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Criminal Defense Attorney Longport, NJ

Criminal Lawyer Representing Clients With Criminal Charges, DWI or Traffic Violations Throughout Atlantic County & Surrounding Areas

Getting arrested can be a terrifying experience. You may feel great uncertainty about what the future holds, especially if you face felony-level charges that could result in a lengthy prison sentence. Even misdemeanor charges, called “disorderly persons offenses” in New Jersey and handled in local municipal courts like the Longport Municipal Court, could lead to jail time, heavy fines, and the loss of your driver’s license, among other severe penalties. Without an experienced criminal defense lawyer helping you fight your charges, the consequences could be catastrophic. That’s why selecting the right lawyer may be the most important decision you ever make.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or disorderly persons offense in Longport, NJ, John W. Tumelty is an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who can win your case and keep you out of jail.

Longport Criminal Defense Attorney Helps You Beat Your Criminal Charges

John Tumelty has vast experience defending clients against criminal charges in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Mr. Tumelty represents clients facing charges for any of the following:

  • DWI Offenses
  • DUI / DWI
  • Casino Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Gun Crimes
  • Assault and Threat Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Theft and Fraud Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
  • Traffic Violations

The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty are located just 20 minutes south of Longport Municipal Court, where cases involving disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanors) are handled by local prosecutors. Whether you’ve been charged with simple possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, or underage possession of alcohol, the penalties can be severe.

DWI violations and other traffic offenses are also handled in the Longport Municipal Court. In the summer months, the Longport Police Department typically patrols the area around Ventnor Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. Longport police have also been known to set up DWI checkpoints on holiday weekends, leading to many arrests for drunk driving. If you are stopped by law enforcement in Longport and charged with a DWI offense, it is imperative that you have a skilled DWI defense attorney like John Tumelty on your side.

Why Choose Us?

John W. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor who previously served as a Deputy Attorney General with the NJ Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice and with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section. Mr. Tumelty’s extensive experience as a prosecutor gives him unique insight into prosecutorial tactics and allows him to analyze criminal cases from both sides of the law.

John Tumelty is a highly resourceful Longport criminal attorney who enjoys taking the fight to the prosecution. Since starting his own criminal law practice, Mr. Tumelty has defended countless clients in high-profile criminal and DWI cases throughout South Jersey, including Longport Municipal Court. He works tirelessly on behalf of his clients and takes a hands-on approach to every case. When you hire John Tumelty, you know that your case will not be passed off to an inexperienced associate; you will get the benefit of being defended by an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in the South Jersey criminal justice system.

Speak with an Experienced Longport, New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI Lawyer

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Longport, NJ? Call Longport criminal defense lawyer John Tumelty today to go over your case and explore your options.

About Longport, NJ

Longport is a borough located on the shore of Absecon Island, near Margate, Ventnor City, and Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, NJ. The borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles and a population of fewer than 900 residents. Longport is an affluent shore community that attracts numerous visitors, especially during the summer months. The borough’s close proximity to Atlantic City also means that many motorists drive through Longport while traveling to and from the AC casinos.

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