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

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Sales of alcohol to minors as well as public possession of alcohol by minors are enforced by Minor in Possession laws also known as underaged drinking laws. The passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act (23 U.S.C.A. § 158) in 1984 required all states to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 years of… Continue Reading

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

Certain drugs and other materials that the federal government regulates are categorized as controlled substances. Many times possession or use of these drugs may not be illegal depending on the circumstances such as medical research or obtained through a legal prescription.  Although, if a substance or drug has absolutely no medical benefit, research purpose, or… Continue Reading

Inmate Court Appearances

Inmate Court Appearances

For someone who has already been accused of a crime and is in prison or jail already, you may be curious about appearing in court. It is not always easy for someone who has been convicted or being held in custody to know when they will next have to show up at a court hearing.… Continue Reading

Atlantic City Drug Possession Attorney Defending Clients in Atlantic, Ocean & Cape May County

Atlantic and Cape May County Simple Possession Charges Lawyer

If you have been charged with drug possession, you could be facing probation, a suspended driver’s license, a lifetime criminal record and possibly even a jail sentence. An experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you avoid or reduce these serious drug consequences.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City drug possession attorney representing clients in Atlantic County, Cape May County and throughout South Jersey. I have 30 years of experience in criminal law, and I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. Contact me today for a free consultation at 609-390-4600.

Defending Against Charges Involving Illegal and Prescription Drugs

You can be convicted of possession of a controlled substance if drugs were found on your person or if prosecutors can prove you had possession of drugs that were found in your home, your car or elsewhere. Controlled substances are categorized into two general groups:

  • Illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, Ecstasy, Rohypnol, etc.): It is illegal to possess any of these drugs without a license from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Prescription drugs (OxyContin, Percocet, Xanax, etc.): It is only legal to possess these drugs with a valid prescription. Obtaining them by fraud may carry additional penalties.

If you are convicted of drug possession, your penalties will depend on the amount of the drug involved and the schedule it has been assigned by the DEA. If you have been found with a large amount of drugs, you may find yourself charged with possession with intent to distribute.

Aggressively Seeking Out All Possible Criminal Defense Options

If you hire me to represent you on your unlawful possession of drugs case, I will take immediate action to investigate the facts and build a successful defense against the charges. I will carefully review the lawfulness of the police officers’ search and seizure of the evidence and look for a legal basis to get the evidence suppressed.

If you do not have a prior record, entering into a pretrial intervention program may also help you avoid a criminal conviction. I am experienced at helping clients identify and pursue all of their options. Call me today at 609-390-4600  to discuss your drug possession 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.