Thank you for visiting our website. If you are facing a Ship Bottom DWI, Criminal or Traffic charges and are in need of experienced and attentive legal defense then please consider McGuckin Law. We aggressively defend clients who face charges in Ship Bottom and throughout Ocean County that include Marijuana Possession, Simple Assault, DUI, Harassment, Reckless Driving, and Theft. Please use our website as a tool to gain an understanding of the charges you face and options you have. Ship Bottom is the gateway to Long Beach Island and the nexus between the island and mainland Ocean County. As a result the Ship Bottom Police Department actively patrols the town and issues arrests and warrants and the Ship Bottom Municipal Court aggressively prosecutes criminal charges. Our professional focus includes:

  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI and Refusal
  • Assault Charges
  • Theft Charges
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Matters
  • Juvenile Crimes

McGuckin Law is a local Ocean County law firm. Please feel free to browse our site or contact us directly for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.

Ship Bottom Marijuana Lawyer

 Ship Bottom aggressively pursues marijuana and other drug crimes every day. Unfortunately, the Heroin Epidemic has found its way into even the small idyllic beach towns in our state. As a result McGuckin Law assists many clients with their defense against drug charges and also with identifying addiction recovery resources. We help clients facing all manner of drug-related offenses including Heroin Possession, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Oxycontin and Prescription Drug Charges, CDS in a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. For more information on how we can assist you or your loved one with your Ship Bottom drug charges, please visit our Ocean County Drug Crime Defense Center or call us at 732.924.4200.

 Ship Bottom DWI Attorney

A large portion of our legal practice is defending people like you who are facing Driving While Intoxicated Charges. New Jersey DWI charges are serious and the penalties are very severe and include:

  • Loss of license
  • Steep fines
  • Potential jail time
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol counseling
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device on your car

McGuckin Law provides assists clients facing Ship Bottom drinking and driving related charges that include:

  • First offense DUI
  • Second offense DWI
  • Third or Subsequent DWI
  • Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test
  • Drug DUI
  • DWI in a School Zone
  • Underage DWI

For more information please visit the Ocean County DWI Defense Center or call today.

Ship Bottom Criminal Attorney

If you or your loved has abeen issued a summons to a scheduled court appearance in Ship Bottom Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court, then it is important for you to understand what charges you are facing and the options that you have before you. Regardless of the type of case, we provide the experience, access, and accountability that you deserve and that your case requires. It is important that you understand your options at the outset of your case and understand how to achieve positive results. We help clients facing the following:

Assault and Threat Crimes

  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Harassment

Theft and Fraud Charges:

  • Theft of Person
  • Shoplifting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Passing Bad Checks

Additionally, we assist people facing Ship Bottom Disorderly Conduct, Juvenile Crimes, Domestic Violence and Final Restraining Order Hearings.

McGuckin Law utilizes various defense strategies depending upon the facts of the case and the existence of aggravating or mitigating factors. First, we determine whether we can aggressively fight the case. This means that we attentively view the facts of the case to determine whether the State can likely meet its burden of proof were the matter to go to trial. The existence of search and seizure issues, mistaken identity, and other factors can come into play and, if appropriate, we will file and argue a motion to dismiss or suppress.

While looking into the facts of the case we will explore the various possible diversionary programs afforded to you. Pre-Trial Intervention, Veteran Diversionary Program, Mental Health Diversionary Program, Conditional Discharge, Municipal PTI, and Drug Court are all viable options if certain requirements are met. Sometimes, entry into these programs is the most favorable outcome.

Finally, we will fight your case procedurally. We are entitled to all evidence against you that the State will use to prove its case. Sometimes, we are not granted complete discovery or the State has not afforded Defendant various procedural rights and can achieve successful outcomes for those reasons.

We are a proactive law firm and urge our clients to be similarly proactive. Often, when clients are facing drug, alcohol, assault, theft or domestic violence offenses we support their entry into counseling before the case actually begins. It is our experience, that when appropriate to do so, clients demonstrate the State and to the Court that they take the charges seriously and desire to modify their behavior. This can lead to downgrades or even dismissals.

For more information on how we can help you fight your Beach Haven criminal charges, do not hesitate to visit our Jersey Shore Crimes, Theft Crimes, or Assault Crimes Resource Centers or call today.

Ship Bottom Driving While Suspended Lawyer

McGuckin Law assists people who have been pulled over for traffic tickets in and around Ship Bottom and Long Beach Island. If you have been charged with Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or Speeding feel free to contact us or visit our Traffic Ticket Defense Center. Furthermore, if you have a suspended license and need assistance with a Motor Vehicle Hearing at the NJ MVC, we are ready to help you work out a way to mitigate your suspension and get your license back to you sooner.

Ship Bottom Municipal Court

Be prepared to be in the Ship Bottom Municipal Court for a large portion of the day of your scheduled hearing. Contact your attorney or the court with questions in advance to understand exactly what your process will be and what you need to bring. The Honorable James A. Liguori presides over Ship Bottom Municipal Court. The court is located at 1621 Long Beach Blvd. in Ship Bottom. The phone number is 609.4 94.2171 ext. 118. For more a list of court sessions or more information visit the Ship Bottom Municipal Court website. Please refer to the following map for directions to Ship Bottom Municipal Court.

Protect Your Rights. Call McGuckin Law.

We will fight hard for your case. For a free consultation with an attorney to review your case and build a customized case strategy, call 732.924.4200 today,