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

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.