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

Other areas we serve

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 Attorney John Tumelty Defends People Charged with Internet Crimes

Any crime committed online may be considered an Internet crime. Violations of pornography laws, theft, issuing threats and fraud can all take place on the Internet. Additionally, as the scope and ability of the Internet continues to grow, so do the potential crimes. For example, the very serious crime known as “cyberbullying” is an Internet crime that is relatively new to the legal system.

If you’ve been charged with any type of Internet crime, contact a seasoned criminal defense lawyer immediately. Even seemingly minor charges can quickly spin out of control because of the complicated nature of Internet crimes. Rest assured that many lawyers do not have the knowledge and skills to defend you against online crime charges.

Atlantic City, NJ criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has been defending clients against criminal charges for over 30 years, including cybercrimes since the Internet began. This area of the law is constantly evolving – like the Internet and technology themselves. It’s critical to choose a lawyer with significant experience and knowledge of these laws to defend your Internet crime charge.

Mr. Tumelty works with clients all over the New Jersey, including Ventnor, Longport, Margate, Brigantine, Atlantic City and Little Egg Harbor. Contact his office today for a free consultation about your cybercrime charges.

Computer Crimes Lawyer Defends People Charged in Atlantic and Cape May Counties

In response to the increase in Internet crimes, the federal government and individual states have enacted new laws meant to specifically target this area. Additionally, new Internet crimes are constantly being created as technology continues to develop and advance. Below is a list of current examples of Internet crimes. Although this list is not exhaustive, it includes the most common crimes that occur online.

  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Sexting
  • Computer hacking
  • Cyberbullying (using social media platforms to harass others)
  • Fraud
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Identity theft
  • Phishing
  • Child pornography (viewing, buying, selling or distributing)
  • Traveling to visit a minor after “meeting” in a chat room

As you can see, there is not one specific category of Internet crimes. They can involve everything from theft to child endangerment. Penalties for Internet crimes vary based on the type of offense, severity of the offense and criminal history. They can range from a fourth degree to a first degree crime. Based on the level of the crime, the following penalties may apply:

  • Fourth degree: Up to 18 months in prison and a max of $10,000 in fines
  • Third degree: Up to five years in prison and a max of $15,000 in fines
  • Second degree: Up to 10 years in prison and a max of $150,000 in fines
  • First degree: Up to 20 years in prison and a max of $200,000 in fines

If You’ve Been Charged with any Type of Internet Crime, Call John W. Tumelty Today for a Free Consultation about Your Case

John W. Tumelty is a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney with a thorough knowledge of the laws relating to technology crimes. He understands the constantly evolving landscape of Internet crimes, and he can help position you for the best possible outcome in your case. Mr. Tumelty has over 30 years of experience serving clients in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Wildwood and across New Jersey. He represents clients in all types of criminal cases, and he can help you. Call today for a free consultation by phone or in one of his three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Marmora or Somer’s Point.

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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.