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Have you been charged with a First Offense Driving While Intoxicated? You should know that the consequences of New Jersey Drunk Driving offenses are severe but there are ways to fight your charges to beat or mitigate the penalties.
In addition to a high volume of Heroin-related cases, there are also many arrests for drug charges that include Marijuana Possession and Distribution, Oxycontin Possession, Possession of CDS in a School Zone, CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and many others.
Some assault and threat crimes, such as criminal mischief, are expanded to include the destruction or theft of property. An assault charge is serious and requires proactive and experienced defense.
New Jersey law recognizes many different types of theft and fraud related crimes. Ultimately, each type of theft and fraud offense involves one person depriving another of his or her rightful property.
Individuals facing Domestic Violence Offenses are often anxious and confused. This is because domestic violence spans across criminal and family court and has a variety of severe penalties and legal repercussions.
Many people do not grasp the severity of some traffic offenses and simply pay the fines. Unfortunately, they are surprised when they see that they have substantial points on their driver’s abstract, surcharges through the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), and hiked insurance premiums.
Depending upon the seriousness of the charges, we will often work with parents toward enrolling the child in counseling or treatment programs to help the child and offset legal penalties.
New Jersey has recently amended its expungement laws to benefit more individuals with convictions on their criminal records. Not all criminal offenses can be expunged. It is vital that you consult with an attorney who will outline your chances of success before you spend time, money, and effort for a failed expungement application.
While the vast majority of beachgoers engage in good, clean, family fun, the unfortunate reality is that alcohol, beaches, and bars lead good people to make some bad decisions from time to time. If you or your child is one of these people, McGuckin Law here to help.
Stephen McGuckin is a pioneering attorney in Ocean County with regard to the Mental Health Diversionary Program, identifying those defendants who have been charged with a crime but are suffering a mental health condition. Have you been charged with a crime, but also have a mental health issue, drug or alcohol addiction, or are a veteran combatting PTSD? We CARE. There are options. Let us help you.