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Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found “not guilty” of all charges.

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Cape May County Criminal Lawyer & DUI / DWI Defense Attorney – John W. Tumelty


A Former State Prosecutor Handling Criminal and DUI/DWI Defense Cases

Have you been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Cape May, Atlantic or Ocean County or South Jersey? Are you a suspect in a law enforcement investigation or grand jury proceeding? If so, you need a tough, aggressive and experienced local criminal defense attorney.

I am John W. Tumelty, a cape may county criminal defense lawyer with 30 years of criminal law experience as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. I am a NJ Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney, and my law practice is exclusively devoted to defending criminal cases. I have a proven track record of fighting and winning criminal cases.

The most important decision you will make is choosing the right criminal defense attorney to represent you. The goal is to avoid you getting a criminal record. I take immediate and aggressive action to investigate the facts and build a solid defense to achieve a great resolution. Don’t hesitate to contact me today.

Let an Aggressive Former Prosecutor Defend You Against Criminal Charges

I am a former state prosecutor and assistant county prosecutor. I was a New Jersey deputy attorney general with the Division of Criminal Justice and a former assistant prosecutor with the trial section of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I know how a prosecutor evaluates a criminal case and how he prepares a case for court. As a former prosecutor, I know what it takes to successfully defend against criminal charges.

I have won “not guilty” verdicts for my clients in all types of criminal trials, including major felony charges such as murder, felony murder, aggravated manslaughter, armed robbery, conspiracy, drug distribution, possession of drugs, commercial bribery, aggravated sexual assault, weapons offenses, theft and numerous DWI/DUI and other drunk driving related cases.

A Criminal lawyer concentrating exclusively in Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI defense.

I am a passionate and dedicated Cape May County defense attorney and committed to giving my clients the communication and support they deserve. I will meet with you and discuss all aspects of your case. I will explain the legal process in clear and plain terms. I will lay out a game plan for an effective defense, and I will personally be at your side throughout the entire legal process.

Free Consultations for DUI/DWI and Criminal Defense

I represent clients who reside in the South Jersey area and clients who have been arrested while visiting NJ shore areas such as Wildwood, Ocean City, Avalon, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor and Middle Township. I routinely appear in the criminal courts of Cape May County every week. I deal with the prosecutors and judges on a regular basis. I provide my clients with skillful representation throughout the entire case with the ultimate goal of achieving a dismissal or a not-guilty result.

If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in Cape May County or elsewhere in South Jersey, you need to talk to a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. I am aggressively defending clients against criminal charges nearly every day and have offices in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. My Cape May County offices are located in Marmora near Upper Township and Ocean City, and my Atlantic County offices are located in Atlantic City and Somers Point. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover for payment of my legal services. For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call my office today at 609-390-4600.

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Seasoned criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point and Marmora, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Lower Township, Margate, Middle Township, Northfield, Ocean City, Pleasantville, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Ventnor and Wildwood.