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

New Jersey Sex Offender Registry

The Consequences of Registering As A Sex Offender

The penalties for a sex offense are all serious but the possibility of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life is a consequence that could forever alter what job opportunities you can receive, where you can choose to live and how you are treated by neighbors and friends who discover your name on the New Jersey sex offender registry.

New Jersey’s sex offender registry law treats convicted sex offenders harshly, and not surprisingly, many of our clients are more worried about appearing on the registry than they are about potential jail time. At my firm, I know that clients have good reason to worry given what they could be faced with after a conviction. I, John W. Tumelty, have both prosecuted and defended people arrested for sex crimes and other offenses in New Jersey for more than 30 years.

Do not panic after an arrest. You have rights and you have options. Learn more about the criminal process by speaking with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

New Jersey Sex Offender Registry

All convicted sex offenders in New Jersey who are subject to Megan’s Law are required to register for the rest of their lives on the sex offender registry. If the person convicted has only committed one offense, has not committed another offense for 15 years and can prove unlikely to threaten another person’s safety, it may be possible to ask for removal from the registry. Juvenile offenders, who were under age 14 at the time of the offense, may also request removal.

Other offenders, such as those convicted of aggravated sexual assault, may be permanently banned from removal from the registry.

Contact My Firm to Learn More About Your Legal Options

I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address the urgent needs of my clients who have been arrested for sex offenses in New Jersey. I can provide the experienced representation you need.

For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call me now at 609-390-4600.

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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.