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 Sex Crimes Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County

Defending Clients Against All Types of Sex Offenses & Charges

Sex crimes in New Jersey carry serious consequences, including jail time and sex offender registration under Megan’s Law. If you have been charged with a sex crime in New Jersey, you need to talk to a tough and experienced local criminal defense attorney right away.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City sex crimes lawyer with offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County. If you have been accused of a sex offense, contact me today at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation to learn what your rights are and what I can do to defend you against these criminal charges.

Fighting Serious Sentencing & Megan’s Law Consequences

I am a former prosecutor with real experience getting clients acquitted of sex charges, including clients who have been charged with multiple offenses. I defend clients against all types of sex crime accusations, including but not limited to the following:

  • Sexual assault: If you have been accused of rape or other illegal sexual contact, I will stand up for your rights and make sure your side of the story is told.
  • Internet sex crimes: Were you arrested for a sex crime based on evidence obtained over the Internet? If so, I will make sure your constitutional rights are respected.
  • Child pornography: If you have been charged with possession or distribution of child pornography, I will seek all opportunities to defend you against these serious accusations.
  • Child abuse and molestation: When you have been accused of child abuse, you need someone to take your side and aggressively defend you. I can help.
  • Prostitution: If you have been accused of engaging in, soliciting or promoting prostitution, I will carefully evaluate the best defense strategy for your case.

Most sex crime charges come under Megan’s Law, which means that if you are convicted, you will have to register as a sex offender for life, and you will be permanently subject to more than 20 legal restrictions, including limits on where you are allowed to live and work.

I have 30 years of criminal law experience and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. If you have been charged with a sex crime,  call me now to get an aggressive defense lawyer on your side. I can be reached 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 609-390-4600.

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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.