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

What Qualifies as An Arrest?

What Qualifies as An Arrest?

Understanding whether or not a police officer has placed you under arrest is critically important for identifying your rights. Anyone accused of a crime still maintains basic rights that cannot be violated by an officer, even when that officer suspects that that person is guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony. Continue Reading

Atlantic City Criminal Contempt Attorney Helping Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County

Accused of a Restraining Order Violation?

If you have been accused of violating a temporary or permanent restraining order in Atlantic City, you could end up getting charged with criminal contempt. An experienced attorney may give you your best chance of avoiding a jail sentence on this serious charge.

I am John W. Tumelty, a South Jersey criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of criminal law experience. If you’ve been charged with criminal contempt, contact me today for a free consultation. I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County.

Exploring All Possible Options for Keeping You Out of Jail

In New Jersey, the courts can grant restraining orders based on allegations of domestic violence. While getting a restraining order put on you does not mean you have been convicted of a crime, violating the order is considered contempt of court, a criminal offense.

Once someone has a restraining order against you, you can get arrested if that person accuses you of making contact or going to a residence that you have been barred from.

New Jersey takes criminal contempt charges very seriously. If you are convicted, you are likely to get a jail sentence, though there are some exceptions. If you already have a conviction on your record, a second conviction carries mandatory jail time.

If you have been charged with criminal contempt based on a false accusation, a misunderstanding or any other incident, don’t hesitate to call me at 609-390-4600,  to discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you from the charges. I serve clients all across Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Cape May County and beyond.

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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.