Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7


Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

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



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



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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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 Office

South Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is conveniently located in Atlantic City, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Brigantine, Buena, Cape May, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor,  and Waymouth.