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

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Have you been accused of any type of theft allegation in New Jersey? If so, it’s important to realize how the distinction of the crime makes a difference in the type of penalties you might face. The most commonly charged theft crimes in New Jersey are petty theft and grand theft. Grand theft involves crimes… Continue Reading

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

No matter the type of crime that you have been accused of, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. The laws that determine whether you’ll be looking at felony or misdemeanor charges depend on the severity of the crime and two general classes outline the different types… Continue Reading

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon – Atlantic & Cape May County Defense Lawyer

Legalities of Convicted Felons Possessing Firearms or Ammunition

A person who has been convicted of a felony cannot legally possess a firearm or ammunition in the state of New Jersey. If you have been convicted of a felony and have been arrested for unlawful possession, it is important to know what you are facing and what potential consequences could happen upon conviction.

I am John W. Tumelty, and I have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City and across the state of New Jersey for more than 30 years. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney, and my law firm is devoted to defense in weapons offense cases, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as other weapons charges.

After an arrest, make the smart decision to speak with a lawyer about your criminal defense. Contact my firm by calling 609-390-4600.

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in South Jersey

Legal penalties for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon are serious and include mandatory state prison sentences and may result in a permanent criminal record. If you have been arrested, you need to know that you have rights and that there may be a defense for your charges. I also represent clients with armed robbery charges, carrying handguns without permitsand possession of firearms for unlawful purposes.

If your civil rights were violated during the search of your car, home or other property and evidence was seized illegally, I will hold the police accountable and help to preserve your constitutionally-guaranteed rights.

Let’s Discuss Your New Jersey Weapons Charge Today

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address the urgent needs of my clients. If you have been arrested and charged with a weapons charge in New Jersey, contact me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to defend you against the criminal 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.