Jackson, New Jersey is a sprawling Ocean County town with a rapidly growing population. A large residential population, growing number of restaurants, bars, and retailers, and various busy roadways are all factors that contribute to an active police force and many arrests. If you or your loved one has been arrested and subsequently charged with a criminal offense, DWI, or serious traffic matter, then we are here to help.

McGuckin Law is an Ocean County based law firm that dedicates its practice to assisting individuals like you facing serious criminal or traffic charges in Jackson Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court. Take your time in determining the penalties you are facing, possible defenses, and which lawyer or law firm is the right fit for your needs, budget, and other important considerations. McGuckin Law specializes in various areas of criminal defense, including:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Assault Charges
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Restraining Orders
  • Traffic Tickets

Please feel free to explore our site or contact our office for more information. You can reach us for a free consultation at 732.924.4200 We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and explore your options.

Jackson NJ DWI Lawyer

Jackson Municipal Court prosecutes a high number of DWI and Refusal charges each month. New Jersey DWI penalties are severe and include loss of driving privileges, steep fines, and mandatory drug and alcohol counseling. Jacksn Municipal prosecutors are very tough when it comes to Driving While Intoxicated and related charges. While our state is one of the strictest in the nation with regard to DWI charges, you should remember that Driving While Intoxicated is not a criminal offense in New Jersey. Rather, a DWI conviction will go on your permanent driver’s abstract. Common related charges include:

  • Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test
  • Drug DUI
  • DWI in a School Zone
  • Underage DUI

In order to successfully convict you of a DWI or Drug DUI, the State must prove that you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. First, the prosecutor must show that you operated a motor vehicle or demonstrated substantial control over the vehicle with intent to drive. Next, the state must show that this operation occurred while you were intoxicated. Trained by certified field sobriety instructors, our staff will fight hard to protect your rights and secure a dismissal or downgrade of your DWI or Refusal. Browse our Ocean County DWI Practice Center for more information or click on our Jackson DUI Lawyer page.

Jackson NJ Marijuana Attorneys

Possession of Marijuana in a quantity that is less than 50 grams is an extremely common drug offense. Depending upon the weight found at the time of the arrest and search, possession can lead to a Disorderly Persons charge or even an Indictable Offense. Jackson police issue a large number of Marijuana Possession and related summonses throughout the year. Other arrests often occur for possession and/or distribution of other drugs such as heroin, cocaine, Oxycontin, and Percocet. New Jersey’s Heroin Epidemic has hit Ocean County towns especially hard, and Jackson has not been spared. Our team assists clients who are facing Heroin Possession, Marijuana Possession and other drug-related charges in Jackson and throughout Ocean County, including:

  • Oxycontin Possession
  • Cocaine Possession
  • CDS in a Motor Vehicle
  • Prescription Drug Offenses

We will aggressively defend you or your loved one from the serious charges you are facing. If required, we also provide valuable resources for our clients who have unfortunately fallen into the struggle of addiction and need help. Our team will fight the case and force the State to meet its burden of proof while advocating for admittance into Pre-Trial Intervention, Drug Court and other diversionary programs. For more information, please visit our Ocean County Drug Resource Center or our Jackson Heroin and Marijuana Lawyer page.

Jackson Shoplifting Attorneys

While the town prosecutes various theft and fraud charges every court session, Shoplifting charges are especially prevalent in Jackson. This is due to the sheer number of stores, retailers, shopping centers, and the Jackson Premium Outlets within the town’s borders. All theft matters, depending upon various factors that include the value of the property taken, will be heard either in Jackson Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court. We handle theft charges that include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Theft of Person
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Burglary

We are experienced in beating these charges or securing downgrades or entrance into diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Dismissals. For more information, such as how to beat your theft charges, visit our Ocean County Theft and Fraud Practice Center or Jackson Shoplifting Lawyer page.

Jackson Simple Assault Lawyer

Another common offense that we frequently defend is Simple Assault. Often, a simple argument becomes a much more serious matter that can result in jail, probation, and fines when physical force is used. The situation may further escalate if threatening language, excessive force, or a weapon is introduced. Other assault and threat related offenses include:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Disorderly Conduct

Assault and threat charges may be heard in either Jackson Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court depending upon the factors explained above in addition to others including personal injury and property destruction. Please visit our Ocean County Assault and Threat Crime Practice Center for more information.

Jackson NJ Juvenile Offense Attorney

Home to two large high schools and a large population, Jackson processes a fair share of juvenile matters. These offenses will be heard in Ocean County Family Court in the Ocean County Superior Court complex. Juvenile offenses are adjudicated differently than those committed by adults because the ultimate goal of the Court and the Prosecutor’s Office is to help the youth modify his or her behavior as opposed to retributive punishment. While some offenses when committed by juveniles are serious enough to warrant juvenile detention, the majority of such cases are settled through deferred dispositions, counseling, and probationary treatment. We assist juveniles facing charges out of Jackson that include:

  • Marijuana Possession
  • Heroin Distribution
  • Simple Assault
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol

For more information on Jackson Juvenile Offenses, please visit our Ocean County Juvenile Offender Practice Center.

Jackson Restraining Order Lawyers

Jackson Township prosecutes hundreds of defendants each year for domestic violence charges. These incidents often give rise to the issuance of Temporary Restraining Orders against one or both of the parties involved. These matters are highly delicate because they typically involve husband and wife or people in an otherwise romantic relationship. We assist clients in the defense and prosecution of TRO and Final Restraining Order Hearings, in addition to those facing Contempt of Final Restraining Order charges, those seeking to Vacate a Final Restraining Order, stalking, harassment, simple assault, and terroristic threats. For more information please visit our Ocean County Restraining Order Practice Center.

Jackson Driving While Suspended Attorney

While we are not the type of law firm that will bombard your mailbox with piles of unwanted letters when you receive a speeding ticket, we are here to help you achieve a dismissal or downgrade of your traffic offense. Many traffic offenses are quite serious and carry the threat of jail time, license suspension, points, and surcharges. We understand New Jersey traffic law and can assist you in ensuring that your traffic violation causes as little damage to your license and your wallet as possible. If you are facing Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Careless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or Speeding, please feel free to give us a call or visit our Ocean County Traffic Ticket Resource Center for more information.

Jackson Municipal Court

The Honorable Daniel presides over Jackson Municipal Court. The Court is located at 102 Jackson Drive in Jackson. It can be reached at (732) 928-1205. Please feel free to view the map below for your convenience. Make sure that you set aside plenty of time for your day in court.

Protect Your Rights. Call McGuckin Law.

McGuckin Law is an Ocean County firm that will work hard for you. We do not take your criminal defense needs for granted. We will be proactive in meeting your defense needs and keep you updated throughout your case. Call us today at (732) 924.4200 for a free consultation.