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Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

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Longport Criminal Lawyer & Former Prosecutor

Criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty focuses his practice on criminal charges and DWI offenses in Longport, NJ. Longport is a Borough in Atlantic County, NJ, on the Atlantic Shore of Absecon Island. Longport is in the 2nd Congressional District. New Jersey’s 2ndCongressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo. New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg and Robert Melendez.

The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty are located approximately 20 minutes to the South of Longport Municipal Court. Mr. Tumelty is an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney and DWI lawyer. Mr. Tumelty is a former Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and former prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. He has been focusing on criminal law and DWI cases in the Longport area for over 30 years. Mr. Tumelty appears before the Honorable John Rosenberger, Longport Municipal Court Judge, on a regular basis handling DWI defense and criminal cases.

The Longport Police Department is vigilant in patrolling Ventnor Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, especially on weekend nights, watching for DWI’s and traffic offenses. The Longport Police frequently set up DWI checkpoints during the summer around holiday weekends such as Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th, and Labor Day. The Longport DWI checkpoints result in numerous DWI offenses each year.

Even though Longport is considered an affluent shore community, there are criminal charges issued each year by the Longport Police Department. The more common criminal offenses in Longport include possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, underage possession of alcohol, underage consumption of alcohol, simple assault, resisting arrest, etc. These minor criminal offenses are referred to as disorderly persons offenses or misdemeanor offenses.


The Longport Municipal Court is located at 2305 Atlantic Avenue, Longport, NJ. The phone number is 609-822-2147. The presiding judge is the Honorable John H. Rosenberger, J.M.C. The court administrator is Andrea Brady. The municipal court prosecutor is Carl Tripician, Esquire.

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI or criminal offense in Longport, NJ, please do not hesitate to contact Longport Attorney John W. Tumelty at 609-390-4600. Mr. Tumelty will be happy to explain the law and layout a good game plan for the best chance of avoiding a criminal record or loss of license in a DWI case.

For additional information on criminal defense, please visit our criminal defense overview page.

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