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

Megan’s Law Cases – Atlantic & Cape May County Sex Crimes Attorney


Almost every sex crime in New Jersey carries a mandatory Megan’s Law sentence. Megan’s Law requires community registration and parole supervision for life, if convicted. A Megan’s Law violation charge may result in a parole violation as well as new charges. I am Attorney John W. Tumelty and I have practiced criminal law for 30 years. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. I am a former N.J. Deputy Attorney General (state prosecutor) and former Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor. I only handle criminal defense which includes sex crime cases.

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Megan’s Law requires registration for a minimum of 15 years with local law enforcement. A failure to comply with the initial registration is a separate crime. Most persons must re-register annually. Repetitive and compulsive offenders must re-register every 90 days. Re-registration is required 10 days prior to changing an address. Failure to re-register is a separate crime.

Megan’s Law notification applies to a moderate or high-risk offender. A moderate or high-risk offender is subject to sex offender notification to schools and community groups caring for women and children in the area in which the offender lives and works.

Community and parole supervision for life lasts a minimum of 15 years following incarceration and imposing over 20 conditions on a sex offender including: where the person lives and works; the type of treatment he receives; authorizes a search of the persons home, computer and car without a warrant; limits the ability to move from the state and authorizes an imposition of a curfew and polygraph testing. It also authorizes the electronic monitoring of the sex offender 24 hours a day.

These potential Megan’s Law consequences are very serious. You need an experienced and tough criminal defense lawyer to represent you with respect to any Megan’s Law issues.

Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

I am available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Contact my office today at 609-390-4600  for a free initial consultation.

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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

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Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

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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.