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

Criminal Indictment

You may have seen the word “indictment” a time or two before. You might have seen it as part of a front-page newspaper headline or on the local news, but do you actually know what an indictment is or what it means? Indictments Used for Federal Crimes An indictment is basically a formal accusation of… Continue Reading

Criminal Assault

A general definition for criminal assault is an act that threatens someone with physical harm. The word “threatens” is important because it highlights that physical harm does not need to result for it to be considered criminal assault. Now, criminal assault specifics can vary a bit from state to state, so a local criminal defense… Continue Reading

Basics of Criminal Law

Many who feel educated on criminal defense really only know what they have seen on television or in movies. And while television and movies do a good job of getting the story across, they do not touch on everything that would happen in a real life case. If you have been arrested and are facing… Continue Reading

Criminal Defense Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

30 Years of Criminal Law & DWI Experience in New Jersey

  • Former State Prosecutor – Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice
  • Former Assistant County Prosecutor – Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section
  • A New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • 30-years Criminal Law Experience as a Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor
  • Offices in Atlantic City and Ocean City Area

Phone:609-390-4600
Fax:609-390-0722
E-mail Me

South New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

I am a Criminal Defense attorney and I devote my entire practice to representing those charged with Criminal Offenses and DWI Charges.  I have been practicing Criminal Law in New Jersey for 28 years.  As a former state prosecutor, I investigated and prosecuted white collar felony crimes.  As a former assistant county prosecutor, I prosecuted major felony crimes including murder, attempted murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, and all types of drug crimes.

I left the county prosecutor’s office to begin my own criminal law practice in South Jersey.  I have successfully defended clients charged with all types of crimes including murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, fraud, official misconduct, theft, and all types of drug offenses and DWI.

I am a sole practitioner and I will personally be by your side during the entire case working toward an expeditious and favorable resolution for you. My goal is to get you through this without having a criminal record or on a DWI case, without losing your driver’s license.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • A NJ SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY SINCE 1995 – There are  approximately 45,000 attorneys in New Jersey. However, less than 2% are qualified as a certified trial attorney by the State Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1983

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. – 1983
  • Rider College, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    • B.S.-1979
    • Major: Accounting

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Jersey State Bar District Ethics Committee, 2004 – 2008

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a free consultation, you can call my office toll free at 609-390-4600 or send me an e-mail .

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Nights & Weekends

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Office Locations

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
539 S Shore Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
609.390.4600
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
3318 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.385.4221
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
100 E Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.277.2786
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
822 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Office Locations

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
539 S Shore Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
609.390.4600
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
3318 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.385.4221
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
100 E Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.277.2786
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
822 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
609.277.2786

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.