Galloway Township Criminal Defense & DWI Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney & Former Prosecutor
Attorney John Tumelty focuses on representing persons who are charged with criminal offenses and DWI tickets in Galloway Township. DWI offenses and most criminal charges are handled in Galloway Township Municipal Court. Galloway Township Municipal Court is a local court created by state law whose territory is confined to the Galloway Township community. Practice and Procedures are governed by the NJ Court Rules. The municipal court judge is responsible for overseeing the administration of his municipal court.
The types of cases that are heard in Galloway Township Municipal Court are divided into four categories:
- DWI Offenses and motor vehicle violations
- Violations for misdemeanor criminal charges that are referred to as disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses
- Violations of municipal ordinances (local laws)
- Violations of fish and game laws, parks and forests laws
More serious criminal offenses known as felony offenses are arraigned in Galloway Township Municipal Court and then sent to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. The county prosecutor decides whether to present the case to the grand jury or return the case to Galloway Township Municipal Court as a less serious offense ( a downgrade). Galloway Township DWI & Criminal Attorney John W. Tumelty appears in Galloway Township Municipal Court every week representing persons who have been arrested by the Galloway Township Police and charged with DWI’s and criminal offenses. Attorney John W. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor and former Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor. Mr. Tumelty has over 30 years DWI & criminal law experience in Atlantic County, NJ.
Galloway Township Municipal Court Cases:
The cases handled in Galloway Township Municipal Court are simple assault, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, fake ID, underage possession of alcohol, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction, criminal trespass, criminal harassment, all DWI offenses, etc.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of John Tumelty if you have been charged with DWI or a criminal offense in Galloway Township. Mr. Tumelty is available day and night to discuss your case and will advise you on the best game-plan to avoid a loss of license in a DWI case or a criminal record on a criminal charge.
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