Ocean County, New Jersey is a beautiful county that is comprised of sprawling townships, small boroughs, rural areas, and beach towns, forming a diverse melting pot of suburban, rural and shore living. Serious criminal charges that occur throughout Ocean County are tried in the Criminal Division of Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. As a result of Ocean County’s diverse economic and geographic landscape, the Superior Court presides over a broad array or cases, which include Aggravated Assault, Distribution of Narcotics, Robbery, Burglary, Assault by Auto, Unlawful Weapon Possession, and Possession of Heroin.

Indictable Crime Attorney in Ocean County

If you or your loved one has been charged with an indictable offense in Ocean County or indicted on First, Second, Third, or Fourth Degree charges it is crucial that you hire an experienced Ocean County Defense Lawyer.

McGuckin Law will aggressively protect your rights and strive for the best possible outcome. The firm’s founding attorney, Stephen McGuckin, has handled a broad array of cases involving indictable crimes (felonies) throughout his career as a criminal defense lawyer. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you defend your charges, contact our Toms River office at (732) 924.4200.

Ocean County Distribution of Heroin Lawyer

The Heroin Epidemic has hit New Jersey, and unfortunately Ocean County is Ground Zero. Toms River, Brick, Barnegat, Lakewood, Stafford, and Seaside Heights each conduct their share of heroin arrests each year. Heroin Possession and Distribution are indictable offenses that will be heard in Ocean County Superior Court.

In addition to heroin charges, other common indictable drug crimes include:

  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession od Narcotics in or near School Zone
  • Possession of Narcotics in or Near Public Park
  • Maintaining a CDS Facility

Other common indictable offenses in Ocean County include Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Terroristic Threats, Theft and Fraud of a dollar amount in excess of $200, Eluding, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes.

If you are facing indictable assault, theft or drug crimes, McGuckin Law is experienced, local, and ready to help today. To understand how we will fight your charges, call 732.924.4200 for a free consultation.

Ocean County Superior Court

The Contact information for Ocean County Superior Court is as follows:


Criminal Division

118 Hooper Avenue

Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: (732) 929-2042

The Assignment Judge is The Honorable Marlene Lynch Ford, J.S.C. who oversees the entire vicinage including the criminal division. Judge Wendel E. Daniels, Judge Peter A. Ryan, Judge James M. Blaney, Judge Joseph L. Foster, Judge Rochelle Gizinski, and Judge Patricia B. Roe preside over Ocean County criminal matters. For more information, visit the Ocean County Superior Court’s website.

We regularly appear before each of these judges in addition to the prosecutors who work in Ocean County Vicinage. We can help you navigate the seemingly complex steps that must be taken during the course of criminal prosecution. From the pre-arraignment to admission into a diversionary program, we will be at your side keeping you informed throughout the entire process.

Indicted for Aggravated Assault in Ocean County

Once your case has been sent to the Ocean County Criminal Division Manager’s office and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, it will be reviewed. The Prosecutor will determine whether your case should be sent before the Grand Jury for indictment or remanded back to Municipal Court. This is a vital and strategic step in the adjudication of your case because a proactive, experienced attorney will try to work with the prosecutor before the case is indicted to negotiate a favorable result.

In our experience it is very advantageous for our clients when we work with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office to resolve your case in the early stages rather than wait for your case to go before grand jury for indictment.

Protect Your Rights – Call McGuckin Law

Indictable Offenses are serious and Superior Court can be daunting. We will help you every step of the way. For a free consultation with a local attorney call us at 732.924.4200.