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

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.