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?

Among the more controversial situations affecting the police and the public these days is confusion surrounding stop and frisk laws. Stop and frisk is a controversial move that has led to allegations of harassment and even racial profiling. Stop and frisk is a method used by police that allows an officer, with reasonable suspicion, to… Continue Reading

What is Sexting and When Does It Become a Crime?

Sexting is the act of sending or receiving nude or sexually explicit images or video through an electronic device such as a phone or computer. While largely attributed to teens and younger adults, the popularity and accessibility of electronic devices and smartphones has resulted in sexting even amongst older adults. Sexting is often consensual between… Continue Reading

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

Atlantic City Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Clients Throughout Atlantic, Cape May & Ocean County

Handling Criminal Cases Throughout Atlantic and Cape May County

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City criminal defense attorney with 30 years of criminal law experience. Our firm represents people accused of criminal offenses in Cape May County,Atlantic County and throughout South Jersey. As a former prosecutor and successful criminal defense attorney, I have tremendous experience in handling all types of criminal cases including the following areas:

  • Drunk driving and traffic violations: A large part of my practice is devoted to defending clients accused of DWI and other traffic charges. I see many clients with different cases including alcohol treatment following a DUI arrest, blood and urine tests, blood alcohol content (BAC), boating DWI, commercial driver DWI, driving while suspended for DWI, drunk driving accident, DWI accidents involving injuries, DUI driver’s license suspensions, DWI for drugs, fatal DUI accidents, field sobriety tests, first offense DWI’s, hit-and-run accidents involving DWI, military DWI, Miranda Rights, New Jersey DWI ignition interlock devices, out-of-state DUI convictions, prescription medication DWI, probable cause to stop and search a car, refusing a breath test, roadblocks & DWI charges, second DWI offense and three or more DUI offenses.
  • Drug charges: I defend clients accused of all types of New Jersey drug crimes including simple possession, drug distribution, possession with intent, drug manufacturing, illegal prescription medications, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs in a vehicle, prescription fraud, search and siezure of vehicles and searches without warrants.
  • Sex crimes: If you’ve been charged with a sex crime including sexual assault, child abuse and molestation, child pornography, an internet sex crime, prostitution,  or another type of sex crime, you could be facing Megan’s Law registration and other serious consequences.
  • Assault and battery: I provide aggressive representation to clients accused of assault and battery including assault on police officers, assaults by auto or boat, self-defense, vehicular assault, fighting offenses and other types of assault cases.
  • Domestic violence: If you’ve been accused of spousal abuse, criminal harassment, criminal contempt, have a restraining order, or another domestic violence charge such as stalking, I can protect your rights.
  • White collar crimes: I am experienced at defending clients against white collar criminal charges such as business fraud, computer crimes, embezzlement, forgery, fake ID’s and identity theft.
  • Theft and property crimes: I regularly represent clients who have been charged with burglary, home or car invasion, shoplifting, and possession or receiving stolen property.
  • Juvenile defense: If your teenager has been charged with a juvenile offense such as drug possession, a sexual offense, shoplifting, possession of a fake ID to purchase alcohol, underage drinking, or underage possession or consumption, call me today to discuss your options.
  • Murder and homicide: I have the criminal trial experience to defend clients who have been charged with murder and other degrees of homicide in New Jersey.
  • Weapons offenses: Illegal possession of a firearm is a serious criminal charge. So is armed robbery or carrying a handgun without a permit. If you’ve been arrested, I can help you fight the charges.
  • Eluding police and resisting arrest: The police frequently use these charges against people whom they accuse of not complying with arrest procedures. Call me today to discuss a disorderly conduct charge or other types of criminal charges.
  • Probation violations: If you’ve been accused of violating the terms of your probation or have received new criminal charges while on probation, it could be revoked, landing you in state prison. I can help.
  • Casino crimes including cheating scams, theft, underage gambling, disorderly conduct on casino property, fights/assaults, and criminal trespass.

I guide clients throughout the criminal justice process and am available to discuss your concerns about bail hearings, criminal record expungement and pretrial intervention programs.

I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney, and my experience and skill in the courtroom has helped me win “not guilty” verdicts for many of my clients charged with all types of criminal offenses. If you need a criminal defense attorney, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 609-390-4600.

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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.