If you are facing a criminal, DUI, or serious traffic violation in Ocean Township, now is the time to gain an understanding of the offense, potential penalties, and the options that you have. McGuckin Law is a local, Ocean County law firm that assists clients in the Watertown area and throughout the county facing Marijuana Possession, Driving While Intoxicated, Simple Assault, Theft, and Driving While Suspended. Ocean Township is a growing community and local police actively patrol the area heavily for criminal and traffic violations. For more information on how we can provide sound, experienced legal defense to your matter, contact us today at 732.924.4200. We are available nights and weekends and provide free initial consultations.

Ocean Township Marijuana Possession Lawyer

While Possession of Marijuana in an amount less than fifty grams is by the far the most common drug charge issued in Waretown, Additionally, the so-called Heroin Epidemic has taken root in Ocean County and Ocean Township has seen a surge in Heroin Possession charges. We assist clients facing heroin charges and also provide Addiction Recovery resources to those in the grips of addiction. Not only is it wise to seek help when necessary for your own health and wellness but ofter, voluntary addiction counseling plays a strong role in a favorable outcome for your case. McGuckin Law defends individuals who are facing other charges such as

  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  •  CDS in a Motor Vehicle
  • Distribution of Heroin
  • Prescription Drug (OxyContin) Possession
  • Prescription Fraud

Your matter is either a Disorderly Persons Offense (DP) that will be heard in Ocean Township Municipal Court or an Indictable Offense that will be adjudicated in Ocean County Superior Court. Where your case will be heard and the penalties you are exposed to depends on various factors that include:

  • Type of Drug
  • Amount of Drug
  • Prior Offenses
  • Whether the State can Allege Distribution or Intent

Whether you have been charged with simple possession of marijuana or possession of heroin with intent to distribute, McGuckin Law has the experience you need to fight the charges. We will aggressively attack the State’s case based on the facts. If possible, we will file a motion to suppress evidence or dismiss the case entirely based on search and seizure issues or an unlawful statement violation by the police. Simultaneously we will work with the local or county prosecutor to secure admission into a diversionary program such as Conditional Discharge, Drug Court, or Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). To learn more about how we can help you beat your drug charges, give us a call at 732.924.4200 or visit our Ocean County Drug Resource Center.

Waretown Simple Assault Lawyer

In addition to drug crimes, McGuckin Law assists individuals facing all criminal offenses. In fact, our practice is 100% devoted to the defense of criminal, DUI, and traffic charges. If you are facing criminal charges in Ocean Township that include Harassment, Aggravated Assault, Shoplifting, Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Terroristic Threats, Shoplifting, Simple Assault, or Passing Bad Checks, we are here to help.

Like drug charges, your criminal matter will be heard in Ocean Township Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court depending upon the severity of the offense, existence of prior offenses, and whether not there is a victim along with the existence of an injury. Assault cases are sometimes accompanied by Domestic Violence Charges and Temporary Restraining Orders. McGuckin Law assists clients facing these matters and in their preparation and defense of Final Restraining Order Hearings.

To learn about how we can help you fight your Ocean Township Assault, Theft, Domestic Violence, or Disorderly Conduct charges, contact us today.

Waretown DWI Lawyers

Among Ocean County towns, Ocean Township processes a relatively high number of DUI charges. New Jersey DWI charges are serious matters with severe penalties upon conviction. New Jersey law prohibits plea-bargaining DUI cases and probationary driver’s licenses. As a result, the need for an attorney is great because the best defense is a solid offense. Penalties for Ocean Township DWI can include:

  • Loss of Driving Privileges
  • Steep Fines
  • Years of NJ MVC Surcharges
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
  • Incarceration
  • Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Counseling

McGuckin Law dedicates a significant portion of our practice to the defense of Ocean County DUI and related charges such as Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, Underage DUI, Boating Under the Influence (BUI), and Drug DUI. We take a structured approach in our defense of DUI charges, first attacking the initial traffic stop, then the results of the standardized field tests (SFSTs), and finally the results of the Alcotest 7110 (the machine used to gauge your BAC%).

For more detailed information regarding how we can fight your Watertown DUI charges, contact us at 732.924.4200 or visit the Ocean County DUI Center.

Ocean Township Driving On a Suspended License Attorney

McGuckin Law assists clients facing serious traffic matters and MVC suspensions. Serious traffic matters are those that include suspension of driving privileges, incarceration, and points. McGuckin Law defends traffic cases such:

  • Careless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • CDS in a Motor Vehicle

We will defend your matter based on the facts and work with the prosecution to secure a downgrade to keep your license and reduce or diminish the points. Call 732.924.4200 or visit the Ocean County Traffic Center today.

Ocean Township Municipal Court

The Honorable Phillip M. Miller presides over Ocean Township Municipal Court. Court sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Be sure to set aside a large portion of your day for your court appearance. The court is located at Railroad Avenue & Corliss Street in Watertown. Call the court well in advance of your hearing date with any questions. The phone number is 609.693.3332. Feel free to refer to the map below for directions.

Protect Your Rights. Call McGuckin Law.

We will take your matter seriously and provide you and your case with the attention, accountability and access that you deserve. For more information call 732.924.4200 anytime for a free consultation.