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

What To Do in the Days Following Your NJ Arrest

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in South Jersey, it is important for you to know what to do in the days following your arrest. Whether this is the first time that you have been in trouble with the law, or you have a prior arrest record in New Jersey, the consequences can be confusing and frightening. Hiring the right defense lawyer may be the most important decision you will make.I am John W. Tumelty, and I have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City and across the state of New Jersey for more than 25 years. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney, and my law firm is devoted to defense in criminal cases, including DUIs, drug charges and other serious offenses.

Do not panic after an arrest. Instead, talk with me as soon as possible about building a rock-solid defense to achieve a dismissal or a not-guilty verdict.

Understand What to Do in the Days Following Your Arrest

After you have been arrested, you need to know that you have rights. Police have to respect those rights and cannot infringe upon them during the search, the arrest and the gathering of evidence. As a former prosecutor, I know what police can and cannot do during questioning, during any search and seizure and during other parts of the arrest process.

In the days following your arrest, do not talk with your friends and family about the details of your arrest. Don’t post things on Facebook or Twitter, and don’t post articles to a blog relating to your criminal charges. Rely on our firm to protect you and to help you and your family deal with the charges you are facing.

Contact Me 24/7 for a Free Consultation

For clients who reside in South Jersey and clients who have been arrested while visiting the area, my firm can provide experienced representation. In the criminal courts of Atlantic County and Cape May County, I deal with prosecutors and judges on a regular basis.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call me today 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.