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

Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle – Atlantic, Ocean, & Cape May County Criminal Defense

Concerned About the Drug Possession Charges You May Be Facing?

In addition to the charges you can face for drug possession, you may face additional charges if you are in possession of those drugs within an automobile that you are operating. If you are pulled over by law enforcement and during the course of that traffic stop they find drugs, you will be facing serious charges that can carry a two-year suspension of your driving privileges in addition to the other penalties.

As with all drug charges, the drugs themselves are an essential element for a prosecutor to secure a conviction on a drug charge. The fourth amendment to the constitution protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. That amendment has been interpreted to mean that a police officer must have probable cause to stop you and search your car. If probable cause cannot be shown, the drugs will be inadmissible as evidence and the charges will most likely be dropped.

Effective Defense Strategies for Clients in Atlantic City & South Jersey

I am Atlantic City criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. I understand how to create effective defense strategies for clients who are facing charges of possessing drugs while operating a motor vehicle. My  30 years of criminal law experience can help me build a case that protects your rights and which is designed to secure the best possible resolution to your case.

I have experience as both a state and a county prosecutor here in New Jersey and I use that insight into how a prosecutor would approach a case to create real advantages for my clients.

Ensure Your Rights When Facing Possession of Drugs Charges

When you are facing charges related to possession of drugs in an automobile, you need to ensure that your rights and your future receive the full protection they deserve. My decades of experience and the knowledge I have acquired both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney allows me to provide my clients with an exceptional defense against possession of drugs in a motor vehicle in Atlantic City or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options, call me now 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

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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.