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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The Difference Between Jail and Prison

Jail and prison are two separate entities that are often mixed up. The difference between jail and prison is mostly the length of stay for inmates. Jail is more for a short-term sentence, while prison is for those with a long-term sentence. When thinking about it, though, prison seems like the more intense of the two, does it…Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Recorded Phone Calls in Jail

What You Need to Know About Recorded Phone Calls in Jail

Being in jail means a lot of your rights are seemingly stripped from you, but there are still a lot of rights you have that, if broken by jail workers, could work out really well in your favor. One of these rights is the use of the phone, and what can and can’t be recorded…Continue Reading

Learn More About Early Termination of Probation

Learn More About Early Termination of Probation

  Early probation is something many people facing jail time seek. Some believe that it can be tough to get early probation, but if done right, it may not be as difficult as you might think. Specific to New Jersey law, there are a few different ways you might be able to get early probation if…Continue Reading

Atlantic City White Collar Crimes Lawyer Will Keep You Out of Jail and Protect Your Professional Reputation


Although people tend to think of white collar crimes as being victimless, New Jersey prosecutors take these offenses very seriously and will not hesitate to seek maximum penalties in white collar crime cases. If you have been accused of fraud, embezzlement, or another white collar crime, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. Your livelihood, reputation and freedom are at stake.

John W. Tumelty is a knowledgeable defense attorney and the founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty. He previously served as a state and assistant county prosecutor, investigating and prosecuting white collar felony crimes. As a result of his vast prosecutorial experience, Mr. Tumelty knows how NJ prosecutors build white collar crime cases. He also knows how to take the prosecution’s case apart from a defense attorney’s perspective. Mr. Tumelty appears regularly in courtrooms throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic County and Cape May County. He has a strong commitment to serving the best interests of his clients, which is why he will stand by your side and carefully guide you throughout the legal process.

What Kinds of Penalties Do You Face for a White Collar Crime in New Jersey?

“White collar crime” is a general term that refers to criminal offenses that involve business or financial deception. Examples of white collar crimes include:

  • Business fraud: New Jersey law prohibits the owner or operator of a business from engaging in unconscionable commercial practices, such as defrauding or deceiving customers, defrauding other businesses, or writing bad checks.
  • Embezzlement: A person entrusted to manage someone else’s property or money is held to a high standard because they are in a special position of trust. When that person violates their position of trust and commits a theft, they may face embezzlement charges.
  • Computer crimes: Unauthorized computer intrusion, such as computer hacking, is prohibited by law because it often leads to theft and fraud. An experienced attorney can scrutinize the methods used by police to gather evidence of theft on the Internet.
  • Identity theft: NJ law prohibits individuals from stealing another person’s identity. Forged signatures and fake IDs are often used to access a person’s credit card numbers, social security number, and bank account information.

If you are convicted of a white collar crime in New Jersey, the consequences can be severe. You face not only prison time, but also a criminal record that will prevent you from getting a job or doing business in the future.

Call John W. Tumelty to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced NJ White Collar Crime Attorney

If you have been charged with a white collar crime in New Jersey, you need to take the charges seriously because the penalties can be significant. Time is of the essence in these cases, so it is in your best interests to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

John W. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law in the State of New Jersey for more than 30 years. He has the experience needed to defend you against the most serious consequences of a white collar crime charge. You can call Mr. Tumelty 24 hours a day, or email him to schedule a free consultation at his Marmora or Somers Point offices. He will look over the details of your case, discuss your criminal defense options, and strive to keep your criminal record clean.

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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.