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 to Do If You’re Arrested

If you’re ever accused of a crime, it’s important to do the following: #1: Stay silent. Recognize that it’s your legal right not to answer questions at this time. Police want you to converse and hope you’ll admit the crime. In this scenario, tell the officer you’re invoking the right not to speak and that… Continue Reading

When is Evidence Illegally Obtained?

Several types of evidence fall under the scope of laws pertaining to illegally obtained evidence. Occasionally, evidence that may either greatly harm or help a side in a legal argument is presented. However, the evidence, regardless of relevance, may be inadmissible. That’s because the way in which the evidence was obtained is as important as… Continue Reading

What is a Formal Arraignment?

The court process in the state of New Jersey may not be as simple as it seems on the surface. Though many believe that going to court is a one and done situation, there is a process to it that is more complex than that. Among the many steps involved is what is called a… Continue Reading

Atlantic County Criminal Lawyer & Former Prosecutor

Atlantic County Criminal Lawyer John W. Tumelty specializes in representing persons charged with criminal offenses in Atlantic County. Atlantic County has a total area of 671 square miles and includes Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Atlantic City has over 40 million visitors a year to the casino resort. The Atlantic City Police Department and New Jersey State Police file numerous criminal charges per year in Atlantic County. All felony charges filed in Atlantic County are forwarded to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition. Felony cases are heard in Atlantic County Superior Court located at 4997 Unami Boulevard, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330. Judge Michael Donio is the presiding judge of the criminal part in Atlantic County.

All misdemeanor charges, also known as disorderly persons offenses, filed in Atlantic County are handled in the various Atlantic County municipal courts. The misdemeanor handles in Atlantic County municipal courts include simple assault, disorderly conduct, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, criminal trespass, harassment, resisting arrest, obstruction, underage possession of alcohol, etc. The municipal courts in Atlantic County are Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena Vista Township, Buena, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township (Mays Landing), Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor City and Weymouth Township. Please visit the links below for additional information on the specific municipalities:

Atlantic County criminal attorney John W. Tumelty has an office in Atlantic County and appears in Court regularly in the Atlantic County courts. Mr. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Atlantic County for 30 years. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a former Atlantic County prosecutor. Mr. Tumelty has been designated a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. If you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offense in Atlantic County, please call me today at 609-390-4600 for an immediate consultation.

For more information about criminal defense, please see our Criminal Defense Overview.

See Mr. Tumelty’s recent criminal trial successes by visting our Recent Successes page.

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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.