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Stephen Francis McGuckin

Criminal defense Attorney at Edison, NJ

5.0   63 reviews

also known as Steve McGuckin

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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McGuckin Law
3840 Park Ave.
Ste. 202A
Edison, NJ, 08820
McGuckin Law
121 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ, 08753
McGuckin Law
1398 Route 35 South
Ocean Township (Monmouth), NJ, 07712
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Posted by Jennifer | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shoplifting dropped to non criminal.
To make a VERY long story short, I hired a well known Ocean Country defense law firm who's modo was that the whole firm was behind me. Again they were supposedly the best in Ocean County. They're website looked like they could represent OJ Simpson, it was so professional even a bit intimidating, at the time I new I needed the best so I hired them. The attorney who was assigned to me, wanted me to plead guilty to a petty shoplifting charge on the very first appearance and this was also my first criminal offense. That law firm charged me a large fee so there was no way I was simply pleading guilty, otherwise what did I even hire them for? I fired that lawyer on spot in front of the judge, and the court granted me another month to find a new lawyer. Thankfully I found Steve who helped me get this charge dropped to a non-criminal ordinance which was what I needed to continue as a nursing student. When I initially called Steve I was in panic, he told me to relax and we would figure this out and that's exactly what he did. I would recommend Steve to anyone seeking legal representation. I will be calling Steve again soon to help me with a record expungement. PS. Steves fee is fair and he will help you with arrangements if needed.
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Posted by Amanda | December 22, 2020
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HIRE Mr. McGuckin Best lawyer i ever had!!!
I hired Mr McGuckin for my superior court case he was very helpful always available very polite and understanding. He kept me informed at all times and was always upfront and honest about what i could do to help the case. He won my case that i didnt think anyone could win but he did it!!! Definitely hire mr McGuckin i would use him again if i ever needed too !!!!
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Posted by Kurt | August 20, 2020
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A+ Job! Fantastic Attorney!
Mr. McGuckin went above and beyond for me the entire time I needed him. I would recommend him to anyone. No complaints at all.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Effective
Stephen set out to get my case dismissed which was achieved without any issues. I contact three attorneys prior and his pricing was fair and not inflated like the others. Overall would highly recommend.
Posted by James | February 23, 2020
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DUI Dropped! Mr. McGuckin is the real deal.
I can't express enough how grateful I am that I hired Mr. McGuckin for my cases. I had 3 cases, all marijuana related which included charges for possession, paraphernalia and a DUI. At first the plan was to try and wait it out because there was a lot of talk about New Jersey legalizing recreational marijuana. Well that plan fell through so the next best thing to do was apply for consolidation. He was able to consolidate 3 separate cases from 2 different counties into 1 which is incredible. I used my conditional discharge for all the marijuana offenses, and was able to get my DUI dropped. I repeat, Mr. McGuckin was able to get my DUI completely dismissed! He truly went above and beyond. Very pleased to have been in business with him. I will certainly hire him again in the future because I know for a fact that I'll get the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
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Eluding/ Mj possession case
I had been charged with 2nd degree eluding which if found guilty carried a jail sentence. I had also had a separate possession of marijuana case but with the help of Mr mcguckin we were able to get the marijuana case dismissed and the eluding charge dropped to 3rd degree with no jail time. Throughout this tough time Mr mcguckin has been more helpful then I could’ve m imagine by working with me on payments, keeping in touch and informed while advising me in the best way possible. I would recommend anyone that need an attorney to definitely give him a call no matter the case and see what he can do for your case.
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Posted by Joseph | February 14, 2020
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Greatest Discovery in Ocean County
I truly wish I met Stephen on better term but truly was a blessing when I did. Was facing a second dwi offense and was scared for my life. Stephen showed me so much compassion and sympathy and never looked down at me. After discussing what exactly happened on my fist offense Stephen felt the grief that I had and felt like I was given a raw deal. With great determination knowledge he promised me it would not happen again and that he would make sure that every stone was turned with this new case. Being me I thought that I was just being lied to but Stephen sure did make sure he did and deliver the greatest outcome I could of imagine. He got my case dismissed and was given the minimal charge. I am truly grateful and would hire Stephen 1,000,000 times over and over. I can promise that I would recommend him to anyone he truly a gift.
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Posted by Roman | January 14, 2020
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Excellent lawyer for juvenile defense
My 12 year old autistic son was charged with serious offenses during non custodial parent visitation. These charges could have been avoided if my son’s condition was shared during an encounter with the police. Negligence and irresponsible behavior on the other parent side created situation that required my son to be represented by a criminal defense attorney. I accidentally found Steve online, and after speaking with several attorneys, he seemed the most sincere and upfront. He shared his cell phone number and followed up with me before I paid him anything to make sure I had no additional questions. That level of responsiveness is rare these days and I retained Steve to represent my child. Steve exceptionally presented evidence, relevant documentation, and was able to dismiss criminal charges against my kid. He is very knowledgeable and understands the system well. I am hoping I never have to go through this again, but if I do, I will be sure to retain Steve. Highly recommend and appreciate his services!
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Posted by Frank | January 11, 2020
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Mr.
Steve was very professional and i was extremely satisfied by the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2019
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Best Lawyer I’ve ever had
Steve was transparent, easy to work with. Got my case dismissed! Fair pricing. I urge you to hire him. He’s worth every penny!
Posted by Daniel | June 5, 2019
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Highly Recommend Professional
Stephen McGuckin has represented me in three court cases. Stephen is very professional with his career and will go above and behond for his clients. He is very straight foward and helpful thru the whole process from beginning to end. Stephen will continue to be my representative in the court of law in any other future case.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
