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

Atlantic City Child Pornography Defense Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County


A criminal charge for possession or distribution of child pornography can do major damage to your reputation, your relationships and your employment. If you have been charged with a child pornography offense, you need someone to take your side and protect your rights.I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City defense lawyer representing clients in Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, and other counties throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime or child pornography offense, contact me today at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation.

Aggressively Defending You Against Serious Consequences

Most child pornography charges are brought as a result of sting operations where police officers pose as people looking for illegal material. Increasingly, these operations take place online. The two most common child pornography charges are distribution and possession.

  • Distribution: This is a very serious charge. You can be charged with distribution if you allegedly shared child pornography with anyone else, even if you were not paid for it. If you are convicted, you are likely to receive significant jail time, and you will also be required to register as a sex offender for life under Megan’s Law.
  • Possession: Although the penalties for possession are less severe than those for distribution, it is still a serious charge that could result in jail and sex offender registration.

If you hire me to defend you against child pornography charges, I will immediately begin investigating whether the evidence against you was obtained through an illegal search and whether you have any valid defenses against the charges.

If you have been charged with child pornography possession or distribution, contact me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to protect your rights and aggressively defend you against these serious accusations.

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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.