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

South Jersey Child Pornography Defense Attorney Represents Clients Facing Federal and State Charges


The widespread use of the Internet in today’s “computer age” has made it easier than ever to access pornographic images. This has also led to an increase in charges for possession and distribution of child pornography. A single click of a mouse can destroy your life by resulting in serious sex crime charges. Worse yet, New Jersey prosecutors do not shy away from imposing maximum punishments in child pornography cases.

John W. Tumelty is the founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, a highly respected law firm with a rich tradition in Cape May County, Atlantic County, and other areas in South Jersey. If you’ve been charged with possession or distribution of child pornography, let an Atlantic City criminal defense attorney with 30 years of experience represent you.

What Kinds of Penalties Do You Face for Possession of Child Pornography in New Jersey?

Child pornography, along with child abuse, is one of the worst sexual offenses addressed by the New Jersey criminal code. Child pornography offenses are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b). This is the statute that governs endangering the welfare of a child. NJ law defines a child as any person under the age of 16.

There are two main kinds of child pornography charges:

  • Possession: You can be charged with possession of child pornography if illicit images are found on your computer or on a file-sharing site that is under your control.
  • Distribution: If you are accused of sharing child pornography with another person, you face serious criminal charges. Distributing child pornography is a second degree felony.

Merely possessing child pornography is considered a fourth degree criminal offense in New Jersey. This means that even if you simply look at the images on your computer screen, you can face felony charges and a potential prison sentence. Perhaps worst of all, you could be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. If you are convicted of possession of child pornography, the court may also require you to be placed on parole supervision after you are released from prison. This parole can last for the rest of your life.

Experienced Sex Crimes Lawyer Fights Child Pornography Charges in Atlantic City, Brigantine, Margate, Ventnor, & Longport,New Jersey

Defending against child pornography charges is extremely difficult, as evidenced by the fact that prosecutors enjoy a high conviction rate in these kinds of cases. However, an experienced attorney who understands the nuances of the law in New Jersey can fight for your legal rights and defend you in a child pornography case. Since the prosecution’s evidence in child pornography cases tends to be limited to Internet communications and computer searches, it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with the technical aspects of your case and who understands how to analyze and dissect the evidence against you.

John Tumelty is a former prosecutor who knows the NJ criminal justice system very well. When you enlist Mr. Tumelty to assist you with your defense, he will work with forensic computer experts to examine the evidence in your case and formulate an effective strategy to help you beat your charges. You can speak to him day or night over the phone, or you can email him to schedule a free consultation at one of his conveniently located offices in Marmora and Somers 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.