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 Are the Stop and Frisk Laws in New Jersey?

Among the more controversial situations affecting the police and the public these days is confusion surrounding stop and frisk laws. Stop and frisk is a controversial move that has led to allegations of harassment and even racial profiling. Stop and frisk is a method used by police that allows an officer, with reasonable suspicion, to… Continue Reading

What is Sexting and When Does It Become a Crime?

Sexting is the act of sending or receiving nude or sexually explicit images or video through an electronic device such as a phone or computer. While largely attributed to teens and younger adults, the popularity and accessibility of electronic devices and smartphones has resulted in sexting even amongst older adults. Sexting is often consensual between… Continue Reading

Learn More About Attempted Murder Charges in New Jersey

Far and away the most severe crime a person could commit is murder. The act of taking someone’s life is punishable by some of the worst penalties legally possible. Murder is so serious, that even attempter murder holds high penalties and even jail time. Attempted murder is defined as a canceled or failed attempt to… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Burglary, Trespassing, Home & Car Invasion Defense Attorney – Atlantic & Cape May County

Representing Clients Accused of Breaking Into Houses and Cars

If you have been accused of burglarizing someone else’s home or vehicle, you could be facing serious criminal consequences, including imprisonment, fines, probation and a long-term criminal record. You need to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City burglary defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. From my offices in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, I represent clients throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.

Making Sure You Understand the Burglary Charges Against You

Legally, burglary means breaking into someone’s house or car for the purposes of committing a crime. Most people charged with burglary are accused of attempting some sort of theft, but technically, any criminal intent can be used as the basis for a burglary charge.

Many of my clients are accused of breaking into cars for the purposes of stealing stereos, cell phones, GPS devices, pocketbooks and other valuable items. Even if the prosecutors cannot prove that you actually stole anything, they may still be able to convict you of burglary.

Fighting to Keep a Burglary Conviction off Your Record

If you hire me to defend you against burglary charges, I will carefully investigate the facts of your case in order to determine whether there are any vulnerabilities in the prosecution’s evidence. If so, I have the experience to aggressively fight the charges against you.

You may also have other options for avoiding conviction, including pretrial intervention. I will go over all possible courses of action with you so you can make an informed decision about your case. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do about your burglary 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.