Have you been arrested or charged with a criminal offense such as Simple Assault, Marijuana Possession, or Disorderly conduct. Were you pulled over for a DUI or ticketed for a traffic violation in Manchester? McGuckin Law is here to help. Manchester is a sprawling township in western Ocean County and Manchester Police are very active, patrolling Route 70 and other local roads engaging in traffic stops and performing arrests. If you are facing a DWI, criminal charges or a serious traffic offense, please consider McGuckin Law. Now is the time to weigh your options and choose the criminal defense team that is best for you. We are an experienced, local law firm that can help you fight your Manchester charges. Please feel free to browse our website or call 732.924.4200 for a free consultation.

Manchester Marijuana Lawyer

If you or your loved one have been arrested while in possession of marijuana, heroin, or prescription drugs such Oxycontin or Percocet, or are facing possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, we can help. New Jersey has enacted very tough drug laws and the sentence can be severe. Depending upon the type, quantity, and other considerations, you may be facing jail, probation, steep fines, loss of license, and community service. We represent all Manchester an Ocean County drug charges including:

  • Marijuana Possession
  • Possession of Oxycontin
  • Heroin Possession
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • CDS in a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone

For more information on how we can help you fight and beat your Manchester drug charges, please visit the Ocean County Drug Crime Resource Center or call our local office today for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.

Manchester NJ Simple Assault Lawyer

Manchester criminal offenses are heard in Manchester Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River depending upon the severity of the offense, prior record, and other elements of the charges. McGuckin Law assists clients facing criminal charges in Manchester that include Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct, and Shoplifting.

If you are facing one of the above or any other charges, it is important to be proactive and take intelligent steps. These include finding the attorney or law firm that gives you the best chance of success and gaining an understanding of the potential penalties that you face and your defense options and strategies.

If you are facing an indictable offense (felony), then your matter will be heard in Ocean County Superior Court. If you are charged with an Indictable Offense, then depending upon the degree of the charge you are facing jail time, probation, a felony record, and steep fines.

If you are facing a Disorderly Persons Offense (D.P.) then you will be summoned to Manchester Municipal Court. DPs are punishable by up to 6 months in jail, community service and $1000 in fines.

We employ various methods in the defense of our clients. First, we will request all of the evidence that the state will use against you. This is called discovery. We will look through the discovery to determine whether the State will likely be able to prove the case. If not, we will aggressively fight your matter through trial or by way of motions to dismiss or suppress evidence. Additionally, we will work with the prosecution to determine your eligibility into a diversionary program such as a conditional discharge, Pre-Trial Intervention, Mental Health Diversionary Program, or Veteran Diversionary Program.

To find out the best way to fight your Harassment, Terroristic Threats, Credit Card Fraud, or Criminal Mischief Charge call today for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.

Manchester DWI Lawyer

New Jersey DWI offenses are serious. Manchester police actively patrol for suspected drunk drivers while the court aggressively prosecutes drunk driving and related charges such as:

  • Refusal
  • DWI in a School Zone
  • Second DUI Offense
  • Third or Subsequent DWI
  • Underage DUI

DWI charges carry serious penalties that include:

  • Loss of license
  • Steep fines and surcharges
  • Community Service
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Incarceration

The defense of DWI charges is a major focus of McGuckin Law. It is important to understand that the State of New Jersey prohibits plea-bargaining DUI cases and also prohibits provisional licenses during the term of suspension. As a result, the best defense is a solid, proven offense. We will attack the State’s case at every turn to attain the best possible result for you. For more information on how we can fight your DWI Offense, visit the Ocean County DUI Resource Center of call us today at 732.924.4200 for a free consultation.

Manchester Driving While Suspended Lawyers

If you have been pulled over in Manchester for a traffic violation such as Driving Without Insurance, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Speeding, Careless Driving, or Failure to Maintain Lanes, you may be facing loss of driver’s license, steep fines, points, MVC surcharges, and even jail time. If you have accumulated too many points and are facing an administrative license suspension, we will fight your case at the NJ MVC. Call today for more information.

Manchester Municipal Court

The Honorable Daniel Sahin, J.M.C. presides over Manchester Municipal Court. The Court offices are located at 1 Colonial Avenue in Manchester. Court sessions are held on Wednesdays. The Court can be reached at 732.657.8121. Be prepared to spend significant time in court on the day of your hearing and be sure to contact your attorney or the court with any questions or concerns prior to your hearing date. For more information, visit the Manchester Municipal Court website. For directions to Manchester Municipal Court, please refer to the following map.










Protect Your Rights. Call McGuckin Law.

We will take your case seriously and fight for you. We offer free consultations and will be accessible throughout your matter. Call 732.924.4200 any time to build a case strategy customized to the facts of your case.