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

3 Examples of Casino Theft in Atlantic City

What do you do when you visit Atlantic City? Visit the casinos, of course! Gambling is a fun time for people who do it responsibly. However, just like in other aspects of life, people try to cheat the casino system every day. Casino theft is a very serious crime that could lead you to fines… Continue Reading

The Right to Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Discovery

In the same way laws and penalties govern our people, there are rules in place that need to be adhered to once someone commits a crime. The justice system has procedures in place with rules that govern how to decide if an accused is guilty or not. One of the rules is that a person… Continue Reading

Criminal Indictment

You may have seen the word “indictment” a time or two before. You might have seen it as part of a front-page newspaper headline or on the local news, but do you actually know what an indictment is or what it means? Indictments Used for Federal Crimes An indictment is basically a formal accusation of… Continue Reading

Atlantic County Drug Court Programs Attorney & Cape May Criminal Defense Lawyer


In addition to the traditional court, the state of New Jersey also has a drug court program that is designed to rehabilitate individuals who are dealing with drug and alcohol problems. Drug court is a special probationary program that requires five years of drug and alcohol treatment, testing and recovery services. Participants in the program must maintain lawful employment, pass all drug tests and appear in court when required.At my firm, I, John W. Tumelty, have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood and across the state of New Jersey for more than 30 years. Since defendants who successfully complete the drug court program avoid jail time, I often recommend this option in situations where it is advantageous to my clients. I want my clients to get the help that they need and avoid incarceration whenever possible.

Learn more about all of the options available to you after a drug arrest. Contact me as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.

Atlantic County Drug Court Attorney

Drug court has helped to treat more than 3,000 people arrested for drug crimes in New Jersey and more than 1,000 of those people have graduated from the drug court program. By graduation, 90 percent of all drug court graduates are employed; a remarkable increase from the 24 percent of drug court participants who had a job when they entered the diversionary program.

Additionally, 95% of the drug tests administered to participants in the program have come back negative.

Any adult resident of New Jersey who is charged with criminal offenses and facing possible jail time may avoid jail if eligible for the local drug court program.

Learn if You Are Eligible for Drug Court in New Jersey

My firm provides experienced representation for people who have been arrested on drug charges in New Jersey. In drug court, as well as the criminal courts of Atlantic County and Cape May County, I know how to protect the rights of my clients.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case,  call me today 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.