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

Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County Criminal Attorney

Unsure What to do Next With a Marijuana Possession Charge?

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, you may not be sure what to do next to protect your rights. If your child has been arrested, you are probably concerned about his or her future. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you get answers right away.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic County, Atlantic City and Cape May County marijuana possession defense lawyer with more than 30 years of criminal law experience. I aggressively and successfully defend clients throughout South Jersey against drug charges. For a free consultation about your case, contact my office today.

Building a Defense Based on the Unique Facts of Your Case

Simple possession of marijuana is one of the most common criminal charges in New Jersey. I frequently represent both local residents and visitors to the Jersey Shore who have been arrested for marijuana possession in circumstances such as the following:

  • A police officer pulled you over for speeding or another traffic offense and then searched your car after seeing apparent drug paraphernalia or claiming to smell marijuana.
  • The police responded to a noise complaint about a party you were attending, believed they detected signs of drug use, and conducted a search.
  • Your home or business was searched as part of an investigation of another crime, and the police claim to have found marijuana or paraphernalia in the building.

In all of these types of circumstances, the police cannot conduct a warrantless search without probable cause. If the evidence against you was obtained illegally, it may be possible to get it thrown out, which may result in your charges being dismissed.

If you hire me to represent you, I will fully investigate the facts of your case to determine whether I can get the charges dismissed or whether you have any valid defenses. If you’ve been charged with marijuana possession, don’t hesitate to call me at 609-390-4600 to discuss your options.

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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.