Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

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

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

It is important to know what it means to get your probation reinstated. Getting your probation reinstated means that you have violated your probation in some way, to begin with, and you are now looking to stay on probation after receiving your charge rather than going back to jail. A new violation can be issued for… Continue Reading

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

Yes, lying can actually be against the law. In most scenarios, liars are nothing more than people who avoid problems by not telling the truth, leading other people to simply lose respect for the liar. But in some cases, it can be far worse. There are times when lying can actually be against the law,… Continue Reading

Failure to Report a Crime

Failure to Report a Crime

  In most states, it is legal to simply not report a crime, but there are some exceptions. In some cases, there are states, like Texas, that make it mandatory to report higher offense crimes. Failure to do so could lead to a misdemeanor. In a state like Ohio, it is illegal to not report… Continue Reading

Illegal Search Defense Lawyer Protecting Client Rights in Atlantic & Cape May County

Atlantic County Attorney for Searches Without a Warrant

The U.S. Constitution protects all of us from unreasonable searches and seizures. Whether a particular search was constitutional is a common issue in criminal cases because, generally, evidence that the police obtained illegally cannot be used to prosecute someone for a crime.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Jersey Shore illegal search defense lawyer representing clients from Atlantic City to Cape May. If you have been charged with a drug crime on the basis of evidence obtained in a search of your home, car or person, contact me for a free consultation.

It May Be Possible to Get Your Charges Dismissed.

Police officers obtain much of the evidence that is used in drug cases and other criminal cases by searching people’s homes, businesses, vehicles, pocketbooks and clothing. Under the constitution, a search has to meet certain criteria in order to be considered legal.

  • Search warrant: The law in New Jersey says that the police may not search your car, home, or personal belongings unless they have a search warrant issued by a judge. There are, however, certain limited exceptions to the search warrant requirement.
  • Probable cause: The police may not obtain a search warrant without probable cause. The police may not otherwise search your car, house, clothing or personal belongings without the requisite probable cause to believe you have committed a crime or are in possession of contraband.
  • Consent: The police cannot claim you consented to a search that would otherwise have been illegal unless you were informed of your rights and signed a written consent form.

Whether you were searched based on the observations of a police officer, the testimony of an informant, or random surveillance, I will carefully investigate the facts of your case in order to determine whether I can get your charges dismissed on the basis of an illegal search.

With 30 years of criminal law experience, call me today at 609-390-4600 to learn more about what I can do to protect your constitutional rights and aggressively defend you against serious criminal charges.

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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.