Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.345.3300

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

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Top 4 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

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Should You Go to Trial?

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Atlantic County Criminal Lawyer

Aggressive, Experienced Attorney Defends Clients in Facing Serious Criminal Charges in Atlantic County, New Jersey

New Jersey law enforcement officials take crime extremely seriously. If you are suspected of committing a crime, whether at a casino in Atlantic City or anywhere else in Atlantic County, NJ, you will be facing severe charges that include stiff fines, a criminal record and possible significant time behind bars.

You need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who not only knows New Jersey criminal statutes but who will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and freedom. Former state prosecutor John W. Tumelty has been successfully using his experience and knowledge for more than 30 years defending clients charged with crimes in Atlantic County, including Galloway Township and Somers Point, and throughout South Jersey. Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today to reserve your free consultation with a defense lawyer who will go to the mat defending you against your charges.

Former State Prosecutor Vigorously Protects the Rights of Clients Charged with Crimes in Atlantic County and across South Jersey

Experience matters, as does who you know. John W. Tumelty understands how prosecutors in Cape May, Ocean and Atlantic counties build their cases and he will put that experience to work defending you. He offers free consultations for anyone facing any of the following criminal charges in Atlantic County, NJ:

  • Drug charges, whether heroin, marijuana, cocaine, including simple possession or possession with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia or possession of illegal prescription medications
  • Juvenile defense including possession of a fake ID, drug possession, shoplifting, possession of a fake ID and underage drinking
  • Casino crimes, including underage gambling, casino theft, cheating scams, assaults, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass in casino hotels
  • DWI charges and traffic violations including DUI/drugs, breath test refusal, speeding and reckless driving
  • Sex crimes including prostitution, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, child pornography and sexting as well as Megan’s Law issues
  • Assault: aggravated assault, fighting offenses, simple assault and vehicular assault
  • Theft and fraud offenses, including burglary, shoplifting,robbery, check fraud, credit card fraud and receiving stolen property.
  • Gun and other weapons offenses: Unlawful possession of many different kinds of weapons, including handguns, BB guns, Airsoft guns and paintball guns
  • White collar crimes: computer crimes, embezzlement, forgery, ID Theft and business fraud
  • Domestic violence: restraining order defense spousal abuse, harassment, stalking and harassment

Facing Criminal Charges in Atlantic County, NJ? Successful Defense Lawyer Fights for You

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Atlantic City, we understand you may be scared and overwhelmed. After all, your job, your reputation and even your freedom are at stake. Don’t trust your case to just any criminal defense lawyer. You need to contact an attorney who will leave no stone unturned as he builds your defense strategy. Mr. Tumelty will seek to discredit witness accounts and any evidence against you. He will investigate your case to see if the police made any mistakes or to determine if your constitutional rights were violated.

You aren’t alone. Mr. Tumelty will answer your questions, explain your charges and your rights and will get to work defending you against your serious charges including murder, drug or weapons crimes, sexual assault, theft and more. Contact our offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point or Marmora, NJ, today to schedule for free consultation with a defense lawyer you can trust.

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Atlantic County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1616 PACIFIC AVENUE, SUITE 318
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.385.4010

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1555 ZION ROAD, SUITE 203
NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225

609.435.1435

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786 Get Directions

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.