Long Beach Island DWI/DUI Attorney
Long Beach Island is a barrier island in Ocean County in which a total of approximately 8,500 people reside in six separate municipalities on a year-round basis, which includes Beach Haven, Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Township and Barnegat Light. As with most places along the southern New Jersey shoreline, the population of Long Beach Island (LBI) expands significantly to near 100,000 during the summer months. The causeway, which is the only access point to the island, extends from Manahawkin on the mainland to Ship Bottom on the island. Long Beach Island’s population consists of largely affluent vacationers from New York, Pennsylvania and suburban North and South Jersey. Most people travel the Garden State Parkway and U.S. Route 9 in making their way to Long Beach Island. The historic Barnegat Lighthouse can be found on the northern tip of the island and the original Ron Jon Surf Shop was located in Ship Bottom.
The various municipal police departments, including those in Beach Haven, Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Township and Barnegat Light are aggressive in monitoring traffic on Long Beach Island. The police conduct many car stops that result in numerous DWI tickets issued each year on Long Beach Island. A DWI ticket in New Jersey is a traffic offense (not a criminal offense). However, the fines and penalties are substantial. They include a mandatory loss of license, potential jail time, potential installation of an ignition interlock device, community service, alcohol education classes, and mandatory fines. If you have been issued a DWI ticket in Long Beach Island, you need an experienced and aggressive DUI defense attorney.
Attorney John W. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law and DUI defense for 30 years. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Mr. Tumelty is a New Jersey Supreme Court-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Tumelty knows how a prosecutor prepares a DWI case for court. He also knows how to attack a DWI case starting with the initial car stop, field sobriety tests and ending with a blood alcohol concentration from an Alcotest machine or a blood test.
Attorney John Tumelty is available 24 hours a day to discuss your case and the initial consultation is free of charge. To speak with an experienced DWI defense attorney today, contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty now at 609-390-4600.