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 Traffic Violations Attorney Fights Speeding and Traffic Tickets


A traffic ticket can happen to anyone. However, you need to take a traffic violation very seriously because it has the potential to result in motor vehicle points, insurance surcharges, and, in the worst cases, loss of your driver’s license. Moreover, when a case involves complex criminal elements, you could even be looking at jail time.

John Tumelty, founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, is an Atlantic City criminal defense and traffic ticket defense lawyer with 30 years of experience. He represents clients who have been ticketed for traffic violations throughout Cape May and Atlantic counties, including NJ Parkway, AC Expressway, Route 9, Route 40, Route 30, Route 37, and Route 35.

What are the Most Frequent Traffic Violations in Cape May and Atlantic Counties?

Some of the most commonly cited traffic violations in South Jersey include:

If you receive a traffic ticket in New Jersey, you will likely incur a fine. Many times, a traffic ticket will also result in motor vehicle points on your driving record. This, in turn, can lead to rising insurance premiums. Some of the most serious traffic violations carry more severe penalties, including suspension of your driver’s license and jail time. Even minor traffic violations can lead to license suspension. For example, if you get too many points on your driving record, your driving privileges can be revoked for an extended period of time. Twelve points on your record can result in license suspension.

An experienced traffic defense lawyer can fight your ticket and protect your driving privileges. Having a lawyer on your side gives you a huge edge when it comes to negotiating with the prosecutor in your case. Prosecutors are generally less likely to deal with you directly because they do not view you as a threat in the courtroom; however, they are typically more amenable to working out deals with other lawyers. This means that a knowledgeable lawyer may be able to get your ticket downgraded to a lesser violation, which will help you avoid points on your driving record. For example, your lawyer might get your traffic ticket downgraded to a zero-point Unsafe Driving violation. Finally, if your license has already been suspended, an attorney can help you file an appeal with the MVC.

Let an Experienced New Jersey Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer Help You Keep Your License and Avoid Costly Fines

If you’ve been issued a traffic ticket in New Jersey, it is important that you not attempt to fight it by yourself. You need an experienced attorney who will aggressively represent you and fight your traffic violations.

John W. Tumelty will help you deal with traffic tickets in Atlantic and Cape May counties and throughout South Jersey. He will build a strong defense in your case. In addition to protecting local drivers, Mr. Tumelty also represents out-of-state drivers who happen to be passing through New Jersey. If you are an out-of-state driver, Mr. Tumelty will work on your behalf to resolve the matter so that you do not have to come back to New Jersey to fight your ticket. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your traffic violation, Mr. Tumelty can help you. Call today to discuss your case over the phone, or simply fill out the online contact form to schedule an in-person consultation at one of his 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.