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Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

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Ocean City Criminal Defense Attorney

Former Prosecutor Turned Criminal Lawyer in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City is known as “America’s Greatest Family Resort” and it caters to all family members. There are 8 miles of nice, clean, guarded beaches along the whole coast. Beach tags are required from June through Labor Day. The Ocean City Boardwalk runs for 2½ miles from the north end of town to 23rd Street. During the summer you can ride a bicycle or surrey on the boardwalk in the early morning hours. Stores, eateries and amusements are dotted along the boardwalk. Asbury Avenue is a street located in the center of town and has several boutique shops. The most unique thing about Ocean City is that it is a “dry town”. You cannot buy or be served alcohol on this barrier island.

Ocean City Criminal Defense Attorney John W. Tumelty defends individuals charged with criminal offenses in Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ. Mr. Tumelty has over 30 years experience representing individuals in Ocean City Municipal Court. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have been arrested or charged in Ocean City.


The Ocean City Municipal Court hears what are typically called less serious, “non-felony” misdemeanor charges. It is important to note that a conviction for a misdemeanor criminal offense, traffic violation, DWI, or municipal ordinance violation may lead to imprisonment, financial obligations, and a permanent record that can make it difficult in obtaining good employment.

The criminal cases heard in Ocean City Municipal Court are disorderly conduct, underage drinking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, public intoxication, shoplifting, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal mischief, hindering the police, etc. Mr. Tumelty is available 24 hours a day to discuss any of these charges for an initial free consultation.

The Ocean City Municipal Court is located at the Public Safety Building, 835 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. The phone number for the court is 609-525-9387. The Honorable Richard Russell, J.M.C. is the presiding judge. The court administrator is Kathi Capizola. Additional information can be obtained at

If you have been arrested in Ocean City and charged with a criminal or municipal offense, do not hesitate to call the Law Office of John W. Tumelty at 609-390-4600.  Mr. Tumelty will be happy to listen to the facts, explain the law and charges to you, and discuss a good game plan for avoiding a criminal record.

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