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

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

Criminal Assault

A general definition for criminal assault is an act that threatens someone with physical harm. The word “threatens” is important because it highlights that physical harm does not need to result for it to be considered criminal assault. Now, criminal assault specifics can vary a bit from state to state, so a local criminal defense… Continue Reading

Basics of Criminal Law

Many who feel educated on criminal defense really only know what they have seen on television or in movies. And while television and movies do a good job of getting the story across, they do not touch on everything that would happen in a real life case. If you have been arrested and are facing… Continue Reading

Drug Distribution & Possession with Intent to Sell – Atlantic City & Cape May Criminal Defense Lawyer

Atlantic and Cape May Counties Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of drug distribution or possession with intent to distribute, you are probably wondering what happens next, how serious the charges are and what you can do to fight them. To get accurate answers, you need to talk to a criminal defense lawyer right away.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City drug distribution charges attorney specializing in serving clients in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged, don’t hesitate to contact my office for a free consultation. I have 30 years of criminal law experience.

Understanding the Potential Consequences of Your Charges

Drug distribution is a felony drug offense. If you are convicted of this crime, you are likely to receive a jail sentence, and your driver’s license will be suspended. Having a felony on your criminal record can also have major consequences for your employment, education and more.

The law in New Jersey says you may be convicted of possessing drugs with an intent to distribute based solely on the amount of drugs in your possession and the circumstances under which the drugs are found. This is so, even if there is no evidence of actual distribution.

This is called possession with intent to distribute, and a large percentage of drug distribution cases are prosecuted on this basis. The penalties can be much greater if you are convicted of possession with intent to distribute or distribution in a school zone or a public zone, a category that includes parks and beaches.

Carefully Investigating the Facts of Your Case

If you hire me to defend you, I will immediately begin looking for weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence. Depending on the exact facts of your case, it may be possible to cast doubt on whether the drugs were yours or whether you had the intent to distribute them.

It may also be possible to exclude evidence that the police obtained through an illegal search. I will explore every opportunity for getting you acquitted or getting your charges dismissed or reduced. To discuss your case with an experienced drug defense attorney,  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.