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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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

Atlantic City, New Jersey Defense Attorney Successfully Represents Clients Charged with Vehicular Crimes


When a person drives their car recklessly and causes the death of another person, they can be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the State of New Jersey. Even if the death wasn’t intentional, if they are found guilty of vehicular homicide, the driver faces prison time and a permanent criminal record.

If you or someone you love is charged with vehicular manslaughter/homicide, you need an aggressive New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who is fully prepared to take swift action on your behalf. John W. Tumelty can help you. He is a former NJ deputy attorney general and former assistant prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. For the past 25 years, however, he has successfully defended people charged with criminal offenses in South Jersey including Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Vehicular manslaughter is a very serious charge; do not take chances with your freedom and rights. Contact Mr. Tumelty today for a free consultation.

What Actions Result in a Vehicular Manslaughter Charge in Atlantic City, NJ?

Vehicular manslaughter is one of the most frequent criminal offenses associated with DUI/DWI. However, in addition to killing someone while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you could be facing vehicular manslaughter charges if someone died while you:

  • Fell asleep at the wheel
  • Talked on the cell phone
  • Texted while driving

Vehicular homicide can be charged as a second-degree manslaughter offense, or a first-degree aggravated manslaughter charge depending on the degree of reckless behavior. For example, aggravated manslaughter can be charged if an accident takes place where the driver is acting recklessly while going through a school crossing, on school property, or operating a vehicle on property used for school functions. The level of intoxication from either alcohol or drugs and bad driving are factors that can result in a more serious manslaughter charge.If you are found guilty of manslaughter for driving a vehicle recklessly, you would face five to ten years in state prison and up to $150,000.00 in fines. If you re found guilty of aggravated manslaughter, you face 10 to 30 years in state prison.

Contact John W. Tumelty for Aggressive Representation against Your Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

If you or someone you love are involved in an accident, especially one involving injury or death, it is crucial that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to represent you immediately. Each case is different and that is why it is imperative that you seek the counsel of experienced NJ criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. A former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney, Mr. Tumelty has spent his entire career fighting for justice. He has successfully represented countless clients who have been charged with vehicular manslaughter/homicide or related offenses in Southern New Jersey.

You can rely on Mr. Tumelty to thoroughly explain your rights and the legal issues you are facing. He personally meets with each and every client and offers free consultations in all criminal defense cases. He will do everything he can to help you attain a favorable resolution in the charges against you.

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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.