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 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.