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 Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County Attorney

How Serious is a Sexual Assault Charge in New Jersey?

Sexual assault is an extremely serious criminal charge in New Jersey. If convicted, you could go to jail and end up on the sex offender registry. If you have been accused of rape, it is important to contact an attorney who is prepared to fully investigate all of your options.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City sexual assault defense lawyer with more than 30 years of criminal law experience. I offer free consultations, so don’t hesitate to contact me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case. I have offices in Cape May County and Atlantic County.

Identifying the Best Way to Fight Your Charges

In New Jersey, rape is legally known as sexual assault. If you hire me to represent you against allegations of sexual assault or the related crime of illegal sexual contact, I will explore all possible grounds for fighting your sex crime charges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Consent: The issue of consent often comes up in cases of alleged date rape or spousal rape. Both sides agree that sexual contact took place, but the person accused of rape says he or she reasonably believed the other person consented to it.
  • Identity: In cases where someone is claiming to have been raped by a stranger, the victim or police may not have enough evidence to prove the identity of that person.
  • False accusations: Some sexual assault cases are based on false allegations. In many of these cases, a successful defense is based on the defense attorney showing that the accuser had a motive for falsely accusing the defendant and generally lacks credibility.

If you are convicted of sexual assault, you may be sentenced to jail time and lifetime sex offender registration under Megan’s Law. The consequences may be greater if you are convicted of committing this crime by force, using a weapon or kidnapping the accuser.

To fight these serious consequences, you need an aggressive defense lawyer working on your case. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney and am prepared to stand up for your rights. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss your charges.

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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.