Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.345.3300

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

FORMER PROSECUTOR

NOW FIGHTING FOR YOU.

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney who
knows how to navigate the local courts.

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

Other areas we serve

When Does Drug Possession Become Intent to Sell?

When Does Drug Possession Become Intent to Sell?

Those caught with illegal substances should be aware that an “intent to sell” charge is far worse than a simple possession charge alone. But that brings up a question that many convicted of drug possession, or more, may want to know – when does the possession of drugs become intent to sell? Certainly, there are…Continue Reading

Personal Property That Can Be Searched Once a Warrant is Issued

Personal Property That Can Be Searched Once a Warrant is Issued

  As many may know, police officers do not have the right to search your property until a warrant has been issued, except for under very specific circumstances. However, what happens when the police actually do obtain a warrant? Or if those other circumstances suddenly apply? Many may wonder what types of personal property can…Continue Reading

When a Crime is Accidentally Committed

When a Crime is Accidentally Committed

  So, you accidentally commit a crime, whatever it may be. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the process, and there were no damages to any property. So what happens next when a crime is accidentally committed?Continue Reading

Cape May County Criminal Lawyer

Seasoned, Knowledgeable Criminal Lawyer Fights Charges for Clients in Cape May County, New Jersey

Cape May is a beautiful place to live and visit. But, make no mistake about it, law enforcement officers and county prosecutors here take crime very seriously. If you are arrested and charged with violating the law in Cape May County, including Sea Isle City, Wildwood, and Ocean City, you will soon be facing the fight of your life. In fact, depending on your charges, your life as you know it may change forever. Conviction of a serious NJ criminal charge will damage your reputation, your record and may even take away your freedom.

You aren’t alone. You need to make one phone call to an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who has been protecting the rights of clients in South Jersey for over 30 years. John W. Tumelty will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your charges. He is a former prosecutor in South Jersey so he understands how the other side thinks and builds its cases. He will use that knowledge and experience when negotiating with prosecutors about your Cape May County NJ charges. Contact Mr. Tumelty today for a free consultation about your case.

When You are Facing Serious Criminal Charges in Cape May County, Turn to a Defense Lawyer You Can Trust

Contact an aggressive criminal defense lawyer for sound legal representation for any of the following criminal charges:

  • Casino crimes, including cheating scams, underage gambling, assaults, casino theft, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct in casino hotels
  • DWI charges and traffic violations including breath test refusal, reckless driving, distracted driving, DUI/drugs and speeding
  • Drug charges including simple possession or possession with the intent to distribute, possession of illegal prescription drugs or drug paraphernalia relating heroin, marijuana, cocaine,
  • Theft and fraud offenses, including robbery, burglary, check fraud, shoplifting, credit card fraud and receiving stolen property
  • Gun and other weapons offenses: Unlawful possession of many different kinds of weapons, including handguns, BB guns, Airsoft guns and paintball guns
  • Juvenile defense including underage drinking, possession of a fake ID, shoplifting, drug possession and underage drinking
  • Sex crimes including Megan’s Law sex registry issues, and charges relating to sexual assault, prostitution, aggravated sexual assault, sexting and child pornography
  • Assault: fighting, simple assault, vehicular assault and aggravated assault
  • Domestic violence: harassment, spousal abuse, stalking and harassment and defense of restraining orders
  • White collar crimes: business fraud, computer crimes, forgery, embezzlement and ID theft

Cape May NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Clients Beat Criminal Charges in South Jersey

According to the Miranda Warning, you have a right to remain silent and you have the right to contact an attorney. Use those rights! Do not speak with anyone about your charges until you’ve met with John W. Tumelty. He will come to you when necessary to discuss your case and handle all interviews with Cape May County law enforcement on your behalf.

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in South Jersey, your freedom may be on the line. You need an aggressive lawyer with many years of experience and a solid track record of winning cases on behalf of clients. You can rely on Mr. Tumelty to do everything possible to get your case dismissed. If necessary, he will negotiate with prosecutors to secure the best possible plea bargain for you. But, rest assured, when negotiations fail, Mr. Tumelty will fight your case in court. He is a Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney and he will put his knowledge and experience to work for you.

Contact his offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point or Marmora, NJ, to schedule your free consultation with a savvy criminal defense lawyer who will fight for 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.