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Decades
of Experience

With over 40 years of experience, I can confidently and efficiently guide you through any legal matters you may be dealing with.

Diligent &
Thorough Service

I work hard for your case — from beginning to end — to deliver successful results that will meet your unique legal needs.

One-On-One Interaction

When you choose to work with me, I'll work with you on your case directly — not through a secretary or paralegal.

Criminal Defense & General Practice Attorney in Toms River, NJ and the Surrounding Area

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Hugh E. Lucariello

Attorney at Law

After graduating with my law degree from the University of Louisville, I gained experience working on both sides of the law as a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor for Essex County before striking out on my own. With a unique insight into how the law works, I offer my clients extensive knowledge and experience that can benefit their case — no matter what they're up against. I'm committed to providing honest analysis and sound legal guidance throughout their case. It gives me great satisfaction to help individuals and families through difficult times and show them a path to a better future.

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Don't Jeopardize Your Freedom or Your Reputation

Being accused of a crime is a scary and stressful time. If you've been arrested, don't panic. It's important that you contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. With a knowledgeable attorney on your side, you'll have a much better chance of building a strong defense and reaching a favorable outcome.

Criminal charges can bring about judgment from others and add untold stress to your life. I'll not only fight for your rights and freedom, but also for fair treatment by the justice system to see that your reputation remains in good standing.

Right now, it might seem like there’s no way you or your loved one will be able to avoid the harshest possible penalties for the crime they've been accused of, but don’t give up hope. With the right lawyer on your side, you may be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

I have more than 40 years of legal knowledge and experience working with clients who are in desperate need of a strong defense for their situation. No matter what brings you to my firm, I'll fight hard to protect your rights.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Whether you're charged with a misdemeanor or felony, don't try to take on your case alone. I'll fight for the best possible outcome for you.

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DUI/DWI

Don't let a foolish mistake take away your freedom on the roads. I can help you build a strong case for your defense.

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Traffic Violations

While traffic violations are common offenses, when they add up it can lead to license suspension or worse. I'll defend you every step of the way.

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Real Estate Law

Real estate law can be complicated, but I can help you navigate through confusing paperwork and fully understand what you're signing before purchase.

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Estate Planning

From wills and trusts to powers of attorney, we'll get a strategic plan in place that meets you and your family's needs for the future.

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General Legal Services

Some of my general services include collections, name change services and assistance with legal documentation.

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Reliable Counsel You Can Trust

It's easy to feel powerless when facing criminal charges, but I'm here to remind you that you're not. When it feels like there's no hope for the options in front of you, I'll fight to create more. Whether you need representation for a DUI/DWI or juvenile case or you're seeking assistance with record expungement, I'm prepared to help you through.

I'll get to know you and your side of the story, then examine the evidence against you to help you understand your best options. From there, we can build a strong defense for your case and outline a strategy for solid representation.

With over four decades of serving the legal needs of individuals and families, I've helped see my clients through many different issues. From criminal defense to estate planning and other general legal services.

Don't waste time or money with an attorney who can't do it all. If you need a general practice attorney or a criminal defense lawyer, you can rely on my counsel for all of your legal needs in Toms River, New Jersey, and the Ocean County area. You deserve to work with a lawyer who cares about the outcome of your case. Contact me today to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation.