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 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.