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New Jersey Criminal Defense and DUI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts.

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Former State Prosecutor and Criminal Trial Attorney

Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

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Local Atlantic City Attorney Defending and Protecting Your Rights

Getting arrested and charged for a criminal offense under any circumstances is an upsetting and intimidating experience. Getting arrested away from home can be even more intimidating. If you have been charged with a crime while visiting the Jersey Shore area, you need a local criminal defense attorney to aggressively defend you and protect your rights.

I am John W. Tumelty, and I am a criminal defense attorney with over 30 years of criminal law experience in South Jersey. If you have been arrested in South Jersey and are looking for a criminal defense attorney in Cape May County or Atlantic County for local legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.

Hire a Local Attorney to Protect Your Rights

Due to the Jersey Shore’s popularity as a vacation spot, I represent many clients who have been arrested while visiting from Pennsylvania and other states. Hiring a local criminal defense attorney who is experienced and familiar with the local prosecutors and judges can make a critical difference in achieving a successful outcome.

100 percent of my law practice is devoted to criminal defense. I am a former state prosecutor and assistant county prosecutor with over 30 years of criminal law experience. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney.

Whether you have a second home in South Jersey or were just visiting when you were arrested, local charges can have serious consequences. Even if you are not facing jail time, you could end up with a criminal record or driver’s license consequences in your home state.

Will You Have to Appear in Court in South Jersey?

One concern that many people from outside the region have is whether they will need to travel to South Jersey for court appearances. Depending on the facts of your case, this may be necessary, but there may be things I can do to minimize the need for your presence.

If you have any questions about criminal charges in Atlantic County, Cape May County or any other South Jersey county, don’t hesitate to call me at 609-390-4600. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I offer free consultations to discuss your charges.

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