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

Murder, Homicice, & Manslaughter Defense Lawyer Serving Atlantic, Ocean, & Cape May County


Homicide is the most serious criminal charge addressed through the New Jersey justice system. If you have been accused of murder, manslaughter or any other homicide charge, you need an aggressive and experienced defense attorney on your side as soon as possible.I am John W. Tumelty, a Jersey Shore murder defense lawyer representing clients from Atlantic City to Cape May. If you have been charged with homicide, you need sound legal advice.  Call me today at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation to discuss your case. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Aggressively Defending You and Protecting Your Rights

If you have been charged with vehicular homicide, aggravated manslaughter, first-degree murder or any other criminal homicide offense, you need an aggressive defense attorney who is fully prepared to take any or all of the following actions on your behalf:

  • Conduct an independent investigation of the facts
  • Make motions to suppress illegally gathered evidence
  • Meticulously prepare every aspect of your case for trial
  • Intelligently cross-examine prosecution witnesses

I am a former prosecutor, have been practicing criminal law for 30 years, and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I am in court in Atlantic County, Cape May County and other South Jersey counties virtually every day.

When you are facing homicide charges, you cannot afford to take any chances. You need to quickly hire a lawyer who has what it takes to protect your rights. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to learn what I can do to defend you against murder or manslaughter accusations.

I can be reached 24-hours a day, seven days a week for your 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.