Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.345.3300

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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

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor Provides Services for Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey


It is important to realize that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Violence within the family can be devastating to everyone involved. The crucial thing is to speak up and begin to take back control of your life. If you are the victim in an abusive or violent relationship, you do not have to continue suffering in silence. You have options.

The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty is a highly respected law firm with a rich tradition in South Jersey, including Atlantic County and Cape May County. Founding partner John Tumelty has 30 years of criminal law experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, so he has personally witnessed the impact of abuse on individuals throughout the state.

Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Knowledge is power. Gather as much information as possible and understand NJ domestic violence laws so that you can protect yourself and your children. The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act protects victims of domestic violence against abuse. You may be eligible for protection under the law if you are a victim of domestic violence committed by a spouse, a former spouse, a dating partner, a roommate or household member, or a person with whom you have a child.

Can a Restraining Order Protect My Family?

A restraining order is one legal method Mr. Tumelty uses to keep victims of domestic violence safe. When a domestic violence complaint is filed against your abuser, a judge may grant you a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). A hearing will then be scheduled to take place in front of a superior court judge in the Family Division within 10 days. Getting a restraining order is crucial because it makes it easier for law enforcement to protect you against further abuse. If the abuser violates the terms of the restraining order, they could be looking at serious jail time.

In addition to resulting in a civil complaint, a domestic violence situation often involves violent conduct that results in criminal charges such as:

Although a domestic violence complaint and a criminal complaint may arise from the same incident, they are handled in separate court proceedings. It is crucial that you have legal representation when you appear in civil court to get your Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) turned into a Final Restraining Order (FRO).

Former NJ State Prosecutor Protects the Legal Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in South Jersey

Never take chances when it comes to protecting your family against violence and abuse. Contacting a domestic violence attorney is the first step to ensuring your future safety and rebuilding your life.

John Tumelty is a compassionate advocate for victims of domestic violence. He is prepared to provide you with answers to difficult questions about how to obtain temporary and permanent restraining orders in Atlantic City or anywhere else in South Jersey. Mr. Tumelty has offices that are conveniently located in Marmora and Somers Point, so he is always available for a confidential consultation about your case.

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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

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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.