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

Resisting Arrest or Eluding Police


If you have been charged with resisting arrest or eluding police, you could be facing jail time and other serious consequences, including a felony criminal record. It is important that you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your charges. I am John W. Tumelty, a Jersey Shore criminal attorney representing clients from Atlantic City to Cape May and beyond. If you have been accused of attempting to escape from police by foot or car, contact me today for a free consultation at 609-390-4600.

Do the Prosecutors Have Enough Evidence to Convict You?

If you hire me to defend you against charges of resisting arrest or eluding police, I will carefully investigate the facts of your case and aggressively protect your rights. The following are some of the major characteristics of these closely related criminal accusations:

  • Resisting arrest: If you are accused of attempting to escape from an officer who was trying to arrest you, even just by pulling away, you can be charged with resisting arrest. If you are accused of using force, you may also get charged with aggravated assault.
  • Eluding police: If a police officer was attempting to pull you over in traffic by using his or her lights or siren, and you did not pull over, you can be charged with the felony offense of eluding police. There need not have been a high-speed chase for you to be convicted.

If you are accused of resisting an arrest attempt made by an undercover officer or eluding an unmarked police car, I will hold the prosecutors accountable for proving that you knew you were being pursued by the police. Without sufficient evidence of this, you cannot be convicted.

I will explore all defense opportunities for helping you avoid conviction on your resisting arrest or eluding police charges. Call me now 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.