesitation
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
Scott assisted my family member to fight the charge of fare evasion at court. With his advice and support, the charge was dismissed as my family member had already bought a 30-day Pass... Scott is an excellent lawyer I would strongly recommend!
Posted by Karen | July 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is beyond an excellent attorny
He is currently representing my in a dwi case in little ferry. He has been fantastic. Exceptionally brilliant. Highest degree of professionalism. Has wonderful repoire, with procecuter and judge. Highly respected!!
Posted by Matheus | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
He helped me with a speeding ticket. He provided support from start to finish and helped me by speaking with the prosecutor and finding a plea bargain for my points to be waived. If I am driving today its because of Scott Gorman!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Gorman....Straight Shooter....Class Act
About a year ago I was referred to Mr. Gorman by a friend of mine for a matter in which I was involved in 16 years ago, 2 months after turning 18. This incident left me pleading guilty to a charge to avoid a harsh penalty and leaving me with a record for the rest of my life. With Mr. Gorman's office number in hand I gave him a call and discussed with him my situation. We ended the call with another discussion to be had a week from that date so Mr. Gorman could compile information on my case. Our next conversation would be very uplifting for me however Mr. Gorman never sugar coated the situation nor did he promised the results that I was looking for which I appreciated. He was always prompt with returning phone calls and following up with me. His staff was always polite and forwarded messages to him for me. Most importantly...Mr. Gorman did what I thought and was told by many even in the legal system was the impossible and got me the results I was looking for. No doubt Scott Gorman was the man for the job!
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Posted by Susan | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott Gorman
In what turned out to be a very challenging period in my life Scott was a true bright spot. Being charged with DUI in 2015 Scott answered all my of questions and concerns and was able to get me the best possible outcome! All while making me feel like he was helping a Friend. I highly recommend Scott... he is a true professional who cares about what he does and who he is doing it for! Thank You again Scott!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer!
Don’t look any further if you are looking for the best representation for your DUI case. Several months ago I was faced with this unfortunate situation. Along with the DUI ticket I was also issued several other tickets that would have essentially totaled 13 points. It was truly a daunting time for me- especially because I never got into any sort of trouble before and the most pressing issue for me was how this would affect me career wise as I am a graduate student that’s going to be looking for employment soon. I explained to Scott my concerns and from the beginning he was able to pinpoint flaws in my case and filed a motion that essentially had my DUI dismissed. All the other tickets were dismissed as well in favor of pleading guilty to a lesser traffic violation. Scott was always available to answer any questions that I had – which were many – in a timely manner and didn’t make me feel as though I was just another client. He truly made me feel at ease and his professionalism and expertise allowed me to get the great results that I received. To say the least, lesson learned the hard way but if you are faced with a similar situation contact Scott- I highly recommend him and you won’t regret it and will be beyond satisfied. Big thanks to him again!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Office of the New Jersey Public Defender
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goodgold West & Bennett
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Owner
  • The Gorman Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2021
  • Associate
  • RZLG Firm
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • K&L Gates
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Barbara Byrd Wecker, J.A.D.
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Cornell University
  • BS with honors - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Gomes
  • Defendant won appeal
  • T.C. v. K.T.
  • Favorable for Mr. Gorman's client: Reversed and final restraining order vacated
  • P.R.C. v. D.G.
  • Favorble outcome for Mr. Gorman's client: Final restraining order vacated; matter remanded for a new hearing
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • NORML
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Solo and Small Firms Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Municipal Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Poker Players Alliance
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2024
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2023
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2022
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2021
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2020
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2019
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2018
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2015
  • Certified as a Municipal Court Law Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2015
  • Voted one of Bergen County's Top Lawyers
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2014
  • Voted one of Bergen County's Top Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2013
  • Voted one of Bergen County's Top Lawyers - Appellate Practice
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2012
  • Voted one of Bergen County's Top Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • (201) Magazine
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly
  • 2010
  • Best Brief Award
  • David Cohn Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Bergen County Bar Association newsletter
  • Criminal Law Update (regular articles to author submitted)
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
  • Social Media evidence
  • 2017
  • Building Your Case With Electronic Evidence: Facebook, Text, Email Evidence and More
  • Electronic Evidence
  • 2017
  • How To Defend DWI Cases Without Driving Yourself To Drink
  • Defending DWI Cases
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state. He knows his way around a courtroom and he has an excellent reputation with the prosecutors and judges who will affect the disposition of a client's case. Experienced and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for several years and watched him act as a tireless advocate for his criminal defense clients. Any individual who has retained Scott as his attorney has received diligent attention and superior legal acumen. I highly recommend Scott Gorman's services to both clients, family and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Gorman is a fantastic attorney who zealously advocates for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a top notch criminal defense attorney; I have referred him clients and have heard him lecture on various topics. I endorse him without any hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Scott at a two day DUI seminar in Los Angeles. He impressed me with his knowledge of DUI and the science behind how to defend DUI cases. I would recommend anyone facing a DUI charge in his area to give him a call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Gorman is a respected member in the legal community. He is a pillar in the National College of DUI defense. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is not only a highly skilled trial attorney, but an empathetic counselor to people facing difficulties and crises. As a professional colleague he is extremely generous and always willing to share the benefit of his knowledge and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is the kind of lawyer I would recommend to a family member. He is sharp and thoroughly versed on the law. He is bold and willing to go above and beyond what is expected on all fronts in his capacity as a lawyer. But what distinguishes Scott from the rest is that on top of being a superb lawyer, he has a human touch that is often missing. He knows who he is defending and he is not afraid to go out on the limb for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Scott on several matters where he has handled the criminal aspect. On those occasions, he has treated our shared clients with the utmost respect and consideration and taken the time to thoroughly explain the process they are about to endure,the possible outcomes and his honest advise as to how to proceed. Scott is an excellent attorney and human being and if he's your lawyer, he won't disappoint."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott Gorman as an attorney for the past few years. He has that rare mix of personality and legal knowledge that makes him an extremely effective courtroom attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Gorman is an unwavering advocate for his clients. He maintains extremely high standards for himself and his work, his innate sense of fairness and his pursuit of justice underlies his commitment to provide each client with the best possible representation. Mr. Gorman and I developed many defenses to scientific evidence in DWI cases. He is at the forefront of advancing some of the most sophisticated defenses in the State of New Jersey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a stellar attorney with a top notch education, big firm credentials and experience, outstanding training, a great personality, and an ability to get things done on behalf of his clients. If you are looking for a zealous advocate who will continually fight on your behalf and never back down to prosecutors' or anyone else's bullying tactics, he's the attorney for you!"
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