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

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

Inmate Court Appearances

Inmate Court Appearances

For someone who has already been accused of a crime and is in prison or jail already, you may be curious about appearing in court. It is not always easy for someone who has been convicted or being held in custody to know when they will next have to show up at a court hearing.… Continue Reading

What To Do in the Days Following Your NJ Arrest

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in South Jersey, it is important for you to know what to do in the days following your arrest. Whether this is the first time that you have been in trouble with the law, or you have a prior arrest record in New Jersey, the consequences can be confusing and frightening. Hiring the right defense lawyer may be the most important decision you will make.I am John W. Tumelty, and I have practiced criminal law in Atlantic City and across the state of New Jersey for more than 25 years. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney, and my law firm is devoted to defense in criminal cases, including DUIs, drug charges and other serious offenses.

Do not panic after an arrest. Instead, talk with me as soon as possible about building a rock-solid defense to achieve a dismissal or a not-guilty verdict.

Understand What to Do in the Days Following Your Arrest

After you have been arrested, you need to know that you have rights. Police have to respect those rights and cannot infringe upon them during the search, the arrest and the gathering of evidence. As a former prosecutor, I know what police can and cannot do during questioning, during any search and seizure and during other parts of the arrest process.

In the days following your arrest, do not talk with your friends and family about the details of your arrest. Don’t post things on Facebook or Twitter, and don’t post articles to a blog relating to your criminal charges. Rely on our firm to protect you and to help you and your family deal with the charges you are facing.

Contact Me 24/7 for a Free Consultation

For clients who reside in South Jersey and clients who have been arrested while visiting the area, my firm can provide experienced representation. In the criminal courts of Atlantic County and Cape May County, I deal with prosecutors and judges on a regular basis.

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

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Nights & Weekends

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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.