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

Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County Criminal Attorney

Unsure What to do Next With a Marijuana Possession Charge?

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, you may not be sure what to do next to protect your rights. If your child has been arrested, you are probably concerned about his or her future. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you get answers right away.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic County, Atlantic City and Cape May County marijuana possession defense lawyer with more than 30 years of criminal law experience. I aggressively and successfully defend clients throughout South Jersey against drug charges. For a free consultation about your case, contact my office today.

Building a Defense Based on the Unique Facts of Your Case

Simple possession of marijuana is one of the most common criminal charges in New Jersey. I frequently represent both local residents and visitors to the Jersey Shore who have been arrested for marijuana possession in circumstances such as the following:

  • A police officer pulled you over for speeding or another traffic offense and then searched your car after seeing apparent drug paraphernalia or claiming to smell marijuana.
  • The police responded to a noise complaint about a party you were attending, believed they detected signs of drug use, and conducted a search.
  • Your home or business was searched as part of an investigation of another crime, and the police claim to have found marijuana or paraphernalia in the building.

In all of these types of circumstances, the police cannot conduct a warrantless search without probable cause. If the evidence against you was obtained illegally, it may be possible to get it thrown out, which may result in your charges being dismissed.

If you hire me to represent you, I will fully investigate the facts of your case to determine whether I can get the charges dismissed or whether you have any valid defenses. If you’ve been charged with marijuana possession, don’t hesitate to call me at 609-390-4600 to discuss your options.

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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.