Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

RECENT DWI & CRIMINAL DEFENSE RESULTS

STATE v. HENDRICKS — NEW JERSEY MURDER TRIAL — “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT

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.

Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for Over 30 Years

What Are the Stop and Frisk Laws in New Jersey?

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What is Sexting and When Does It Become a Crime?

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Learn More About Attempted Murder Charges in New Jersey

Far and away the most severe crime a person could commit is murder. The act of taking someone’s life is punishable by some of the worst penalties legally possible. Murder is so serious, that even attempter murder holds high penalties and even jail time. Attempted murder is defined as a canceled or failed attempt to… Continue Reading

Criminal Defense Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

30 Years of Criminal Law & DWI Experience in New Jersey

  • Former State Prosecutor – Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice
  • Former Assistant County Prosecutor – Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section
  • A New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • 30-years Criminal Law Experience as a Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor
  • Offices in Atlantic City and Ocean City Area

Phone:609-390-4600
Fax:609-390-0722
E-mail Me

South New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

I am a Criminal Defense attorney and I devote my entire practice to representing those charged with Criminal Offenses and DWI Charges.  I have been practicing Criminal Law in New Jersey for 28 years.  As a former state prosecutor, I investigated and prosecuted white collar felony crimes.  As a former assistant county prosecutor, I prosecuted major felony crimes including murder, attempted murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, and all types of drug crimes.

I left the county prosecutor’s office to begin my own criminal law practice in South Jersey.  I have successfully defended clients charged with all types of crimes including murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, fraud, official misconduct, theft, and all types of drug offenses and DWI.

I am a sole practitioner and I will personally be by your side during the entire case working toward an expeditious and favorable resolution for you. My goal is to get you through this without having a criminal record or on a DWI case, without losing your driver’s license.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • A NJ SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY SINCE 1995 – There are  approximately 45,000 attorneys in New Jersey. However, less than 2% are qualified as a certified trial attorney by the State Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1983

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Rider College, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    • B.S.-1979
    • Major: Accounting

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Jersey State Bar District Ethics Committee, 2004 – 2008

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a free consultation, you can call my office toll free at 609-390-4600 or send me an e-mail .

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Nights & Weekends

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Atlantic County Offices

JOHN W. TUMELTY
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
CRIMINAL LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN TUMELTY
DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN TUMELTY
DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786 Get Directions

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.