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 Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer

Defending Against a Wide Range of Juvenile Charges

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, he or she could be facing serious penalties, including detention and probation. The prosecutors could even attempt to try your child as an adult, dramatically increasing the potential penalties he or she could receive.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City juvenile crimes defense lawyer representing minors throughout South Jersey who have been accused of juvenile delinquency. To schedule a free consultation, call me today at 609-390-4600. I have offices in Cape May County and Atlantic County.

Understanding the Juvenile Justice System

New Jersey’s system of juvenile courts is responsible for adjudicating the cases of minors who are accused of offenses that rise to the level of juvenile delinquency. Your child can be found delinquent if he or she is proven to have committed one of the following types of offenses that, for an adult, would be considered a crime or disorderly persons offense

Any time a juvenile is accused of any offense, his or her case will initially be heard in juvenile court. However, if a minor is accused of a very serious crime such as rape or homicide, the prosecutor may pursue a waiver from the juvenile court in order to try the child as an adult.

Taking the Right Steps to Avoid a Juvenile Record

Even if the prosecutor is not attempting to try your child as an adult, any juvenile charge is a serious matter that can result in penalties such as juvenile detention, community service and driver’s license suspension. A juvenile record can also have long-term negative consequences.

I have been practicing criminal and juvenile law for 30 years and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney and former prosecutor.

If you hire me to represent your child, I will carefully evaluate all of his or her options for avoiding a juvenile record, from directly attacking the charges to negotiating for a deferred disposition. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to help your child.

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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.