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 to Do If You’re Arrested

If you’re ever accused of a crime, it’s important to do the following: #1: Stay silent. Recognize that it’s your legal right not to answer questions at this time. Police want you to converse and hope you’ll admit the crime. In this scenario, tell the officer you’re invoking the right not to speak and that… Continue Reading

When is Evidence Illegally Obtained?

Several types of evidence fall under the scope of laws pertaining to illegally obtained evidence. Occasionally, evidence that may either greatly harm or help a side in a legal argument is presented. However, the evidence, regardless of relevance, may be inadmissible. That’s because the way in which the evidence was obtained is as important as… Continue Reading

What is a Formal Arraignment?

The court process in the state of New Jersey may not be as simple as it seems on the surface. Though many believe that going to court is a one and done situation, there is a process to it that is more complex than that. Among the many steps involved is what is called a… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Prescription Drug Fraud Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County Defense Attorney

Prescription Drugs Obtained Through Fraud Can Lead to Charges

Certain prescription drugs have become very popular in recent years for recreational use. This has drawn the attention of law enforcement leading to an increase in investigations and prosecutions for prescription fraud. These cases are taken seriously by the police and prosecutors.

Any prescription drug that is obtained through fraud can lead to drug charges. Some of the more common prescription drugs that are the basis for these charges include:

  • OxyContin, Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Xanax

Some of the activities associated with these drugs that can lead to prosecution include:

  • Forging prescriptions
  • Altering prescriptions
  • Doctor shopping

If you are facing prescription drug fraud charges you need to begin taking your defense seriously as soon as possible after your arrest. Securing the representation of an attorney who is capable of providing you with the skilled defense you deserve can help you secure the best possible resolution to your case.

Exceptional Criminal Defense From a Former Prosecutor With 25 Years of Experience

I am Atlantic City criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. I have been practicing criminal law for 30 years. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I have also served as prosecutor at the state and county level. This experience gives me real insight into the strategies and goals of the prosecutor’s office and I use that experience to help me build a highly effective defense against prescription fraud charges.

Contact Atlantic City Prescription Drug Fraud Defense Attorney John W. Tumelty

When you are facing prescription drug fraud charges, 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 allow me to provide my clients with an exceptional defense against prescription drug fraud charges. To schedule a free initial consultation 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

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.