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

Search and Seizure of Cars, Trucks, & Motorcycles – Atlantic & Cape May County

Consequences of Possessing Drugs While Operating a Vehicle

Was your car seized after the police searched your car and found drugs or drug paraphernalia? Have you requested the return of your car and been denied? Are you also facing criminal charges for drug possession?

Individuals who have been charged with possessing drugs while operating a motor vehicle face numerous criminal and administrative consequences, including jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension and car seizure. Each of these consequences results in its own separate hearing with its own timeline. It can be easy to get lost in the midst of everything.

I am criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. As a skilled defense lawyer with state and county prosecutorial experience, I have the insight into how these hearings are handled and what it takes to create a strong case in my client’s favor. When it comes to requesting the return of seized property, I know how to expedite the hearing request process and what to emphasize during the administrative hearing.

The Administrative Hearing

While you can attend the hearing without counsel, it is best to be represented by an attorney, as administrative hearings take on the form and function of a trial. During the hearing, it is up to the police to show that the car was used during the commission of a drug crime, and that it must be kept in police custody for public safety purposes. They must show that there was probable cause to search your car and then seize it.

Once the police have presented their side of the story, you then have the opportunity to challenge their arguments, present evidence and testify. It is at this time that you must be careful about what you say and how you frame the evidence you admit.

Contact Criminal Defense Lawyer John W. Tumelty

Seek out experienced defense representation for your seized car hearing. With 30 years of experience on both sides of the courtroom, I am able to provide an exceptional criminal defense to anyone facing criminal and administrative consequences in Southern New Jersey. Whether you live in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood or were just driving through, I can help. Contact me today at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation 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.