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

Social media has brought about a new age in staying connected to loved ones all around the world. However, unless the right privacy settings are in place, a user’s information is all public knowledge and just a few clicks away. Because this information is public, some of the information found on social media could be…Continue Reading

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

Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Lawyer Fights Your Criminal Charges to Keep You Out of Jail


A bright and promising future can be destroyed by a criminal conviction. Not only can a conviction result in the loss of your freedom; it can also make it difficult for you to secure or maintain employment. Information about all criminal convictions in New Jersey is a matter of public record and can be found in a simple online search. Imagine how a future employer will react when a conviction shows up on a background check. Your chances of being hired will likely be seriously affected by a blemished record. Further, many crimes come with serious jail time.

John W. Tumelty, founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, brings more than 30 years of experience to both the negotiating table and the courtroom on behalf of his clients. He is passionate about protecting his clients’ reputations and livelihood by crafting creative defense strategies that keep his clients out of jail. If you have been charged with a crime in South Jersey, you need a lawyer who will fight tirelessly on your behalf. Call or email Mr. Tumelty today for a free consultation about your case. Mr. Tumelty is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Law Attorney.

Former State Prosecutor Represents Clients Charged with Various Crimes

If you or someone you know is facing any of these criminal charges, please call our office to speak to an attorney about your defense strategy:

Speak with an Experienced Atlantic City Attorney Who Is Committed to Helping You Beat Your Criminal Charges – Avoid a Criminal Record

If you are facing criminal charges, your reputation, your livelihood, and your freedom are at stake. Don’t go it alone. You need to make a call to secure the legal representation of a criminal defense lawyer with years of experience. John W. Tumelty has served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice. As a state prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted major felony crimes. He has also served as an assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section, prosecuting felony offenses like murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, vehicular homicide, and serious drug crimes.

Mr. Tumelty puts all those years of experience on the prosecutor’s side of the courtroom to work fighting tirelessly to defend the rights of his NJ clients charged with crimes. He has defended clients in courtrooms throughout New Jersey, including the New Jersey Supreme Court. In fact, Mr. Tumelty has been a New Jersey Supreme Court certified trial attorney since 1995.

At the end of the day, titles don’t win cases. Aggressive, strategic criminal defense wins cases. John W. Tumelty has a long track record of winning cases for his clients. He is a skilled negotiator who will work with prosecutors to secure the best possible plea agreement in your case. When necessary, however, he is a capable, aggressive litigator who is prepared to fight for you in the courtroom should your case go to trial.

Call the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty Today; He Will Protect Your Rights & Freedom

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Atlantic City, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Brigantine, Glassboro and throughout New Jersey, it is imperative that you contact an attorney who will put your needs first. John W. Tumelty is available right now to take your call, or you can use the convenient contact form to request a free consultation at his Atlantic City, Marmora or Somers Point offices. When you need an experienced criminal defense attorney, John Tumelty is here — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact him today to discuss your case and determine right away what needs to be done to get your charges dismissed so you can move on with your life.

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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.