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Client
Stephen Mcguckin is a great attorney. He is sincere, hardworking, always available and doesn't settle. He works hard for the best outcome. I am completely satisfied with the work he's done for myself and another family member. We couldn't be more satisfied. Anyone who does not hire Stephen would be making a huge mistake.
Posted by Jasmin | June 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT
I was facing a very serious criminal charge with a prior and was facing a few years jail time. Stephen explained the best and worst outcome, and always answered every single phone call. We had several court dates and the judge was very tough regarding my case. With Stephen’s expertise and in his profesional demeanor he was able to get me probation. To say I’m pleased with the outcome is an understatement. My family and I are beyond grateful for him. He is a great person and an even GREATER lawyer. Without him I would’ve had an awful outcome. He did everything he could possibly do for me and it all worked out. Thank you Steve.
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Posted by SI | May 20, 2019
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The one and only attorney I would ever choose!
Mr. McGuckin has exceeded my expectations. He is extremely knowledgeable in case law, as well as very receptive to his clients desired outcome . He treats his clients based on their individual needs. Mr. McGuckin has answered my calls , day and night , and has assured me of the best possible outcome , which I have received! He is a very kind , yet, direct and firm attorney who will fight for you to the end . I couldn’t be happier with Stephen McGuckin.
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Posted by Rick | May 11, 2019
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One of the best lawyers
I was referred to Mr. McGuckin by a good friend of mine. Upon receiving his phone number, I contacted him, and explained to him I had an assault charge and he proceeded to instruct me on the worse to best case scenario. Sure enough he was able to get me the best option possible to keep me out of jail , with an anger management program and a decent Fine. Thank you so much Mr. McGuckin for your guidance and knowledge in this matter. I would hope not to have to see you in the future but I would definitely refer you to anyone who has legal issues in the future. He is a five star attorney, all the way in my book!
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Posted by Justin | April 6, 2019
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Fantastic
as someone who has a basis for comparison as to what a good lawyer is and is not I am fully confident in saying Stephen McGuckin is as solid and standup as I could have ever asked for. Very very prompt and communicative, very easy to reach, never once did I speak to another associate, always directly with him, which is something I value as he is the one I retained, I am living in Texas and was represented in multiple counties in NJ without having to appear, in the end my charges were all dropped, I was even able to contact Stephen regarding traffic issues and for financial estate attorney referrals revolving a death in my family. Stephen always kept it real and 100% honest, and never once did I feel I was being “lawyered” or placated. Stephen McGuckin will definitely go above and beyond for his clients. 10/10. Thank You Stephen.
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Posted by Al | April 6, 2019
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Driving while suspended
Steve used his expertise and relationship with the court to help me avoid what could have been a disaster for me
Posted by Alexis | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Steve is Wonderful
It’s quite simple. Steve is great at his job. He got my third degree criminal charge dropped! He works extremely hard, and uses any and all options to help his clients. He is easy to speak to, and is always a phone call away!
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent to have represent me
Stephen represented me very well and he was very thorough with the whole process and kept me up to date with what was going on.
Posted by vanshul | May 24, 2018
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The legend Himself Mr. STEVE MCGUCKIN
Steve has been awesome! I got pulled over for a DUI in November and I explained him my situation about school and he was able to work with me and the court to get my date pushed so I can finish school, even doe I was suppose to get 7 months loss of license but Steve definitely have some tricks up his sleeves and managed to get me a 3 months suspension without an interlock device which was great outcome and every student could wish for. I highly recommend him, if you don't you missing out and he is very very very reasonable. Guys give him a shot or you will regret for the rest of your life why you did not hire Steve McGuckin.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • McGuckin Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of William Proetta
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Mercy College
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. K.N.
  • PTI
  • State v. J.R.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. C.M.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Stephen Francis McGuckin is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to Stephen makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. McGuckin is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney McGuckin. After reading many of his insightful and thorough answers on avvo, it is clearly evident that Mr. McGuckin is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney who puts his client's well being his foremost priority."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Stephen in Court on many occasions. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and is well respected in the legal community. I would not hesitate to refer a friend to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the chance to work with Steve and he is a skilled and aggressive advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked alongside Mr. McGuckin in the same office before he became a sole practitioner. There I witnessed firsthand his commitment to his clients and to delivering an excellent work product. I was consistently impressed with his dedication to seeing every matter to completion and with his ability to adapt to various situations as they became more complicated and time-consuming than initially anticipated, an inevitable occurrence in our field. He possesses an inherent passion for advocacy and justice that all attorneys should aspire to, and accordingly I recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Any client should feel confident working with Steve McGuckin. Steve is not only a strong advocate for his clients, but is well versed in NJ criminal laws. He truly cares and that comes through in his handling of cases in a comprehensive, thorough manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a very knowledgeable attorney, who truly cares about his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him as a trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the New Jersey legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Stephen to be a zealous advocate who always puts his clients in an excellent position to achieve the best results possible."
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Edison Criminal defense Lawyer Stephen Francis McGuckin
Stephen Francis McGuckin
Criminal defense Attorney
Edison, NJ
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation