Cape May County Criminal Lawyer / Former Prosecutor
Cape May County criminal lawyer, John W. Tumelty specializes in representing persons charged with criminal offenses in Cape May County. Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey and lies on a peninsula that juts into Delaware Bay. Cape May County is known for its tourism due to its beaches and location between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer season, tourists often outnumber locals 9 to 1. There are several beautiful beaches and resort towns in Cape May County.
All felony charges filed in Cape May County are sent to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition. Felony cases are heard in Cape May County Superior Court which is located at 9 N. Main Street, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210.
All misdemeanor charges, also known as disorderly persons offenses, filed in Cape May County are handled in the local municipal courts. These criminal offenses include possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, disorderly conduct, criminal harassment, criminal trespass, shoplifting, resisting arrest, obstructing the police, etc. The municipal courts in Cape May County are Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Lower Township, Middle Township, Upper Township, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, West Cape May, and Woodbine.
Cape May County criminal attorney John W. Tumelty is a Cape May County native and has an office in the Ocean City area. Mr. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney for 30 years. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a former assistant Atlantic County prosecutor. Mr. Tumelty has been designated a Certified Criminal Trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. If you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offense in Cape May County, please contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty for an immediate consultation at 609-390-4600.
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