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Margate Criminal Lawyer & Former Prosecutor

The city of Margate is located on Absecon Island and is 1½ miles long. It is bordered by Ventnor City to the East and Longport Borough to the Southwest, with the Atlantic Ocean to the East and beach to the West. Margate offers residents and visitors great dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities. The town’s charm and uniqueness combined with its ideal location next to Atlantic City, make Margate an attractive place to both visit and live.

This relatively quiet South Jersey shore town transforms into a busy summer hotspot, especially on the weekends. With all of the vacation festivities, trouble sometimes happens. Margate Attorney John W. Tumelty understands that mistakes and lapses in judgment can lead to serious legal consequences. Defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor and former Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor. He has been practicing DWI law and criminal law in South Jersey for 30 years. Mr. Tumelty is a passionate and aggressive attorney who puts his courtroom experience to work for you. If you have been arrested in Margate, NJ, contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today at 609-390-4600.

Margate Municipal Court:

Margate Municipal Court hears misdemeanor charges that are called criminal disorderly persons offenses. The municipal court also hears DWI’s and traffic offenses. There are certain offenses that are charged more frequently in Margate. These include underage possession of alcohol, underage consumption of alcohol, underage drinking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, shoplifting, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, DWI’s, criminal mischief, criminal harassment, hindering or fleeing the police, etc. Margate Attorney John W. Tumelty is available 24 hours a day to discuss any of these charges with you. The initial consultation is free.

The Margate Municipal Court is located at 1 S. Washington Avenue, Margate, NJ. The phone number is 609-822-1998. The presiding judge is the Honorable John H. Rosenberger, J.M.C. The court administrator is Maureen E. Larkin. The municipal court prosecutor is Mary Siracusa, Esquire. More information for Margate can be found at

If you have been arrested and charged in Margate with DWI or a criminal offense, please contact Margate Criminal Attorney John W. Tumelty at 609-390-4600.  He 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 about Criminal Defense, please visit our criminal defense overview page.

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