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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Cyberbullying Laws in New Jersey

As technology evolves, so do outlets for abusive, ugly behavior. It follows that the latest cause for concern around the country is the age of cyberbullying. Unlike physical bullying, cyberbullying often involves psychological harassment that can scar a person on the receiving end for years. Cyberbullying using an electronic format to make threats to cause…Continue Reading

How Social Media Can Potentially Hurt Your Case

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What Happens if You Aren’t Read Your Rights When Arrested?

An arrest can be a chaotic situation. But no matter how busy or convoluted it can get, law enforcement has guidelines they need to follow. Among those guidelines are reading a person their rights. There is a common misconception that says if a person isn’t read their rights, their entire case gets thrown out or…Continue Reading

Wildwood Criminal Attorney

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer Protects Juvenile Charges with Serious Crimes in Wildwood and throughout Cape May County

It’s no secret that Wildwood is a go-to spot for families, and especially teenagers, throughout the summer. It’s should also come as no surprise that kids make mistakes; that’s a fact of life. But when a lapse in judgment at the Jersey Shore results in serious criminal charges, you need to retain an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to defend their interests in court in an effort to make sure that they do not end up with a juvenile record.

Criminal Attorney John W. Tumelty has been fighting for the rights of kids facing juvenile criminal charges for more than 30 years in South Jersey, including Wildwood, North Wildwood and throughout Cape May County. As a former prosecutor, he knows how the other side thinks and works as it builds cases against juvenile offenders. He will put his experience and knowledge of the system to work for your family. Contact Mr. Tumelty today for a free consultation about your child’s juvenile criminal charges.

Knowledgeable NJ Defense Lawyer Fights to Protect Your Children in Wildwood

Law enforcement officials are notoriously tough on crime in the Garden State. You might think they would go a bit easier on younger defendants, but you would be wrong. In fact, it’s often believed that the New Jersey Juvenile Justice System intends to be a serious wakeup call for youth. Prosecutors within the system seek to make examples of defendants to send a message that New Jersey is tough on crime — regardless of your age.

Contact Mr. Tumelty, a skilled lawyer, who will defend your child against whatever juvenile criminal charges they are facing in Wildwood and across Cape May County, including:

  • Juvenile Shoplifting: Some kids don’t understand the serious consequences associated with shoplifting. They view it as a victimless crime. Wildwood Police take shoplifting very seriously. If convicted , your child may be subject to both civil and criminal penalties. Jail time is possible for repeat offenders.
  • Juvenile Drug Possession: Possession of drugs and possession with the intent to distribute both illegal substances and prescription medication are punishable crimes that could land your child in a juvenile detention center if they are convicted.
  • Underage Drinking and Possession of Alcohol: There is a zero tolerance policy in the State of New Jersey with regard to underage drinking. This includes in a bar or restaurant, the boardwalk or on the beach. Getting caught with even one bottle of beer could result in heavy fines and possible suspension of driving privileges.
  • Underage DUI/DWI: Don’t do it. As stiff as NJ’s DWI laws are for adults, they are even magnified for juveniles. Anyone under age 21 with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above .01 percent, may face: suspension of driver’s license, community service and mandatory attendance in an alcohol education program.
  • Possession of Fake ID: If your child gets caught trying to purchase alcohol or gamble in an Atlantic City casino with a fake ID, they will be charged with a disorderly person’s offense. If the Fake ID involved tampering with public records, such as a driver’s license, they may be facing up to six months in county jail.
  • Juvenile Sex Offenses: Date rape, sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault are serious crimes that requires aggressive legal representation in Wildwood. Additionally, Internet sex crimes, including sexting, have become a popular activity among teens. However, but many don’t realize it’s a crime. Sexting is considered, in many cases, child pornography. If your child is convicted of an Internet sex crime, similar to a conviction of a physical sex crime, they will be facing serious penalties including being forced to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

Mr. Tumelty understands how one mistake today can impact a person’s future for the rest of their lives. In the case of juveniles, this means the possibility of not getting into the college they want to attend, getting a good job or an apartment, etc. Mr. Tumelty will fight to keep your kid’s case out of adult court so they may be able to avoid the harshest consequences if convicted — including a criminal record.

Contact an Aggressive Wildwood NJ Juvenile Crimes Defense Lawyer for Free Today

The New Jersey Juvenile Court System deals with juveniles issues that, for an adult, would be considered a serious crime. There are no jury trials in juvenile court. Additionally, juvenile court judges usually have alternative sentencing options, such as probation, community service or deferred disposition. This means that a conviction does not always result in incarceration for your loved one.

On the other hand, if your child’s case gets moved to Superior Court, they will be facing a jury trial with potential consequences that include real prison time with hardened criminals. You need an experienced juvenile attorney who will do everything possible to keep your child’s case out of adult court.

If your child is facing juvenile criminal charges, it’s very important you take them very seriously. Prosecutors will not write them off and make them “go away” because kids make mistakes. John W. Tumelty will help your family; he knows what it takes to negotiate with the prosecutors and in court, when necessary. He offers free consultations by phone and in his three offices in Atlantic City, Marmora and Somers Point. Contact him today.

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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.