Highlands Defense Lawyer

Highlands Borough is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, which aims to stimulate the area’s economy though its attractions and scenic offerings, downtown areas and rich history. As a result, local police patrol the streets diligently, effectuating scores of arrests and writing tickets for criminal, DUI and traffic offenses. Were you or a loved one arrested while in the Highlands? Are you facing charges such as Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, or Harassment? If you are facing these charges or others, McGuckin Law is a locally grown legal practice that has helped defend people just like you.

Operating throughout Monmouth County and including the Highlands, McGuckin Law serves clients facing serious traffic offenses and criminal offenses, such as Driving Without Insurance, Possession of Oxycontin, Distribution of Illegal Marijuana, Simple Assault, Shoplifting, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Driving Under the Influence and Domestic Violence. Our dedicated professionals are on call 24/7 to assist you in any way that we can. Call us today for a free consultation at 732.924.4200.

Highlands Borough Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer Lawyer

New Jersey’s implied consent law requires that after being lawfully arrested, a driver suspected of drinking and driving must take a breath test. A driver who refuses faces penalties for a first time offense of license suspension for seven-twelve months in addition to DWI charges. Unfortunately, many are unaware of this and think perhaps that the best idea would be to refuse and prevent any incriminating evidence from surfacing. Unfortunately, this is not the case as refusal can be charged along side a DUI charge for an even harsher penalty. If you or a loved one were arrested in Highlands borough or are facing charges for Refusal to Submit to a Breathalyzer Test, Driving While Intoxicated, Third or Subsequent DUI, Underage DUI, or DUI in a School Zone, call McGuckin Law today. We are experienced in helping clients face all DUI related charges and understand what it takes to succeed.

New Jersey Drinking and Driving Laws are tough and the penalties reflect that. These include Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device, Community Service, Fines, Loss of License, Incarceration and Mandatory IDRC hours. The best way to fight these charges is to beat them outright and fight for a dismissal. We will fight the traffic stop, the validity of the breath sample, as well as the accuracy of the machine itself. To find out more about your charge and our approach to DWI cases check out our Monmouth County DWI Resource Center and give us a call at 732.924.4200.

Highlands Borough Leaving the Scene of an Accident Attorney

McGuckin Law has a lot of experience in dealing with serious traffic offenses that are punishable by loss of license, fines, additional points and even jail time. Accumulating enough points may warrant and Administrative Suspension by the NJ MVC. If this is the case, you still have options. At McGuckin Law we will demand a magistrate hearing to fight on your behalf and keep you on the road. We serve clients facing all serious traffic violations, including:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Careless Driving
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident

If you or a loved one are facing a serious traffic violation while driving in Highlands Borough, call McGuckin Law today, 732.924.4200.

Highlands Borough Harassment Lawyer

In New Jersey, Harassment is considered a Disorderly Persons Charge. Disorderly Persons offenses are common non-motor vehicle charges. Although they are less severe than an indictable offense, they will still show up on your criminal record. Other penalties include incarceration up to six months, community service, probation and fines. McGuckin Law Defends clients facing all Disorderly Persons Offenses, including:

  • Lewdness
  • Trespass
  • Simples Assault
  • Possession < 50 grams of Marijuana
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Theft < $200

McGuckin Law also handles Indictable Offenses. These are more severe cases that are heard in Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Boro. Some Indictable Offenses include:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault by Auto
  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Heroin Possession
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes
  • Theft or Shoplifting of > $200

If you or a loved one are facing a Disorderly Persons or Indictable offense while Highlands, contact us today for a free consultation at 732,924,4200.

Highlands Borough Municipal Court

When the day of court comes it is important that you are prepared. This includes being on time, dressing appropriately and completing any pro active steps your lawyer my have asked of you to help bolster your defense. Court can take a long time, so it is best to plan on spending the bulk of the day there ahead of time. Highlands Borough Municipal Court is located at 100 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716. The court can be reached directly at 732.291.3225. See the link below for directions.


McGuckin Law

Trust is an important factor in dealing with legal matters. That is why we encourage you to give us a call and learn how we make it our mission to provide you the best defense possible. We take our role very seriously and are willing to help you face any challenge you may be up against. You are not alone, we have the experience and tools you need to succeed. Call us today for a free consultation at 732.924.4200. We look forward to hearing from you.