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

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Have you been accused of any type of theft allegation in New Jersey? If so, it’s important to realize how the distinction of the crime makes a difference in the type of penalties you might face. The most commonly charged theft crimes in New Jersey are petty theft and grand theft. Grand theft involves crimes… Continue Reading

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

No matter the type of crime that you have been accused of, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. The laws that determine whether you’ll be looking at felony or misdemeanor charges depend on the severity of the crime and two general classes outline the different types… Continue Reading

Underage Possession & Consumption of Alcohol – Atlantic, Ocean, & Cape May County Attorney


Alcohol seems to be a perennial rite of passage for young people. No matter what public education campaigns or laws are enacted to fight teen drinking, it still occurs amongst a certain percentage of youths.The police take the enforcement of underage alcohol laws very seriously whether the charges are:

These types of charges can lead to serious consequences such as:

  • Detention or jail (for those over 18, but not yet 21 years of age)
  • Suspension of driving privileges
  • Community service

Offering Best Possible Resolution to Underage Alcohol-Related Charges

I am criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty. I have the skills, experience and commitment necessary to help your young person secure the best possible resolution to the alcohol-related charges they are facing. I will work to ensure that their rights are protected at every stage of the process. My decades of experience both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney help me build strong cases for my clients.

I served as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice and as an Assistant County Prosecutor in the Trial Division of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

How to Face Underage Possession or Consumption of Alcohol Charges

When your young person is facing underage possession or consumption of alcohol charges, you need to ensure that their rights and their future receive the full protection they deserve. With the 30 years of criminal law / juvenile criminal law 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 for underage possession and consumption of alcohol in Atlantic City, Cape May County or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation call or talk to me directly – call 609-390-4600 today.

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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.