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Criminal Defense & General Practice Attorney in Toms River, NJ

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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.


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 criminal defense 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. Don't risk your future and the outcome of your case by going it alone.

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 in Ocean County and Essex County who are in desperate need of a strong defense for their situation. No matter what brings you to my firm in Toms River, New Jersey, I'll fight hard to protect your rights.

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, as your dedicated criminal defense attorney, 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 real estate, estate planning, and other general legal service matters.

Don't waste time or money with an attorney who can't do it all. If you need a real estate attorney or estate planning lawyer, you can rely on my counsel for all of your legal needs in Toms River, New Jersey, and the Ocean County and Essex County areas. 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.