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 Weapon Offenses Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County Defense Attorney

Atlantic City Gun Charges Attorney

Have you been charged with possession of a weapon in New Jersey? If so, you need a tough and experienced local criminal defense attorney. I am Attorney John W. Tumelty and I have practiced criminal law for 30 years. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. I am a former N.J. Deputy Attorney General (state prosecutor) and former Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor. I represent people throughout South Jersey who face a variety of weapons charges, such as:

  • Armed Robbery
  • Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Possession of a Gun for Unlawful Purposes

    Let a Former Prosecutor Help You Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

    I handle all types of weapons offenses including unlawful possession of guns and all types of guns, knives, blackjacks and all other types of weapons. I am a former state prosecutor and former Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor.  I know how a prosecutor builds a weapons offense case and I know how to take the case apart from a defense attorney’s perspective.  I have the required experience to do a forensic evaluation of your facts and layout a game plan for a winning defense.  I will meet with you face-to-face in my office to discuss all aspects of your case.  I will explain the legal process in clear and understandable terms.  I will personally be at your side throughout the entire legal process.

    DEFENDING GUNS AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

    Most guns and weapons are found as a result of a police search of a car, house, or personal belongings.  The key is whether the police officer had a legal right to conduct a search of your property.  The general law says that the police must have probable cause and a warrant in order to search your property.  There are, however, some exceptions to the warrant requirement.  If the police conducted a search without a warrant, they may have violated your constitutional rights resulting in an illegal search.  This may result in the weapon being suppressed and all charges dismissed.

    You may be eligible for New Jersey’s first-offender program which is called Pre-Trial Intervention. This may be a good option to avoid a criminal record. Pre-Trial Intervention is a diversionary program for first-offenders in New Jersey. It requires you to be under court supervision for a short period of time and remain law abiding. The charges will be dismissed at the end of the court supervision period.

    Contact

    I am available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Contact my office today for a free initial consultation 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.