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 Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County


In response to the rapid growth of the Internet, police departments in New Jersey have devoted increasing resources to collecting evidence of alleged sex crimes online. If you have been charged with an Internet sex crime, you need an aggressive attorney on your side. I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City Internet sex crimes lawyer serving clients throughout South Jersey. If you are facing sex crime charges based on evidence collected online, call me today at 609-390-4600  for a free initial consultation.

Carefully Investigating the Prosecutors’ Evidence Against You

If you are convicted of a sex offense, you could be facing serious consequences, including jail time, a criminal record and lifetime sex offender registration. The following are some of the most common sex crime charges prosecuted based on evidence collected on the Internet:

  • Possession and distribution of child pornography: This is by far the most common Internet sex crime charge. You may face these charges if child pornography is found on your computer or at an online storage or file-sharing site under your control.
  • Solicitation and promotion of prostitution: The police also frequently prosecute people for alleged prostitution offenses conducted over the Internet.
  • Solicitation of minors: The use of the Internet by adults to initiate sexual relationships and encounters with minors is the most high-profile online sex crime. Police and prosecutors can be very aggressive at pursuing these cases.

If you hire me to represent you, I will immediately begin investigating all of your defense options. Was the evidence against you collected through an illegal search? Can the police prove that you were the one using a computer on which illegal materials were found?

To discuss your case with an attorney who is prepared to address these questions and more in order to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected and you get a fair trial,  contact my office today 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.