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

Atlantic City Drug Possession Attorney Defending Clients in Atlantic, Ocean & Cape May County

Atlantic and Cape May County Simple Possession Charges Lawyer

If you have been charged with drug possession, you could be facing probation, a suspended driver’s license, a lifetime criminal record and possibly even a jail sentence. An experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid or reduce these serious drug consequences.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City drug possession attorney representing clients in Atlantic County, Cape May County and throughout South Jersey. I have 30 years of experience in criminal law, and I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. Contact me today for a free consultation at 609-390-4600.

Defending Against Charges Involving Illegal and Prescription Drugs

You can be convicted of possession of a controlled substance if drugs were found on your person or if prosecutors can prove you had possession of drugs that were found in your home, your car or elsewhere. Controlled substances are categorized into two general groups:

  • Illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, Ecstasy, Rohypnol, etc.): It is illegal to possess any of these drugs without a license from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Prescription drugs (OxyContin, Percocet, Xanax, etc.): It is only legal to possess these drugs with a valid prescription. Obtaining them by fraud may carry additional penalties.

If you are convicted of drug possession, your penalties will depend on the amount of the drug involved and the schedule it has been assigned by the DEA. If you have been found with a large amount of drugs, you may find yourself charged with possession with intent to distribute.

Aggressively Seeking Out All Possible Criminal Defense Options

If you hire me to represent you on your unlawful possession of drugs case, I will take immediate action to investigate the facts and build a successful defense against the charges. I will carefully review the lawfulness of the police officers’ search and seizure of the evidence and look for a legal basis to get the evidence suppressed.

If you do not have a prior record, entering into a pretrial intervention program may also help you avoid a criminal conviction. I am experienced at helping clients identify and pursue all of their options. Call me today at 609-390-4600  to discuss your drug possession 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.