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

Ocean County Criminal Lawyer

 

John Tumelty, Former Prosecutor

I am Ocean County criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty, and I represent persons charged with felony offenses in the Ocean County Courthouse complex. The Ocean County Superior Court is located at 118 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey 08754. The assignment judge for Ocean County is Vincent J. Grasso, J.S.C.

Ocean County is a county along the New Jersey shore. Toms River is the county seat. Ocean County is 50 miles east of Philadelphia and 70 miles south of New York City, making it a popular summer vacation spot, especially the beachfront towns of Long Beach Island and Seaside Heights.

Please visit the following links for additional information about the municipalities of Ocean County:

I am a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I have been practicing criminal law in and around Ocean County for 30 years as a defense attorney and former prosecutor. As a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney, I have successfully handled all types of criminal charges in Ocean County, including drug offenses, weapons offenses, assault, sex crimes, theft charges, resisting arrest and many others charges.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Ocean County, you need an experienced and skilled Ocean County criminal attorney. Please don’t hesitate to contact my criminal defense law firm immediately. As an experienced Ocean County attorney, I can move quickly in contacting the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office to have your case assigned to a pre-indictment court for an expeditious resolution. My goal at all times is to prevent your Ocean County criminal charges from resulting in a criminal record.

Call my office now for a free initial consultation at 609-390-4600.

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

See my recent criminal trial successes by visiting my 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.