John W. Tumelty Logo

Former prosecutor

Now fighting for you.

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DUI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts.

Watch our video

Former State Prosecutor and Criminal Trial Attorney

Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

View Criminal Defense ResultsView DWI Defense Results Free Consultation

Lower Township Criminal & DWI Attorney & Former Prosecutor

Criminal Defense Lawyer & Former Prosecutor, John W. Tumelty

Lower Township is a township in Cape May County, NJ. It is part of the Ocean City metropolitan statistical area. Lower Township has a total area of 31.1 square miles of which 28.2 square miles of it is land and 2.8 square miles is water. Diamond Beach, Erma, North Cape May and Villas are areas located within Lower Township. Other communities in Lower Township include Cold Spring, Fishing Creek, Schellenger’s Landing, and Town Bank. Lower Township borders Middle Township, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, Cape May City, West Cape May Borough, Cape May Point Bridge, the Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.

All DWI offenses and most criminal cases are handled in Lower Township Municipal Court. Lower Township Municipal Court is located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. The court administrator is Elizabeth Byrne. The presiding judge is David S. DeWeese. The municipal court prosecutor is Mary Bittner, Esquire.

Criminal & DWI Attorney John W. Tumelty concentrates on representing individuals charged with DWI tickets and criminal offenses from Lower Township and other areas of Cape May County. Attorney John W. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor and former Atlantic County prosecutor. Mr. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law in the Cape May County area from both sides of the fence for over 30 years. He is a certified criminal trial attorney.


Lower Township Municipal Court has jurisdiction to hear all DWI cases, criminal offenses that are classified as criminal disorderly persons offenses and traffic tickets. The common cases in Lower Township Municipal Court are DWIs, simple assault, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, criminal harassment, resisting arrest, obstructing, criminal trespass, and shoplifting. A conviction for any criminal offense can have devastating consequences with respect to your reputation and employment.

If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI offense or criminal charges in Lower Township, please contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty at 609-390-4600. Mr. Tumelty is available 24/7 to discuss all aspects of your case. Call now for your free consultation 609-390-4600.

For more information about criminal defense, please see our criminal law website

See our recent trial successes by clicking on the Recent Successes tab.

Free Consultation

"*" indicates required fields