Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

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

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Have you been accused of any type of theft allegation in New Jersey? If so, it’s important to realize how the distinction of the crime makes a difference in the type of penalties you might face. The most commonly charged theft crimes in New Jersey are petty theft and grand theft. Grand theft involves crimes… Continue Reading

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

No matter the type of crime that you have been accused of, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. The laws that determine whether you’ll be looking at felony or misdemeanor charges depend on the severity of the crime and two general classes outline the different types… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Theft, Property, & Shoplifting Defense Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County

Have You Been Charged with Theft of Money or Property?

Have you been accused of stealing someone else’s money or property? If so, you may find yourself charged with theft or another property crime. If you are convicted, you could face serious consequences, including jail time, fines and probation as well as a criminal record.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City theft charges defense attorney representing clients throughout South Jersey. If you have been charged with any type of theft crime, don’t hesitate to contact me at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation. I have offices in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Aggressively Defending You Against Accusations of Stealing

In New Jersey, most property crimes come under the heading of theft. State law defines several different types of theft, including unlawful taking, theft by deception, theft by extortion and theft of services. The following are some major categories of theft and property crimes:

  • Shoplifting: Theft from a retail store is one of the most common property crimes and can carry serious consequences, especially for someone with a prior record.
  • Burglary: If you have been accused of invading a home or car for the purposes of committing theft or any other crime, you could be charged with burglary.
  • White collar crimes: Charges such as fraud, embezzlement and forgery may be considered types of theft or may be brought in conjunction with theft charges.

If you have been charged with theft, you could be facing major penalties, depending on the value of the money or property you are accused of stealing. Certain types of theft — such as theft of automobiles, illegal drugs and government benefits — carry particularly high penalties.

I have 30 years of criminal law experience and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. If you have been arrested for theft, you can count on me to provide an aggressive defense. Call me today to discuss your case 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.