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

Drug Distribution & Possession with Intent to Sell – Atlantic City & Cape May Criminal Defense Lawyer

Atlantic and Cape May Counties Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of drug distribution or possession with intent to distribute, you are probably wondering what happens next, how serious the charges are and what you can do to fight them. To get accurate answers, you need to talk to a criminal defense lawyer right away.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City drug distribution charges attorney specializing in serving clients in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged, don’t hesitate to contact my office for a free consultation. I have 30 years of criminal law experience.

Understanding the Potential Consequences of Your Charges

Drug distribution is a felony drug offense. If you are convicted of this crime, you are likely to receive a jail sentence, and your driver’s license will be suspended. Having a felony on your criminal record can also have major consequences for your employment, education and more.

The law in New Jersey says you may be convicted of possessing drugs with an intent to distribute based solely on the amount of drugs in your possession and the circumstances under which the drugs are found. This is so, even if there is no evidence of actual distribution.

This is called possession with intent to distribute, and a large percentage of drug distribution cases are prosecuted on this basis. The penalties can be much greater if you are convicted of possession with intent to distribute or distribution in a school zone or a public zone, a category that includes parks and beaches.

Carefully Investigating the Facts of Your Case

If you hire me to defend you, I will immediately begin looking for weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence. Depending on the exact facts of your case, it may be possible to cast doubt on whether the drugs were yours or whether you had the intent to distribute them.

It may also be possible to exclude evidence that the police obtained through an illegal search. I will explore every opportunity for getting you acquitted or getting your charges dismissed or reduced. To discuss your case with an experienced drug defense attorney,  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.