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

Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit – Atlantic & Cape May County Criminal Defense


In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal to possess a handgun or a pistol without a license, permit or exemption that is properly issued under the law. This is true whether the person is a resident of New Jersey or is visiting from another state. Even a valid license in another state does not make it legal for someone to possess a handgun in New Jersey. You must have a New Jersey permit to carry a handgun.

The penalties for carrying a handgun without a permit are severe and may include a period of incarceration for between five and 10 years. I am John W. Tumelty, and knowing the laws regarding gun possession in the state, I understand how to build a proper criminal defense for my clients. I have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood, and across the state for more than 30 years.

When you are faced with serious charges and need to speak with an attorney, I invite you to call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case.

South Jersey Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit Charges

The possession of a handgun without a proper permit or license in New Jersey is considered a second-degree offense that often carries a prison term upon conviction. Additionally, a charge such as this is considered under the Graves Act, which states that a person is ineligible to get parole until a defined period of incarceration has been served.

With such serious potential penalties, it is critical to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact My Firm to Learn About Your Options

Contact me, John Tumelty, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 609-390-4600 if you have been arrested and charged with a weapons charge in New Jersey.

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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.