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 County Drug Court Programs Attorney & Cape May Criminal Defense Lawyer


In addition to traditional court, the state of New Jersey also has a drug court program that is designed to rehabilitate individuals who are dealing with drug and alcohol problems. Drug court is a special probationary program that requires five years of drug and alcohol treatment, testing and recovery services. Participants in the program must maintain lawful employment, pass all drug tests and appear in court when required.At my firm, I, John W. Tumelty, have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood  and across the state of New Jersey for more than 30 years. Since defendants who successfully complete the drug court program avoid jail time, I often recommend this option in situations where it is advantageous to my clients. I want my clients to get the help that they need and avoid incarceration whenever possible.

Learn more about all of the options available to you after a drug arrest. Contact me as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.

Atlantic County Drug Court Attorney

Drug court has helped to treat more than 3,000 people arrested for drug crimes in New Jersey and more than 1,000 of those people have graduated from the drug court program. By graduation, 90 percent of all drug court graduates are employed; a remarkable increase from the 24 percent of drug court participants who had a job when they entered the diversionary program.

Additionally, 95% of the drug tests administered to participants in the program have come back negative.

Any adult resident of New Jersey who is charged with criminal offenses and facing possible jail time may avoid jail if eligible for the local drug court program.

Learn if You Are Eligible for Drug Court in New Jersey

My firm provides experienced representation for people who have been arrested on drug charges in New Jersey. In drug court, as well as the criminal courts of Atlantic County and Cape May County, I know how to protect the rights of my clients.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case,  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.