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Former State Prosecutor and Criminal Trial Attorney

Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

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Experienced for over 30 years

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Absecon Criminal Defense & DWI Lawyer & Former Prosecutor

Absecon is a city in Atlantic County, NJ. The City of Absecon was incorporated as a town from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. According to the United States Census Bureau Absecon has a total area of 6.9 square miles and a population of approximately 8,500.

The Absecon Police Department stays busy year-round making arrests for criminal offenses and DWI’s because of its proximity to Atlantic City. The White Horse Pike (US 30) is the main route passing through Absecon heading into Atlantic City. The Absecon Police Department makes a lot of car stops along the White Horse Pike. The motor vehicle stops sometimes result in arrests for criminal offenses and DWI tickets.

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense or DWI ticket in Absecon, you need an aggressive and experienced local defense attorney. Absecon criminal and DWI attorney John W. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor and former assistant prosecutor in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Mr. Tumelty is a certified criminal trial attorney and has over 30 years of criminal law experience in the Absecon, Atlantic County, area.


Most criminal offenses and all DWI tickets issued by the Absecon Police Department are handled in Absecon Municipal Court. The typical charges in Absecon Municipal Court are DWIs, simple assault, resisting arrest, criminal harassment, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, fake IDs, criminal mischief, hindering, criminal harassment, underage alcohol possession, etc.

Absecon criminal attorney John W. Tumelty is available 24/7 to discuss your case. Mr. Tumelty will explain the legal process in clear language and discuss a defense strategy to avoid a criminal record or loss of license in a DWI case.

For more information about criminal defense, please visit our Criminal Defense Overview page.

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