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 Burglary, Trespassing, Home & Car Invasion Defense Attorney – Atlantic & Cape May County

Representing Clients Accused of Breaking Into Houses and Cars

If you have been accused of burglarizing someone else’s home or vehicle, you could be facing serious criminal consequences, including imprisonment, fines, probation and a long-term criminal record. You need to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City burglary defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. From my offices in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, I represent clients throughout South Jersey. If you’ve been charged, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.

Making Sure You Understand the Burglary Charges Against You

Legally, burglary means breaking into someone’s house or car for the purposes of committing a crime. Most people charged with burglary are accused of attempting some sort of theft, but technically, any criminal intent can be used as the basis for a burglary charge.

Many of my clients are accused of breaking into cars for the purposes of stealing stereos, cell phones, GPS devices, pocketbooks and other valuable items. Even if the prosecutors cannot prove that you actually stole anything, they may still be able to convict you of burglary.

Fighting to Keep a Burglary Conviction off Your Record

If you hire me to defend you against burglary charges, I will carefully investigate the facts of your case in order to determine whether there are any vulnerabilities in the prosecution’s evidence. If so, I have the experience to aggressively fight the charges against you.

You may also have other options for avoiding conviction, including pretrial intervention. I will go over all possible courses of action with you so you can make an informed decision about your case. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do about your burglary charges.

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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.