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

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

It is important to know what it means to get your probation reinstated. Getting your probation reinstated means that you have violated your probation in some way, to begin with, and you are now looking to stay on probation after receiving your charge rather than going back to jail. A new violation can be issued for… Continue Reading

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

Yes, lying can actually be against the law. In most scenarios, liars are nothing more than people who avoid problems by not telling the truth, leading other people to simply lose respect for the liar. But in some cases, it can be far worse. There are times when lying can actually be against the law,… Continue Reading

Failure to Report a Crime

Failure to Report a Crime

  In most states, it is legal to simply not report a crime, but there are some exceptions. In some cases, there are states, like Texas, that make it mandatory to report higher offense crimes. Failure to do so could lead to a misdemeanor. In a state like Ohio, it is illegal to not report… Continue Reading

Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit – Atlantic & Cape May County Criminal Defense


In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal to possess a handgun or a pistol without a license, permit or exemption that is properly issued under the law. This is true whether the person is a resident of New Jersey or is visiting from another state. Even a valid license in another state does not make it legal for someone to possess a handgun in New Jersey. You must have a New Jersey permit to carry a handgun.

The penalties for carrying a handgun without a permit are severe and may include a period of incarceration for between five and 10 years. I am John W. Tumelty, and knowing the laws regarding gun possession in the state, I understand how to build a proper criminal defense for my clients. I have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood, and across the state for more than 30 years.

When you are faced with serious charges and need to speak with an attorney, I invite you to call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case.

South Jersey Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit Charges

The possession of a handgun without a proper permit or license in New Jersey is considered a second-degree offense that often carries a prison term upon conviction. Additionally, a charge such as this is considered under the Graves Act, which states that a person is ineligible to get parole until a defined period of incarceration has been served.

With such serious potential penalties, it is critical to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact My Firm to Learn About Your Options

Contact me, John Tumelty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 609-390-4600 if you have been arrested and charged with a weapons charge in New Jersey.

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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.