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

Atlantic City Child Pornography Defense Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County


A criminal charge for possession or distribution of child pornography can do major damage to your reputation, your relationships and your employment. If you have been charged with a child pornography offense, you need someone to take your side and protect your rights.I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City defense lawyer representing clients in Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, and other counties throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime or child pornography offense, contact me today at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation.

Aggressively Defending You Against Serious Consequences

Most child pornography charges are brought as a result of sting operations where police officers pose as people looking for illegal material. Increasingly, these operations take place online. The two most common child pornography charges are distribution and possession.

  • Distribution: This is a very serious charge. You can be charged with distribution if you allegedly shared child pornography with anyone else, even if you were not paid for it. If you are convicted, you are likely to receive significant jail time, and you will also be required to register as a sex offender for life under Megan’s Law.
  • Possession: Although the penalties for possession are less severe than those for distribution, it is still a serious charge that could result in jail and sex offender registration.

If you hire me to defend you against child pornography charges, I will immediately begin investigating whether the evidence against you was obtained through an illegal search and whether you have any valid defenses against the charges.

If you have been charged with child pornography possession or distribution, contact me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to protect your rights and aggressively defend you against these serious accusations.

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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.