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

New Jersey Sexual Assault Laws and Penalties

New Jersey Sexual Assault Laws and Penalties

Sexual assault refers to an attack on someone in a sexual way or manner. Legally, the exact definition of sexual assault can vary on a per state basis. Some states simply define sexual conduct without consent as rape, sexual battery, criminal sexual contact, or criminal sexual penetration. Other states may simply define sexual assault as… Continue Reading

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Sales of alcohol to minors as well as public possession of alcohol by minors are enforced by Minor in Possession laws also known as underaged drinking laws. The passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act (23 U.S.C.A. § 158) in 1984 required all states to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 years of… Continue Reading

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

Certain drugs and other materials that the federal government regulates are categorized as controlled substances. Many times possession or use of these drugs may not be illegal depending on the circumstances such as medical research or obtained through a legal prescription.  Although, if a substance or drug has absolutely no medical benefit, research purpose, or… Continue Reading

Atlantic County Criminal Lawyer & Former Prosecutor

Atlantic County Criminal Lawyer John W. Tumelty specializes in representing persons charged with criminal offenses in Atlantic County. Atlantic County has a total area of 671 square miles and includes Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Atlantic City has over 40 million visitors a year to the casino resort. The Atlantic City Police Department and New Jersey State Police file numerous criminal charges per year in Atlantic County. All felony charges filed in Atlantic County are forwarded to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition. Felony cases are heard in Atlantic County Superior Court located at 4997 Unami Boulevard, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330. Judge Michael Donio is the presiding judge of the criminal part in Atlantic County.

All misdemeanor charges, also known as disorderly persons offenses, filed in Atlantic County are handled in the various Atlantic County municipal courts. The misdemeanor handles in Atlantic County municipal courts include simple assault, disorderly conduct, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, criminal trespass, harassment, resisting arrest, obstruction, underage possession of alcohol, etc. The municipal courts in Atlantic County are Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena Vista Township, Buena, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township (Mays Landing), Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor City and Weymouth Township. Please visit the links below for additional information on the specific municipalities:

Atlantic County criminal attorney John W. Tumelty has an office in Atlantic County and appears in Court regularly in the Atlantic County courts. Mr. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Atlantic County for 30 years. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a former Atlantic County prosecutor. Mr. Tumelty has been designated a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. If you or a family member has been charged with a criminal offense in Atlantic County, please call me today at 609-390-4600 for an immediate consultation.

For more information about criminal defense, please see our Criminal Defense Overview.

See Mr. Tumelty’s recent criminal trial successes by visting our Recent Successes page.

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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.