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 Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County

Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter are crimes that are punished heavily in the state of New Jersey, and when alcohol is involved, the penalties may be significantly increased. Upon conviction, it may be possible to spend years in prison and pay thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been charged with vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter or another assault related crime, you need a tough and experienced defense lawyer on your side.

I am a former New Jersey deputy attorney general and former Atlantic County assistant prosecutor. Now that I focus my practice exclusively to criminal defense, I have helped clients charged with a wide range of offenses in Atlantic City, Ocean City, Avalon, Sea Isle, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Atlantic, Cape May County and throughout the state of New Jersey, including vehicular homicide and vehicular assault involving drunk driving. I understand what you are faced with and will build a strong case to protect your rights.After an arrest, the most important step to take is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact my office to speak with me about your circumstances.

Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Homicide Involving Drugs or Alcohol

When an injury occurs because a person was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the severity of any charge increases considerably and may elevate up to felony charges. If you have caused an accident by driving under the influence, and seriously injured another person as a result, you will likely face charges for vehicular assault.

If the accident was fatal for another driver or passenger, you may be charged with vehicular homicide. This is also a serious felony offense that carries strict penalties, including prison time, upon a conviction.

Criminal Defense for Vehicular Assault or Manslaughter & Other Crimes

If someone was injured or killed as the result of an accident in which you were alleged to have been involved, you need experienced criminal defense now. In the criminal courts of Atlantic County and Cape May County, I have successfully handled a wide range of criminal cases for my clients involving drunk driving accidents with bodily injury.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact me now 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.