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

Ocean County Criminal Attorney

Aggressive Lawyer Fights Criminal Charges including Drug and Weapons Crimes for Clients in Ocean County, NJ

If you or a loved one is facing a serious criminal charge in Ocean County, whether it’s a drug or weapons offense, an assault or a theft crime, you need to know that the consequences associated with a conviction are extremely serious. You may be forced to pay stiff fines, forfeit your driving privileges, sustain a criminal record and, even your freedom is at stake.

Don’t go it alone. Contact an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will put the full force of more than 30 years of experience to work defending you against your Ocean County charges. At the Law Firm of John W. Tumelty, we never judge; instead, we explain your rights, answer your questions and get to work doing everything possible to protect your interests. Contact our office today for a free consultation about your charges.

Former State Prosecutor Helps Clients Fight Serious Criminal Charges in Ocean County NJ

You need to choose a criminal defense lawyer with the reputation and tenacity to do what’s needed to fight your charges. Mr. Tumelty is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and New Jersey Supreme Certified Court Municipal Court Law Attorney. He knows the prosecutors in Ocean County and he will work tirelessly to help you when you are facing any of the following serious criminal charges in South Jersey:

  • Drug charges: possession, possession with the intent to distribute drugs like pot, heroin or cocaine, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, possession of illegal prescription medicines or possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Violent crimes including murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, rape or arson
  • Casino crimes: Any crimes in a hotel or casino including casino theft, cheating scams, disorderly conduct or trespassing and underage gambling
  • Gun and other weapons offenses: Unlawful possession of handguns, paintball guns, Airsoft guns and BB guns, as examples
  • Assault: Fighting offenses including simple assault, aggravated assault and vehicular assault
  • Fraud and Theft: shoplifting, robbery, burglary, credit card or check fraud or receiving stolen property
  • DWI charges and traffic violations: These are not criminal charges and will be heard in municipal traffic court. However, the consequences are extremely severe. We fight charges relating to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, refusing a breath test, distracted driving (texting), speeding and more
  • White collar crimes: Business fraud, insurance fraud, all computer-related crimes, ID theft, embezzlement and forgery
  • Domestic violence: We fight temporary and final restraining orders and will defend you against charges relating to stalking, harassment and spousal abuse
  • Juvenile defense including possession of a fake ID, drug possession, shoplifting, possession of a fake ID and underage drinking
  • Sex crimes: sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, child pornography, prostitution, solicitation and issues relating to Megan’s Law

John W. Tumelty will negotiate skillfully to get your charges dismissed or downgraded. He will also attempt to get you a plea bargain, when necessary. However, he is an aggressive trial lawyer who will fiercely defend your rights and fight your charges in a courtroom in front of a judge and jury if your case goes to trial.

Contact Defense Lawyer John Tumelty for Free about Your Criminal Charges in Ocean County

You have many criminal defense lawyers to choose from in Ocean County. Make the right choice. Mr. Tumelty was a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice. As a state prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted major crimes so he understands how the other side builds its cases. He will put his experience to work for you. Contact him about any criminal charge you are facing including murder, robbery, sexual assault or a serious drug crime.

Mr. Tumelty has offices in Atlantic City, Marmora and Somers Point and he will meet with you in one of his offices, by phone or, when necessary, wherever you are in South Jersey (including jail). Contact him 24/7 for a free consultation. He is on your side.

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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.