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 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

 New Jersey White Collar Crimes Attorney – Atlantic City & Cape May Defense Lawyer


If you have been accused of a white collar crime, you could be facing not only jail time but also a criminal record that will place severe restrictions on the kinds of employment you will be able to get in the future. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City white collar crimes attorney representing clients in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood, Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties in South Jersey. If you have been accused of fraud, embezzlement or another white collar crime, contact me today for a free consultation.

Striving to Keep Your Criminal Record Clean

White collar crime is a general term for offenses that typically involve some level of business or financial deception. Most people charged with white collar crimes have clean records and little experience with the justice system. The following are some common white collar crimes:

  • Business fraud: If you have been accused of defrauding customers, defrauding businesses, writing bad checks or any other business fraud offense, I can help.
  • Embezzlement: I regularly defend clients who have been accused of stealing money and property from their employers and other organizations.
  • Computer crimes: I have the experience to carefully scrutinize evidence of theft and other offenses that police and prosecutors have gathered over the Internet.
  • Forgery and fake IDs: Whether you are accused of forging a signature or an identification card, you may be facing serious criminal consequences.
  • Identity theftWith the rise in identity theft, there has been a serious increase in penalties for stealing someone else’s identity.

I have been practicing criminal law in New Jersey for more than 30 years and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I have the experience to aggressively defend you against the serious consequences of white collar crime charges.

Time may be of the essence when it comes to conducting an independent investigation of the facts of your case. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your criminal defense options. I can be reached 24-hours a day, seven days a week for your urgent needs.

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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.