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

New Jersey Sexual Assault Laws and Penalties

New Jersey Sexual Assault Laws and Penalties

Sexual assault refers to an attack on someone in a sexual way or manner. Legally, the exact definition of sexual assault can vary on a per state basis. Some states simply define sexual conduct without consent as rape, sexual battery, criminal sexual contact, or criminal sexual penetration. Other states may simply define sexual assault as… Continue Reading

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

Atlantic City Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer

Defending Against a Wide Range of Juvenile Charges

If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense, he or she could be facing serious penalties, including detention and probation. The prosecutors could even attempt to try your child as an adult, dramatically increasing the potential penalties he or she could receive.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City juvenile crimes defense lawyer representing minors throughout South Jersey who have been accused of juvenile delinquency. To schedule a free consultation, call me today at 609-390-4600. I have offices in Cape May County and Atlantic County.

Understanding the Juvenile Justice System

New Jersey’s system of juvenile courts is responsible for adjudicating the cases of minors who are accused of offenses that rise to the level of juvenile delinquency. Your child can be found delinquent if he or she is proven to have committed one of the following types of offenses that, for an adult, would be considered a crime or disorderly persons offense

Any time a juvenile is accused of any offense, his or her case will initially be heard in juvenile court. However, if a minor is accused of a very serious crime such as rape or homicide, the prosecutor may pursue a waiver from the juvenile court in order to try the child as an adult.

Taking the Right Steps to Avoid a Juvenile Record

Even if the prosecutor is not attempting to try your child as an adult, any juvenile charge is a serious matter that can result in penalties such as juvenile detention, community service and driver’s license suspension. A juvenile record can also have long-term negative consequences.

I have been practicing criminal and juvenile law for 30 years and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney and former prosecutor.

If you hire me to represent your child, I will carefully evaluate all of his or her options for avoiding a juvenile record, from directly attacking the charges to negotiating for a deferred disposition. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to help your child.

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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.