Brick NJ Criminal Defense Attorney
Brick Township, New Jersey is a densely populated Ocean County town with a large residential population. It has a large and active police force that effectuates thousands of arrests and issues thousands of tickets and summonses every single year. 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 for you. 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 Brick Municipal or Ocean County Superior courts. It is important that you take your time in determining what consequences you are facing, possible defenses, and which lawyer or law office is the right fit for you. Take your time and make a decision that fits your defense 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 for free consultations 24/7.
Brick NJ DWI Lawyer
As one of the largest townships in New Jersey, Brick prosecutes a high number of DWI and Refusal charges each month. New Jersey DWI penalties are severe and 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, remember that it is not a criminal offense in New Jersey, but rather 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
In order to successfully convict you of a DWI or Drug DUI, the State must prove two items beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The prosecutor must show that you operated a motor vehicle demonstrating control over the vehicle and a substantial intent to drive.
- The state must show that this operation occurred while you were intoxicated.
Trained to scrutinize Standardized Field Sobriety Tests by certified SFST instructors, we 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 Brick DUI Lawyer page.
Brick NJ Drug Crimes Attorney
It is well known that Ocean County is in the crosshairs of the so-called Heroin Epidemic that is plaguing teenagers and adults alike throughout our state. Our team assists clients who are facing Heroin Possession, Marijuana Possession and other drug-related charges in Toms River and throughout Ocean County, including:
- Oxycontin Possession
- CDS in a Motor Vehicle
- Prescription Drug Offenses
In addition to aggressively defending you or your loved one from the serious charges you are facing, we also provide valuable resources for our clients who have unfortunately fallen into the struggle of addiction and need help. Additionally, we are well practiced in admitting clients into Pre-Trial Intervention, Drug Court and other diversionary programs. For more information, please visit our Ocean County Drug Resource Center or our Brick Heroin and Marijuana Lawyer page.
Brick Shoplifting Attorneys
Bricktown prosecutes its fair share of theft and fraud related crimes. Depending upon various factors that include the value of the property taken, these matters will be heard in Brick Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court. We handle theft charges that include:
- Prescription Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
Brick Shoplifting charges are especially prevalent due to the large number of supermarkets and retailers within its borders. Our team is experienced in beating these charges or securing downgrades or entrance into diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Dismissals. For more information, visit our Ocean County Theft and Fraud Practice Center or Brick Shoplifting Lawyer page.
Brick Simple Assault Lawyer
Another common offense that we frequently defend is Simple Assault. Often, a simple argument between two people 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 are introduced. Other assault and threat related offenses include:
- aggravated assault
- domestic violence
- terroristic threats
- criminal mischief
Assault and threat charges may be heard in Brick Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court depending upon the factors explained above in addition to personal injury and property destruction. Please visit our Ocean County Assault and Threat Crime Practice Center for more information.
Bricktown Juvenile Offense Attorney
Juvenile criminal offenses committed in Brick 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. This is because the goal of the Court and the Prosecutor’s Office is more heavily geared toward behavior modification of the child as opposed to retributive punishment. While many offenses when committed by juveniles are serious enough to warrant juvenile detention, most cases are settled through deferred dispositions, counseling, and probationary treatment. We assist juveniles facing charges out of Brick that include:
- Juvenile Marijuana Possession
- Juvenile Heroin Distribution
- Aggravated Assault
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
For more information on Brick Juvenile Offenses, please visit our Ocean County Juvenile Offender Practice Center.
Brick Disorderly Conduct Lawyers
Brick, like every Jersey Shore town, sees a major spike in Disorderly Conduct and related charges in the summer months. With its proximity to popular beach towns such as Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Boro, Seaside Heights, and Lavallette, the town increases its prosecution of Disorderly Conduct and Jersey Shore-related charges that include:
- Public Intoxication
- Supplying Alcohol to Minors
- Open Alcohol Container in an Automobile
If you or your high school or college-aged child is facing one of these charges, it is important to understand that an arrest arising out of what seemed like harmless fun may lead to a criminal record if not handled properly. We will work with the prosecutors to secure a downgrade or dismissal of these charges so that a momentary lapse in judgment does not result in a lasting criminal record. For more information on Disorderly Conduct and related charges please visit our Jersey Shore Crimes Practice Center.
Brick Restraining Order Lawyers
Unfortunately, Bricktown prosecutes hundreds of defendants each year for domestic violence incidents that often give rise to the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order 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. Often, children are involved and divorce proceedings may not be far off. Domestic Violence charges are heard in criminal court and family court. Usually, the underlying event, predicate act, is the basis for a criminal complaint that will be heard in municipal or superior court while the Final Restraining Order Hearing will take place in Ocean County Family Court. While restraining orders are useful and necessary tools for people who are unfortunate enough to be caught in the cycle of domestic abuse, it is a sad reality that many of TROs are sought for personal reasons such as leverage in divorce or custody proceedings or retribution. Often, these matters are dismissed as a result of domestic contretemps, a term for the natural give and take that exists from time to time in marriages. 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.
Brick Careless Driving 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. These can carry the threat of jail time, license suspension, points, and surcharges. We understand New Jersey traffic law and would appreciate the opportunity to 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.
Brick Municipal Court
The Honorable Robert M. LaPore presides over Brick Municipal Court, which disposed of almost 20,000 filings last year alone. Court sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Court is located at 401 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick. It can be reached at 732-262-1226. Please feel free to view the map below for your convenience.
Call McGuckin Law Today
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.