Barnegat NJ Defense Lawyer
Are you or a loved one facing criminal, DUI, or serious traffic charges in Barnegat? If so, thank you for visiting McGuckin Law. Our law firm is exclusively devoted to the criminal and DWI defense of people like you who are face prosecution in Barnegat Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court. Our professional focus includes:
- Drug Crimes
- DWI and Refusal
- Assault Charges
- Theft Charges
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Traffic Matters
- Juvenile Crimes
It is likely that you are confused and anxious while awaiting your scheduled court appearance. Remain calm and be proactive. An experienced criminal and DUI defense attorney can be the difference in your case. McGuckin Law provides attentive and tough defense for our clients. Barnegat Police and New Jersey State Troopers actively patrol the town for crime and the State aggressively prosecutes Driving While Intoxicated, Marijuana Possession, and other criminal charges. Call our local office today for a free consultation with an experienced Ocean County Defense Lawyer at 732.924.4200.
Barnegat DWI Attorney
If you have been arrested for Refusal or DUI in Barnegat, McGuckin Law is here to help. Right now you are facing various penalties that include:
- mandatory loss of driving privileges,
- mandatory steep fines,
- mandatory drug and alcohol counseling
- possibility of incarceration
- installation of an ignition interlock device
- community service.
A New Jersey DWI is a serious matter. If you have been charged with Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, a second or subsequent DUI offense, or DWI in a School Zone, then you are facing even more significant penalties. You should know that the State of New Jersey prohibits plea-bargaining and does not allow provisional licenses in the event of a conviction. As a result, the best defense is a great offense.
We will attack the State’s case against you from the initial traffic stop to the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to your breath sample provided to the Alcotest 7110 machine. For more information on how to beat your DUI visit our Ocean County DWI Practice Center or call our office anytime for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.
Barnegat Heroin Possession Lawyer
Drug Crimes are very common in Barnegat and the surrounding towns. De- criminalization of marijuana around the country, ease and access to prescription drugs, and the current Heroin Epidemic are all contributing factors to a constant flow of drug-related arrests.
McGuckin Law works with clients who have been arrested in Barnegat for Heroin Possession, Possession of Prescription Drugs With Intent to Distribute, Drug Paraphernalia, CDS in a Motor Vehicle, and all other drug crimes. For more information please visit our Ocean County Drug Crime Practice Center.
Barnegat NJ Simple Assault Attorney
If you are facing a simple assault charge in Barnegat or a related charge such as Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence, Terroristic Threats, Harassment, or Stalking, then you are looking at potential incarceration, probation, a criminal record, and steep fines. McGuckin Law will aggressively fight the charges while proactively working with the prosecutor to secure a downgrade, dismissal, or acceptance into a diversionary program such as Mental Health Diversionary Program, Veteran’s Diversionary Program, Conditional Dismissal, or Pre-Trial Intervention. Often we ask our clients to be proactive as well and enter an anger management program to demonstrate modified behavior and achieve the best possible result. For more information on how we can assist you with your Barnegat Assault or related charge, call us today or visit out Assault and Threat Practice Center.
Barnegat Theft Attorney
Barnegat prosecutes hundreds of theft and fraud charges each year. Due to a large and growing retail presence in town, shoplifting arrests are on the rise. Other types of theft and fraud related cases include Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Theft by Deception, and Passing Bad Checks. Theft charges are serious and can be indictable offenses depending upon a number of factors such as value of goods or money involved, use of force or threat, and other circumstances. McGuckin Law has successfully handled a wide array of Ocean County theft offenses and will aggressively challenge the State’s ability to prove your case while working with the prosecution to get your matter dismissed or downgraded.
Barnegat Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
Disorderly Conduct is a common “catch-all” charge that officers issue for a wide variety of behaviors. These can include domestic disturbances, bar fights, and otherwise loud or obnoxious behavior. Disorderly Conduct often accompanies other charges such as Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction. As you might imagine, Jersey Shore towns see a major increase in Disorderly Conduct charges during the summer months. If you are facing Disorderly Conduct in Barnaget, understand that you are exposed to a criminal record, $1000 in fines, and even potential incarceration. McGuckin Law is here to help. Feel free to call us at the number above for a free consultation.
Barnegat Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic Violence charges typically occur between individuals involved in a married or dating relationship. Common charges, they often accompany Simple Assault charges and the issuance of Temporary Restraining Orders between the parties involved.
Domestic Violence is a serious offense and must be handled proactively. If the alleged victim of domestic violence files a Temporary Restraining Order, than the defendant will have two separate matters to defend. The Domestic Violence charge will be heard in Barnegat Municipal Court or the Criminal Division of Ocean County Superior Court while a Final Restraining Order hearing will be scheduled in the Family Division of Ocean County Superior Court.
Criminal Domestic Violence charges are usually accompanied by one of the following crimes, which are identified as predicate acts for the purpose of the Restraining Order:
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Terroristic Threats
McGuckin Law handles Domestic Violence charges and Restraining Order matters that include Contempt of a Restraining Order and Vacating a Final Restraining Order. For more information please visit our Ocean County Domestic Violence Center or call today for a free consultation.
Barnegat Driving While Suspended Attorney
Have you been pulled over for a serious traffic ticket? Is your license suspended because you have accumulated too many points? McGuckin Law expertly handles Barnegat traffic offenses and MVC hearings on behalf of clients facing loss of license, steep fines and surcharges, and even potential incarceration. If you have been pulled over in Barnegat for Driving While Suspended, Careless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving, or Speeding please visit our Ocean County Traffic Ticket Center or call today.
Barnegat Municipal Court
Judge Phillip Miller presides over Barnegat Municipal Court. Court sessions are held on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The court can be reached at 609.608.0080 ext. 10. Make sure that you set aside a large portion of your day for your court appearance. For directions, please refer to the map below.
Protect Your Rights. Call McGuckin Law.
We take your Barnegat criminal, DWI, or traffic matters seriously. For more information on your charges and how we can help you secure your future in light of your charges, please feel free to contact our local Ocean County office anytime for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.