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

Cape May County Criminal Lawyer

Cape May County criminal lawyer, John W. Tumelty specializes in representing persons charged with criminal offenses in Cape May County. Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey and lies on a peninsula that juts into Delaware Bay. Cape May County is known for its tourism due to its beaches and location between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer season, tourist often out number locals 9 to 1. There are several beautiful beaches and resort towns in Cape May County.

All felony charges filed in Cape May County are sent to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition. Felony cases are heard in Cape May County Superior Court which is located at 9 N. Main Street, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210.

All misdemeanor charges, also known as disorderly persons offenses, filed in Cape May County are handled in the local municipal courts. These criminal offenses include possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, disorderly conduct, criminal harassment, criminal trespass, shoplifting, resisting arrest, obstructing the police, etc. The municipal courts in Cape May County are Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Lower Township, Middle Township, Upper Township, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, West Cape May and Woodbine. For additional information please visits the municipalities below:

Criminal attorney John W. Tumelty is a Cape May County native and has an office in the Ocean City area. Mr. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law as a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney for 30 years. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a former assistant Atlantic County prosecutor.  He 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 Cape May County, please contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty for an immediately consultation. Call now at 609-390-4600.

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

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.