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

Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Hit & Run Attorney Serving Atlantic & Cape May County

How To Handle Being Charged with Leaving An Accident Scene

Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious matter in New Jersey. Traffic laws are designed to encourage responsible motor vehicle operation; this includes remaining at the scene of an accident. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences which can include:

  • Mandatory driver’s license suspension
  • Fines
  • Jail

To successfully prosecute this charge against someone, the government must prove a number of points including:

  • That it was you who was operating the vehicle
  • That you knew or should have known that an accident occurred

Someone else may have been operating your motor vehicle at the time of the accident. Also, very minor accidents can happen without the driver noticing, for example, while backing up in a parking lot.

Exceptional Criminal Defense From a Former Prosecutor With More Than 30 Years of Experience

I am criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty. I will make the state fight to prove every point they need to prove for a successful case. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I have also prosecuted cases in the New Jersey Attorney General’s office and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s office.

I rely on my experience as a prosecutor to help me understand how your case will be handled by the other side. That perspective on how a prosecutor may approach a case can be invaluable to securing the best possible resolution to your case.

Contact Atlantic County Accident Lawyer John W. Tumelty

When you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, you need to ensure that your rights receive the full protection they deserve. My decades of experience and the knowledge I have acquired both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney allow me to provide my clients with an exceptional defense against traffic violations in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood, or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation with defense attorney John Tumelty call 609-390-4600 today.

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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.