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

Got A Protection Order Against You? Here Is What You Need to Know

Having a protection order established by the court by an alleged victim can have significant consequences for the person named in the order. Violating this order could prove problematic for any criminal case as well as any civil cases that could be pending at the same time, such as a contested child custody issue. How… Continue Reading

Arson Charges and Their Associated Degrees

Arson has a number of different types of degrees assessed with the severity of the crime and the facts of the specific circumstance will dictate which type of charge you may be facing. In general, arson refers to the willful, intentional or active burning of a building or other structure. You may also be accused… Continue Reading

Illegal Search Defense Lawyer Protecting Client Rights in Atlantic & Cape May County

Atlantic County Attorney for Searches Without a Warrant

The U.S. Constitution protects all of us from unreasonable searches and seizures. Whether a particular search was constitutional is a common issue in criminal cases because, generally, evidence that the police obtained illegally cannot be used to prosecute someone for a crime.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Jersey Shore illegal search defense lawyer representing clients from Atlantic City to Cape May. If you have been charged with a drug crime on the basis of evidence obtained in a search of your home, car or person, contact me for a free consultation.

It May Be Possible to Get Your Charges Dismissed.

Police officers obtain much of the evidence that is used in drug cases and other criminal cases by searching people’s homes, businesses, vehicles, pocketbooks and clothing. Under the constitution, a search has to meet certain criteria in order to be considered legal.

  • Search warrant: The law in New Jersey says that the police may not search your car, home, or personal belongings unless they have a search warrant issued by a judge. There are, however, certain limited exceptions to the search warrant requirement.
  • Probable cause: The police may not obtain a search warrant without probable cause. The police may not otherwise search your car, house, clothing or personal belongings without the requisite probable cause to believe you have committed a crime or are in possession of contraband.
  • Consent: The police cannot claim you consented to a search that would otherwise have been illegal unless you were informed of your rights and signed a written consent form.

Whether you were searched based on the observations of a police officer, the testimony of an informant, or random surveillance, I will carefully investigate the facts of your case in order to determine whether I can get your charges dismissed on the basis of an illegal search.

With 30 years of criminal law experience, call me today at 609-390-4600 to learn more about what I can do to protect your constitutional rights and aggressively defend you against serious criminal 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.