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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Insanity Defense Overview

The insanity defense in criminal cases is put in place to help a defendant who is not truly aware or responsible for their actions. Their mental incapacity makes them incapable of knowing how serious their crime was. Proving insanity as a defense can be difficult, but not impossible. Insanity Defense in New Jersey When a…Continue Reading

Different Types of Business Fraud

Among the most serious of white collar crimes is business fraud. Business fraud can take many forms and the charges could lead to a criminal conviction that can follow you around for the rest of your life. Your reputation, employment, and future employability are all at stake when you are accused of business fraud.  Most…Continue Reading

Criminal Penalties That Can Result from Lewdness

The act of keeping one’s actions behind closed doors is done out of privacy and prudence, though certain situations result in acting lewd in public without even realizing it. What is Lewdness? In the state of New Jersey, lewdness is defined as “any flagrantly lewd and offensive act which he knows or reasonable expects is…Continue Reading

New Jersey Internet Sex Crimes Attorney Aggressively Defends Clients Facing Criminal Charges


New Jersey police departments have devoted a number of resources to catching perpetrators of online sex crimes. Unfortunately, a lot of innocent people have been caught in the police’s net and wrongfully prosecuted based on bad information, accusations and lies. Nevertheless, since simply being accused of an Internet sex crime can result in public embarrassment and persecution, you need to act quickly to protect your reputation, livelihood and even your freedom.

Contact an attorney who understands the importance of maintaining your reputation and who is prepared to handle your case with discretion. The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty is a highly regarded South Jersey law firm that represents clients facing a variety of sex crimes charges, including sexual assault, child abuse, and child pornography. John Tumelty has valuable prosecutorial experience with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. He has also been a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney since 1995. Today, he appears regularly in courtrooms throughout New Jersey, including Atlantic and Cape May counties.

What are the Most Common Internet Sex Crimes in New Jersey?

State and federal law enforcement are known to set up online sting operations that target Internet sex crime offenders. Whether you are a visitor to an online site that traffics in illicit images or you share the images through online social networking sites, you could find yourself being investigated by the police.

Some of the most commonly charged Internet sex crimes in New Jersey include:

  • Possession of child pornography: It is against the law to download sexually explicit images of minors.
  • Distribution of child pornography: Both federal and state laws prohibit individuals from providing, via the Internet, obscene material depicting children.
  • Online solicitation of minors: It is against the law to use the Internet to arrange sexual contact with people under the age of consent.
  • Promotion of prostitution: This charge, related to online solicitation, can apply to prostitution offenses conducted over the Internet.

Internet sex crimes tend to be aggressively prosecuted in New Jersey. That’s why you need a knowledgeable attorney who understands the law and can challenge the evidence in your case. For example, your attorney may be able to contest the discovery of evidence if law enforcement violated your constitutional rights during the search and seizure. Or, perhaps Mr. Tumelty can prove other people had access to your computer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Protects the Legal Rights of Individuals Charged with Internet Sex Crimes in Atlantic City, NJ

If you’ve been charged with an Internet sex crime in Atlantic City or anywhere else in South Jersey, contact John Tumelty today. Mr. Tumelty will work to keep you out of jail and help you avoid a criminal record and lifetime sex offender registration requirements. He provides criminal defense in the Atlantic City area and beyond. He has office locations in Marmora and Somers Point, so he is always available for an in-person 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.