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 Juvenile Drug Possession Attorney Helps Minors Keep Their Records Clean of a Juvenile Conviction

If your child has been charged with juvenile drug possession in New Jersey, they face severe penalties that can ruin the rest of their lives. In addition to the immediate penalties, such as loss of driver’s license and possible jail time, a drug conviction on their record will be seen by college admissions officers and hiring managers for a long time to come. That’s why it is imperative that they have the right attorney to fight for them and help them avoid a juvenile record.

Criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty, founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, is a former prosecutor who prosecuted serious drug crimes, which means that he knows both sides of the system. Now Mr. Tumelty devotes his entire legal practice to representing people who have been charged with criminal offenses and DWI violations. Mr. Tumelty’s knowledge and experience have allowed him to secure positive results for countless clients charged with juvenile offenses, including underage drug possession, in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

What Are the Penalties for Juvenile Drug Possession in New Jersey?

The penalties for juvenile drug possession in New Jersey vary, depending upon the type and amount of drug possessed. Some of the common drug possession charges that juveniles face in New Jersey include:

Although people tend to think of marijuana as being “less” harmful than other drugs, NJ prosecutors do not agree. Unlike some other states, New Jersey has not legalized marijuana use. Additionally, since marijuana is perceived as a gateway drug to other “harder” drugs, NJ prosecutors will not hesitate to seek maximum punishments in juvenile marijuana cases. If your child was caught with a single marijuana joint, they could face significant consequences, including a sentence of six months in a juvenile detention center and suspension of their driver’s license for up to six months.

A conviction for possession of a drug like cocaine or heroin – in any amount – can expose your child to ever harsher punishments. Perhaps worse than any immediate punishment, your child’s future may be greatly hindered by having a drug conviction appear on their juvenile record.

Protect Your Child’s Future; Speak with an Experienced Cape May and Atlantic County Juvenile Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Your child deserves to have an experienced juvenile defense lawyer on their side, advising them of their options and protecting their legal rights. Having qualified legal counsel is especially important if your child has been charged with a drug possession offense because the penalties are so severe.

Mr. Tumelty will use his 30 years of experience as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense lawyer to secure the best possible outcome to your child’s case. Call Mr. Tumelty today to discuss your child’s charges, or fill out the online contact form to schedule an in-person consultation at his Marmora or Somers Point offices. He will be happy to sit down with you and develop a unique, personalized strategy for your child’s 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

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.