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

4 Ways Juvenile Crimes Can Haunt You Well into Adulthood

The New Jersey juvenile justice system is geared toward giving juvenile offenders a chance to learn from their mistakes, with the legal system emphasizing rehabilitation and reform instead of more punitive measures. This means that a person under the age of 18 can typically avoid being charged with a felony-level offense that would otherwise carry… Continue Reading

What’s a Plea Bargain?

When a person is charged with a crime in New Jersey, there is often a lengthy legal process that has to play out before the case reaches trial. The reality is that most criminal cases never actually go to trial in NJ because the defendants reach plea deals with prosecutors. Typically, the prosecution will agree… Continue Reading

3 Unexpected Ways You Could Face a Weapons Charge

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun crime laws in the entire country. If you are convicted of a weapons offense in NJ, you are likely looking at prison time. That’s because the Graves Act covers many weapons offenses and requires judges to impose mandatory terms of incarceration for offenders. While many people understand… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Drug Charges Lawyer & Cape May County Drug Defense Attorney

What to do When Charged with a Drug Offense in New Jersey

If you have been charged with a drug offense in New Jersey, hiring the right defense attorney may be the most important decision you make. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the local system and can successfully represent you and aggressively protect your rights.  I have 30 years of experience with the following:

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City drug charges lawyer who specializes in representing people charged with these offenses in Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties in South Jersey. Don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation to discuss your charges. I regularly assist clients with drug cases involving the following:

  • Distribution and possession with intent: If you’ve been accused of intent to distribute or actual sale and distribution of drugs, you could be facing very serious consequences.
  • Drug manufacturing: In New Jersey, growing or producing illegal drugs can get you in serious trouble, especially if you are accused of manufacturing for eventual distribution.
  • Simple possession: If you’ve been charged with drug possession, you may be facing jail time, criminal record consequences and driver’s license suspension.
  • Marijuana possession: Simple possession of marijuana is the single most common drug charge and is often brought in conjunction with drug paraphernalia charges.
  • Searches without a warrant: The police need to meet certain conditions before they can search a car, home or business without a warrant or consent.
  • Prescription fraud: If you’ve been charged with obtaining prescription medication by fraud, you could be facing significant jail time and other consequences.
  • Drug conspiracy charges: Even if you are not accused of actually committing a drug offense, you could be charged with being part of a drug conspiracy.
  • School zone and public zone offenses: Any drug offense committed near a school or in a public area such as a park or beach can result in much higher penalties.

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address my clients’ urgent needs. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to defend you against drug charges.

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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

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

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.