Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

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Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

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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

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.