Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

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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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Former Atlantic County Prosecutor Provides Services for Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey

It is important to realize that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Violence within the family can be devastating to everyone involved. The crucial thing is to speak up and begin to take back control of your life. If you are the victim in an abusive or violent relationship, you do not have to continue suffering in silence. You have options.

The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty is a highly respected law firm with a rich tradition in South Jersey, including Atlantic County and Cape May County. Founding partner John Tumelty has 30 years of criminal law experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, so he has personally witnessed the impact of abuse on individuals throughout the state.

Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence in New Jersey

Knowledge is power. Gather as much information as possible and understand NJ domestic violence laws so that you can protect yourself and your children. The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act protects victims of domestic violence against abuse. You may be eligible for protection under the law if you are a victim of domestic violence committed by a spouse, a former spouse, a dating partner, a roommate or household member, or a person with whom you have a child.

Can a Restraining Order Protect My Family?

A restraining order is one legal method Mr. Tumelty uses to keep victims of domestic violence safe. When a domestic violence complaint is filed against your abuser, a judge may grant you a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). A hearing will then be scheduled to take place in front of a superior court judge in the Family Division within 10 days. Getting a restraining order is crucial because it makes it easier for law enforcement to protect you against further abuse. If the abuser violates the terms of the restraining order, they could be looking at serious jail time.

In addition to resulting in a civil complaint, a domestic violence situation often involves violent conduct that results in criminal charges such as:

Although a domestic violence complaint and a criminal complaint may arise from the same incident, they are handled in separate court proceedings. It is crucial that you have legal representation when you appear in civil court to get your Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) turned into a Final Restraining Order (FRO).

Former NJ State Prosecutor Protects the Legal Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in South Jersey

Never take chances when it comes to protecting your family against violence and abuse. Contacting a domestic violence attorney is the first step to ensuring your future safety and rebuilding your life.

John Tumelty is a compassionate advocate for victims of domestic violence. He is prepared to provide you with answers to difficult questions about how to obtain temporary and permanent restraining orders in Atlantic City or anywhere else in South Jersey. Mr. Tumelty has offices that are conveniently located in Marmora and Somers Point, so he is always available for a confidential consultation about your case.

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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.