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

Ocean County Criminal Lawyer

 

John Tumelty, Former Prosecutor

I am Ocean County criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty, and I represent persons charged with felony offenses in the Ocean County Courthouse complex. The Ocean County Superior Court is located at 118 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey 08754. The assignment judge for Ocean County is Vincent J. Grasso, J.S.C.

Ocean County is a county along the New Jersey shore. Toms River is the county seat. Ocean County is 50 miles east of Philadelphia and 70 miles south of New York City, making it a popular summer vacation spot, especially the beachfront towns of Long Beach Island and Seaside Heights.

Please visit the following links for additional information about the municipalities of Ocean County:

I am a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I have been practicing criminal law in and around Ocean County for 30 years as a defense attorney and former prosecutor. As a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney, I have successfully handled all types of criminal charges in Ocean County, including drug offenses, weapons offenses, assault, sex crimes, theft charges, resisting arrest and many others charges.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Ocean County, you need an experienced and skilled Ocean County criminal attorney. Please don’t hesitate to contact my criminal defense law firm immediately. As an experienced Ocean County attorney, I can move quickly in contacting the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office to have your case assigned to a pre-indictment court for an expeditious resolution. My goal at all times is to prevent your Ocean County criminal charges from resulting in a criminal record.

Call my office now for a free initial consultation at 609-390-4600.

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

See my recent criminal trial successes by visiting my 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.