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

Juvenile Shoplifting Defense Lawyer Atlantic & Cape May County


Has your young person been charged with juvenile shoplifting? While they are unlikely to face more serious consequences than restitution for a first offense, if they have been caught shoplifting before or the charge is accompanied by more serious charges such as burglary or theft, detention or even the possibility of the charges being heard in adult court become much more likely.

We know that for many parents there may be the temptation to let your child simply experience the full weight of their consequences if they have been charged with juvenile shoplifting. What parents need to remember is that ours is an adversarial justice system. That may mean that your child would face disproportionate or excessive consequences for what may be acting out as opposed to committing an offense with intent.

You need to ensure that your child’s rights are protected at every stage of the process. Having a skilled and experienced attorney there can help secure the best possible resolution to the situation.

Exceptional Criminal Defense From a Former Prosecutor With 25 Years of Experience

I am criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty. I have 30 years of experience in the practice of criminal law, both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. I have served in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the office of the Atlantic County Prosecutor. I am also a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I will work to ensure that your child’s case stays out of adult court and that their rights are respected.

Contact Cape May County Criminal Defense Lawyer John W. Tumelty

When your child is facing juvenile shoplifting charges, you need to ensure that their rights and their future receive the full protection they deserve. My decades of experience and the knowledge I have acquired both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney allow me to provide my clients with an exceptional defense to shoplifting charges in Atlantic City or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation call 609-390-4600.

I can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent needs.

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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.