Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

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

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Have you been accused of any type of theft allegation in New Jersey? If so, it’s important to realize how the distinction of the crime makes a difference in the type of penalties you might face. The most commonly charged theft crimes in New Jersey are petty theft and grand theft. Grand theft involves crimes… Continue Reading

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

No matter the type of crime that you have been accused of, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. The laws that determine whether you’ll be looking at felony or misdemeanor charges depend on the severity of the crime and two general classes outline the different types… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Aggravated Assault Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County

Cape May, Atlantic County, & Wildwood Criminal Defense Attorney

While any assault charge is a serious matter, an aggravated assault charge can have particularly harsh penalties. If you have been charged with aggravated assault in New Jersey, you need an attorney who is prepared to defend you against these serious accusations.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City aggravated assault criminal defense lawyer representing clients in Cape May County, Atlantic County and other counties in South Jersey. Don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation to discuss what I can do to defend you against your assault charges.

Understanding What Makes an Assault Charge Aggravated

If you have been accused of committing assault and battery with any of the following aggravating factors, you may be facing felony charges, which could potentially result in a state prison sentence of a year or more in addition to other consequences such as fines and probation.

  • Serious injuries: If you are accused of intentionally hurting someone, the severity of that person’s injuries may be enough to elevate your charges to aggravated assault.
  • Use of a weapon: Any use of a deadly weapon in an assault — even if you are only accused of pointing it at someone — is considered an aggravating factor.
  • Assault on a police officer: Any level of assault on an on-duty police officer is automatically considered aggravated due to that person’s status of an officer.

Aggravated assault is a very serious criminal charge. I have more than 25 years of New Jersey criminal law experience and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. To make sure you get the aggressive defense you deserve,  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.