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

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

Inmate Court Appearances

Inmate Court Appearances

For someone who has already been accused of a crime and is in prison or jail already, you may be curious about appearing in court. It is not always easy for someone who has been convicted or being held in custody to know when they will next have to show up at a court hearing.… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Drug Charges Lawyer & Cape May County Drug Defense Attorney

What to do When Charged with a Drug Offense in New Jersey

If you have been charged with a drug offense in New Jersey, hiring the right defense attorney may be the most important decision you make. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the local system and can successfully represent you and aggressively protect your rights.  I have 30 years of experience with the following:

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City drug charges lawyer who specializes in representing people charged with these offenses in Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties in South Jersey. Don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation to discuss your charges. I regularly assist clients with drug cases involving the following:

  • Distribution and possession with intent: If you’ve been accused of intent to distribute or actual sale and distribution of drugs, you could be facing very serious consequences.
  • Drug manufacturing: In New Jersey, growing or producing illegal drugs can get you in serious trouble, especially if you are accused of manufacturing for eventual distribution.
  • Simple possession: If you’ve been charged with drug possession, you may be facing jail time, criminal record consequences and driver’s license suspension.
  • Marijuana possession: Simple possession of marijuana is the single most common drug charge and is often brought in conjunction with drug paraphernalia charges.
  • Searches without a warrant: The police need to meet certain conditions before they can search a car, home or business without a warrant or consent.
  • Prescription fraud: If you’ve been charged with obtaining prescription medication by fraud, you could be facing significant jail time and other consequences.
  • Drug conspiracy charges: Even if you are not accused of actually committing a drug offense, you could be charged with being part of a drug conspiracy.
  • School zone and public zone offenses: Any drug offense committed near a school or in a public area such as a park or beach can result in much higher penalties.

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address my clients’ urgent needs. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to defend you against drug charges.

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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.