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

Murder, Homicice, & Manslaughter Defense Lawyer Serving Atlantic, Ocean, & Cape May County


Homicide is the most serious criminal charge addressed through the New Jersey justice system. If you have been accused of murder, manslaughter or any other homicide charge, you need an aggressive and experienced defense attorney on your side as soon as possible.I am John W. Tumelty, a Jersey Shore murder defense lawyer representing clients from Atlantic City to Cape May. If you have been charged with homicide, you need sound legal advice.  Call me today at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation to discuss your case. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Aggressively Defending You and Protecting Your Rights

If you have been charged with vehicular homicide, aggravated manslaughter, first-degree murder or any other criminal homicide offense, you need an aggressive defense attorney who is fully prepared to take any or all of the following actions on your behalf:

  • Conduct an independent investigation of the facts
  • Make motions to suppress illegally gathered evidence
  • Meticulously prepare every aspect of your case for trial
  • Intelligently cross-examine prosecution witnesses

I am a former prosecutor, have been practicing criminal law for 30 years, and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I am in court in Atlantic County, Cape May County and other South Jersey counties virtually every day.

When you are facing homicide charges, you cannot afford to take any chances. You need to quickly hire a lawyer who has what it takes to protect your rights. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to learn what I can do to defend you against murder or manslaughter accusations.

I can be reached 24-hours a day, seven days a week for your urgent needs.

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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.