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

New Jersey Sex Offender Registry

The Consequences of Registering As A Sex Offender

The penalties for a sex offense are all serious but the possibility of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life is a consequence that could forever alter what job opportunities you can receive, where you can choose to live and how you are treated by neighbors and friends who discover your name on the New Jersey sex offender registry.

New Jersey’s sex offender registry law treats convicted sex offenders harshly, and not surprisingly, many of our clients are more worried about appearing on the registry than they are about potential jail time. At my firm, I know that clients have good reason to worry given what they could be faced with after a conviction. I, John W. Tumelty, have both prosecuted and defended people arrested for sex crimes and other offenses in New Jersey for more than 30 years.

Do not panic after an arrest. You have rights and you have options. Learn more about the criminal process by speaking with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

New Jersey Sex Offender Registry

All convicted sex offenders in New Jersey who are subject to Megan’s Law are required to register for the rest of their lives on the sex offender registry. If the person convicted has only committed one offense, has not committed another offense for 15 years and can prove unlikely to threaten another person’s safety, it may be possible to ask for removal from the registry. Juvenile offenders, who were under age 14 at the time of the offense, may also request removal.

Other offenders, such as those convicted of aggravated sexual assault, may be permanently banned from removal from the registry.

Contact My Firm to Learn More About Your Legal Options

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address the urgent needs of my clients who have been arrested for sex offenses in New Jersey. I can provide the experienced representation you need.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call me now 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.