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 City Vehicular Manslaughter Defense Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County

 

Vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter are crimes that are punished heavily in the state of New Jersey, and when alcohol is involved, the penalties may be significantly increased. Upon conviction, it may be possible to spend years in prison and pay thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been charged with vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter or another assault related crime, you need a tough and experienced defense lawyer on your side.

I am a former New Jersey deputy attorney general and former Atlantic County assistant prosecutor. Now that I focus my practice exclusively to criminal defense, I have helped clients charged with a wide range of offenses in Atlantic City, Ocean City, Avalon, Sea Isle, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Atlantic, Cape May County and throughout the state of New Jersey, including vehicular homicide and vehicular assault involving drunk driving. I understand what you are faced with and will build a strong case to protect your rights.After an arrest, the most important step to take is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact my office to speak with me about your circumstances.

Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Homicide Involving Drugs or Alcohol

When an injury occurs because a person was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the severity of any charge increases considerably and may elevate up to felony charges. If you have caused an accident by driving under the influence, and seriously injured another person as a result, you will likely face charges for vehicular assault.

If the accident was fatal for another driver or passenger, you may be charged with vehicular homicide. This is also a serious felony offense that carries strict penalties, including prison time, upon a conviction.

Criminal Defense for Vehicular Assault or Manslaughter & Other Crimes

If someone was injured or killed as the result of an accident in which you were alleged to have been involved, you need experienced criminal defense now. In the criminal courts of Atlantic County and Cape May County, I have successfully handled a wide range of criminal cases for my clients involving drunk driving accidents with bodily injury.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact me now at 609-390-4600.

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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.