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



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



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.

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Criminal Lawyer in Atlantic City



Experienced Atlantic County Criminal Defense Attorney & Former Prosecutor Protects Your Rights & Fights Your Criminal Charges

If you are charged and found guilty of committing a crime — such as homicide, gun possession, aggravated assault, theft, drug possession, drug distribution, or a white collar crime — your reputation, your livelihood, and your freedom are at stake.

Don’t allow one bad decision to guide your course of action if you are facing criminal charges in Atlantic City or anywhere in South Jersey. The best decision you can make for yourself now is to hire a criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge, experience and resources to fight your charges. Call the Atlantic City Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today for experienced representation against your NJ criminal charges. Mr. Tumelty is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Law Attorney.

Former NJ State Prosecutor Defends a Wide Variety of Criminal Charges in Atlantic County & Cape May County

John W. Tumelty is a criminal defense attorney who is committed not only to successfully representing his clients, but to doing so honestly and ethically. His firm is highly respected by other legal professionals in South Jersey, as well as by countless clients who consistently refer his firm. Mr. Tumelty has served on the New Jersey Bar District Ethics Committee and is both a former State Prosecutor and a former Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor. He is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney who has successfully represented clients in many high-profile criminal cases in South Jersey, including Atlantic County and Cape May County.

His history of successfully winning “not guilty” verdicts for clients speaks for itself. If you or someone you know is facing any of the following criminal charges in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty right away to schedule a free consultation about your case.

Speak with an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Serves Clients in Atlantic County and Cape May County

As the founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, Mr. Tumelty prioritizes each and every client’s case. He is sensitive to clients’ reputations and works tirelessly to guard their interests and reputations while defending their charges. Your future is too important to leave to chance. Hiring the wrong lawyer – or choosing to represent yourself – for your criminal matter is a mistake that may haunt you for the rest of your life. Whether you’ve been arrested and charged with a criminal offense or are a suspect in a law enforcement investigation or grand jury proceeding, you need a tough, aggressive, and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today for assistance with your criminal case. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Tumelty brings years of experience trying criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom. He knows how prosecutors evaluate a criminal case and prepare a case for court. He will put that knowledge and experience to work for you as he examines the facts of your case and crafts an effective trial strategy in an effort to beat your criminal charges.

Call the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty to Meet with an Experienced Defense Attorney

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Atlantic City, NJ, you want a South Jersey attorney with local experience. John W. Tumelty appears in municipal and superior courts in Atlantic County and Cape May County virtually every day. He works day in and day out with all of the prosecutors and judges in municipal courts throughout South Jersey. In a world where “who you know” is critically important, Mr. Tumelty’s vast experience representing Atlantic City clients consistently yields considerable success at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

If you are in need of criminal defense or DUI defense, contact an Atlantic City Criminal attorney with years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Call the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today or fill out our convenient contact form to request a consultation right away.


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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.