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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The Difference Between Jail and Prison

Jail and prison are two separate entities that are often mixed up. The difference between jail and prison is mostly the length of stay for inmates. Jail is more for a short-term sentence, while prison is for those with a long-term sentence. When thinking about it, though, prison seems like the more intense of the two, does it…Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Recorded Phone Calls in Jail

What You Need to Know About Recorded Phone Calls in Jail

Being in jail means a lot of your rights are seemingly stripped from you, but there are still a lot of rights you have that, if broken by jail workers, could work out really well in your favor. One of these rights is the use of the phone, and what can and can’t be recorded…Continue Reading

Learn More About Early Termination of Probation

Learn More About Early Termination of Probation

  Early probation is something many people facing jail time seek. Some believe that it can be tough to get early probation, but if done right, it may not be as difficult as you might think. Specific to New Jersey law, there are a few different ways you might be able to get early probation if…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.