Stafford Township Criminal Attorney
Law Offices of John W. Tumelty
Stafford Township Municipal Court has jurisdiction to hear the majority of the criminal charges filed in Stafford Township, New Jersey.
The Stafford Township Municipal Court is located at 260 E. Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050. The municipal court judge is Damian G. Murray, J.M.C., and the prosecutor is Alison L. Aaron. The court administrator actually runs the day-to-day operations of the court, and she is Mary Ann Carricarte, and Cindy Gaskill is the deputy court administrator. The judicial staff of Stafford Township Municipal Court are employees of the Township but are governed by the Rules of Court set forth by the State of New Jersey Supreme Court.
Felony charges (also called indictable offenses) filed by the Stafford Township Police Department are forwarded to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition. These more serious criminal charges are handled in Ocean County Superior Court. However, the majority of criminal charges issued in Stafford Township are resolved in municipal court. The Stafford Township Municipal Court hears nonindictable misdemeanor charges. These are also called disorderly persons offenses. These include possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, fighting or simple assault, disorderly conduct, underage possession of alcohol, underage drinking, shoplifting, criminal trespass, criminal harassment, resisting arrest, obstructing justice, hindering or fleeing the police, etc.
I am Stafford Township criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. I am a certified criminal trial attorney who has handled criminal cases for 30 years. In addition to my defense work, I have experience as a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to represent you, reach out to an experienced and skillful attorney who is available 24 hours a day to discuss your criminal charges. The initial consultation is free of charge. Contact me today at 609-390-4600.