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

South Jersey Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

Answers to Temporary & Permanent Restraining Order Questions

If you are caught in an abusive or violent relationship in New Jersey, it is important to know that you have options and that the law provides people with ways to protect themselves and their children in those situations. As an experienced defense lawyer who has seen the impact of abuse on my clients, I know how important it is for those harmed by abuse to pursue the available legal remedies.

I am John W. Tumelty, and for 30 years, I have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City. I can answer any questions that you have regarding how to obtain a restraining order and how to pursue other options of protection. While filing criminal charges is often appropriate, it is also important to have a lawyer represent you in civil court in order to get a temporary restraining order turned into a permanent restraining order.

Don’t take chances with protecting your family. Talk with me as soon as possible about what my firm can do to help when you are faced with such a difficult situation.

South Jersey Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

There are many forms of domestic violence and abuse that can harm individuals and their children. These actions include:

  • Assault
  • Criminal Contempt
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Trespassing on private property or at a workplace
  • Harassing phone calls, e-mails and text messages
  • Stalking
  • Verbal abuse
  • Intimidation
  • Removing children from the home without permission
  • Threats of harm or death
  • Rape or sexual assault

After filing a domestic violence complaint against an abuser, it is necessary to go to civil court within 10 days. We can help you understand what courts will look at in these cases, including monetary issues and household expenses that may have been incurred. You will understand the process and what to expect out of it.

Contact me today for a free consultation 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.