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 Assault Charges Attorney Defending Clients in Atlantic, Cape May County, & Throughout South Jersey

Representing Clients From Atlantic City, Cape May and Surrounding Areas

Simple misunderstandings can quickly turn into fights, and all too often, people who get into fights walk away facing criminal charges for assault and battery. These are serious charges that can result in jail time, probation, fines, driver’s license suspension and a criminal record.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced  Atlantic City assault charge defense attorney. If you have been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault or any other violent crime, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation. I have offices in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

Defending Against All Types of  Assault Charges

Any time you are accused of striking or threatening someone else, even if he or she was not hurt, the police can choose to charge you with an assault and battery offense. The following are some of the most common charges associated with assault:

  • Simple assault: If you have been involved in a bar fight, shoving match or other altercation with someone else, you may find yourself charged with simple assault.
  • Aggravated assault: Assault is considered aggravated when someone has been seriously hurt or a weapon has been used. These charges carry much harsher penalties.
  • Assault by auto or boat: If you have been accused of intentionally or recklessly hitting someone with your vehicle, you may be facing criminal assault charges.
  • Aggravated assault on a police officer: Any level of assault on a police officer is considered aggravated and generally treated as a felony criminal offense.
  • Self Defense: Self-defense is a defense against violent criminal charges.
  • Domestic violence: If you have been charged with domestic assault, you could be facing a restraining order in addition to any criminal penalties you may receive.
  • Vehicular Assault or Vehicle Manslaughter: Assault with a vehicle with or without being under the influence.

If you have been charged with assault, I can explain what consequences you are facing and what your defense options are, including any self-defense arguments that may be available.

I have been practicing criminal law for 30 years and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. To discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you against assault and battery accusations, call me today 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.