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Have you or your child been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct, Simple Assault or Driving While Intoxicated in Seaside Heights? If you or a loved one is facing these or any other criminal or DWI-related offense in town, McGuckin Law is here to help. These are common charges for many reasons that are explained below.
We are an Ocean County based firm that exclusively devoted to criminal and DWI defense. Seaside Heights Police Department is extremely active in issuing arrests and warrants and the Seaside Municipal Court aggressively prosecutes criminal charges. Unfortunately, young people who are preparing to enter the job market comprise the overwhelming majority of those facing charges and must try to avoid incarceration, criminal record, or loss of license associated with their violations.
McGuckin Law will explore the facts, fight your case and work toward a dismissal or downgrade. Please feel free to browse our site or contact us directly for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.
Seaside Heights, New Jersey, sees a massive spike in alcohol and drug related crimes during the summer months. As perhaps the preeminent “Boardwalk Town” in the state, the vast increase in population as the weather warms increases the number of people in bars (open until 4:00am), on the beach and boardwalk, and a surge in police officers hired on a seasonal basis. Every summer, the town issues hundreds of DWI, Disorderly Conduct, and Drug-related tickets every week. The roads and highways surrounding Seaside Heights are frequented by patrol cars cruising for potential DWI stops and often Field Sobriety checkpoints are established at the town’s borders. Officers and security personnel patrol the boardwalk 24 hours a day looking for signs of fights, drug use, or alcohol-induced disorderly conduct.
If you have been arrested and charged with Underage DUI, Possession of Heroin, or Public Intoxication in Seaside Heights, we would appreciate the opportunity to get to know you and your case during a free consultation. We are available at 732.924.4200.
Without question, the majority of Seaside Heights Disorderly Conduct tickets are issued at night on the Boardwalk outside of one of the town’s many bars and nightclubs. Disorderly Conduct is a common “catch-all” charge that may be issued to individuals engaged fighting, threatening, loud or tumultuous behavior, or creating a hazardous condition. The statute is purposefully vague because it allows police to issue summons for very generalized areas of conduct. Additionally, Disorderly Conduct charges often accompanied by related charges that include:
If your night in Seaside Heights was disrupted by a Disorderly Conduct charge or a related offense, please visit our Seaside Heights Disorderly Conduct page or Jersey Shore Disorderly Conduct Resource Center to learn how we can help you get your charges downgraded or dismissed.
For the reasons stated above, Seaside Heights is very active when it comes to issuing Driving While Intoxicated and related charges that include:
If you were arrested for any of the above then you were taken to the Seaside Police Station for the administration of the Alcotest 7110. For more information on how to aggressively fight your Seaside drunk driving charges please visit our Seaside Heights DWI page or Ocean County DWI Resource Center.
Drug charges are quite common in Seaside Heights. The vast majority of drug-related arrests in Seaside Heights pertain to an individual being in possession of fifty grams or less of marijuana, otherwise known as simple possession. This is a Disorderly Persons Offense and may be resolved by way of a conditional discharge or fought as a result of a search and seizure issue. Additionally, the Heroin Epidemic has hit New Jersey hard, and Seaside Heights is no exception. As a result, heroin and prescription drug offenses are on the rise as well. Simple possession cases are heard in Seaside Municipal Court while heroin, cocaine, and distribution charges are disposed of in Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River – about ten minutes away from Seaside Common Seaside Heights Drug Charges include:
If you or your loved one has been charged with any of the above offenses, please feel free to contact us at the number above. Otherwise feel free to visit our Seaside Heights Drug Offense page or visit our Jersey Shore Drug Crime Resource Center.
All DWI and Disorderly Persons Offenses will be heard in Seaside Heights Municipal Court on 116 Sherman Avenue, Seaside Heights, 08751. The court can be reached at 732.793.9100 for information on your summons or ticket. For your convenience please refer to the map below for directions:
At McGuckin Law we take our role as your potential legal representative very seriously. Should you choose to retain our professional DWI and criminal defense team, we will keep you updated on the status of your case and work with you to build a customized game plan. We will not take your trust or your investment for granted. For a free consultation with a Jersey Shore defense lawyer, please contact us at 732.924.4200.