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 Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County Attorney

How Serious is a Sexual Assault Charge in New Jersey?

Sexual assault is an extremely serious criminal charge in New Jersey. If convicted, you could go to jail and end up on the sex offender registry. If you have been accused of rape, it is important to contact an attorney who is prepared to fully investigate all of your options.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City sexual assault defense lawyer with more than 30 years of criminal law experience. I offer free consultations, so don’t hesitate to contact me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case. I have offices in Cape May County and Atlantic County.

Identifying the Best Way to Fight Your Charges

In New Jersey, rape is legally known as sexual assault. If you hire me to represent you against allegations of sexual assault or the related crime of illegal sexual contact, I will explore all possible grounds for fighting your sex crime charges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Consent: The issue of consent often comes up in cases of alleged date rape or spousal rape. Both sides agree that sexual contact took place, but the person accused of rape says he or she reasonably believed the other person consented to it.
  • Identity: In cases where someone is claiming to have been raped by a stranger, the victim or police may not have enough evidence to prove the identity of that person.
  • False accusations: Some sexual assault cases are based on false allegations. In many of these cases, a successful defense is based on the defense attorney showing that the accuser had a motive for falsely accusing the defendant and generally lacks credibility.

If you are convicted of sexual assault, you may be sentenced to jail time and lifetime sex offender registration under Megan’s Law. The consequences may be greater if you are convicted of committing this crime by force, using a weapon or kidnapping the accuser.

To fight these serious consequences, you need an aggressive defense lawyer working on your case. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney and am prepared to stand up for your rights. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss your charges.

Free Consultation 24/7

Nights & Weekends

Free Consultation

Free Consultation

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.