If you are facing a criminal, DUI, or serious traffic violation in Harvey Cedars, then it is important to gain an understanding of the offense, potential penalties, and your options. McGuckin Law is a local, Ocean County law firm that assists clients in Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, and throughout the county facing Marijuana Possession, Driving While Intoxicated, Simple Assault, Theft, and Driving While Suspended. Despite being a tiny ocean and bay-front idyllic borough, local police patrol the area heavily (especially in the summer months) for criminal and traffic violations. For more information on how we can provide sound, experienced legal defense to your matter, contact us today at 732.924.4200.
LBI DWI Lawyers
For a small borough, Harvey Cedars processes a high number of DUI charge sin the summer months due to the swell of visitors and vacation home owners. New Jersey DWI charges are serious matters that lead to severe penalties upon conviction. Complicating DUI cases is New Jersey law that prohibits plea-bargaining DUI cases and probationary driver’s licenses. As a result, the best defense is a solid offense. Penalties for Harvey Cedars DWI can include:
- Loss of Driving Privileges
- Steep Fines
- Years of NJ MVC Surcharges
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
- Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Counseling
McGuckin Law dedicates a significant portion of our practice to the defense of Ocean County DUI and related charges such as Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test, Underage DUI, Boating Under the Influence (BUI), and Drug DUI. We take a structured approach in our defense of DUI charges, first attacking the initial traffic stop, then the results of the standardized field tests (SFSTs), and finally the results of the Alcotest 7110 (the machine used to gauge your BAC%).
For more detailed information regarding how we can fight your Harvey cedars DUI charges, contact us at 732.924.4200 or visit the Ocean county DUI Center.
Harvey Cedars Marijuana Possession Lawyer
The influx of people into Harvey Cedars and surrounding LBI towns in the summer months leads to a heightened number of drug-related arrests. While Possession of Marijuana in an amount less than fifty grams is by the far the most common drug charge in Harvey Cedars, McGuckin Law defends individuals who are facing other charges such as:
- Heroin Possession
- Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
- CDS in a Motor Vehicle
- Prescription Drug (OxyContin) Possession
- Prescription Fraud
Your matter is either a Disorderly Persons Offense (DP) that will be heard in Harvey Cedars Municipal Court or an Indictable Offense that will be adjudicated in Ocean County Superior Court. Where your case will be heard and the penalties you are exposed to depends on various factors that include:
- Type of Drug
- Amount of Drug
- Prior Offenses
- Whether the State can Allege Distribution or Intent
Whether you are faced with a simple possession of marijuana charges or possession of heroin with intent to distribute, McGuckin law has the experience you need to fight the charges. We will aggressively attack the State’s case based on the facts, and if possible, file a motion to suppress evidence or dismiss the case entirely based on search and seizure or unlawful statement violation by the police. Simultaneously we will work with the local or county prosecutor to secure admission into a diversionary program such as Conditional Discharges, Drug Court, or Pre-Trial Intervention. For more information on how we can help you beat your drug charges, give us a call at 732.924.4200 or visit our Ocean County Drug Resource Center.
Harvey Cedars Disorderly Conduct Lawyer
In addition to drug crimes, McGuckin Law assists individuals facing all manner of criminal offenses. In fact, our practice is 100% devoted to the defense of criminal, DUI, and traffic charges. If you are facing criminal charges in Harvey Cedars including Stalking, Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Terroristic Threats, Shoplifting, Simple Assault, or Aggravated Assault, we are here to help.
Like drug charges, your criminal matter will be heard in Harvey Cedars Municipal Court or Ocean County Superior Court depending upon the severity of the offense, existence of prior offenses, and existence of an injury. Assault cases are sometimes accompanied by Domestic Violence Charges and Temporary Restraining Orders. McGuckin Law assists clients facing these matters and in their preparation and defense of Final Restraining Order Hearings.
To learn about how we can help you fight your Harvey Cedars Assault, Theft, Domestic Violence, or Disorderly Conduct charges, contact us today.
Harvey Cedars Careless Driving Attorney
McGuckin Law assists clients facing serious traffic matters and MVC suspensions. Serious traffic matters are those that include suspension of driving privileges, incarceration, and points. McGuckin Law defends traffic cases such:
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving While Suspended
- Driving Without Insurance
- Careless Driving
- CDS in a Motor Vehicle
We will defend you matter based on the facts and work with the prosecution to secure a downgrade to keep your license and reduce or diminish the points. Call 732.924.4200 or visit the Ocean County Traffic Center today.
Harvey Cedars Municipal Court
The Honorable Frank Salzer presides over Harvey Cedars Municipal Court. Contact the court for court sessions and any other information that you may need at 609.494.9026. Be sure to set aside a large portion of your day for your court appearance. The court is located at Harvey Cedars Borough Hall, 7606 Long Beach Blvd. in Harvey Cedars. Feel free to refer to the map below for directions.
Protect Your Rights. Call McGuckin Law.
Thank you for visiting McGuckin Law. We hope to earn your trust to defend your case. For a free consultation with a local defense lawyer call us any time at 732.924.4200.