Arrested at Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook? You Need an Experienced NJ Federal Criminal Lawyer.

New Jersey Criminal Lawyers Schwartz Posnock

Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook is unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Although physically located in New Jersey, Sandy Hook is federal land and is managed by the National Park Service. Gunnison Beach is New Jersey’s only legal clothing-optional beach.

If you are charged with committing an offense while on Sandy Hook, such as possession of narcotics, public lewdness, driving under the influence, speeding, or reckless driving, your case will be heard in Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey.

If you are convicted of a non-motor vehicle offense committed on Sandy Hook, you will have a federal criminal record. Convictions for offenses at Sandy Hook cannot be expunged. If you are placed on reporting probation as a result of a conviction, you will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Department.

Why is a Sandy Hook charge a federal case? Because of the Assimilative Crimes Act.

The Assimilative Crimes Act (found at 18 USC §13 in the United State Code) addresses situations in which persons commit crimes on federal land which are not prohibited by federal law. The statute allows the federal government to prosecute alleged offenders under the law of the surrounding state or territory if there is no applicable federal law. As there is no federal DUI law, the Assimilative Crimes Act is often used to prosecute motorists who drive while intoxicated on federal lands. Other offense, such as possession of narcotics and public lewdness, are prohibited by federal law, and for alleged violations occurring on Sandy Hook, are prosecuted in Federal Court.

Our firm has been handling cases charged on Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook for many years. We have defended the gamut of charges such as possession of narcotics, lewdness, DUI, other traffic violations, and violations of probation for prior Sandy Hook convictions.

A conviction for an offense allegedly committed on Sandy Hook can have profound consequences on your employment, your professional license, and your reputation. Because convictions for offenses committed on Sandy Hook cannot be expunged, the handling of Sandy Hook cases may critical to your future. As a result, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who appears often before the United States District Court, and in particular, before the Hon. Anthony Mautone, who hears these matters.

For individuals who are facing prosecution or sentencing in the federal District Courts of NJ, the NJ Municipal criminal or traffic courts, the Superior Courts of New Jersey, or who are appealing their criminal matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the New Jersey Superior Court, NJ Appellate Division, or the Supreme Court of New Jersey, it is critical to have an experienced Federal, State and Municipal Court New Jersey criminal and traffic defense attorney represent you. The experienced criminal defense lawyers of Schwartz & Posnock appear in all Federal, State, Municipal criminal, and traffic courts in New Jersey, and have convenient locations in Monmouth County (Eatontown), Essex County (Livingston), Union County (Linden), and Middlesex County (East Brunswick). Call us at 732-544-1460 or email us at to schedule an appointment.

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