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

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Connecting Drug Crimes and America’s Drug Epidemic

Connecting Drug Crimes and America’s Drug Epidemic

The recent drug epidemic is a serious problem that has raised concerns among legislators, police officers, prosecutors, and researchers throughout the country. More than 59,000 drug-related deaths happened in the United States in 2016 alone, representing nearly a 20% increase from the year prior. Furthermore, the United States leads the world in drug addictions and…Continue Reading

Plea Bargains: What You Need to Know

Plea Bargains: What You Need to Know

After you have been arrested for a crime, you do not have to simply plead guilty or innocent to the charges; you must consider other potential opportunities to resolve the situation and one of these may be a plea bargain. This may also be referred to as a deal or a negotiated plea. This is…Continue Reading

Search and Seizure Law Basics

Search and Seizure Law Basics

Search and seizure law is one of the most common methods through which someone’s defense strategy emerges if the police violate your rights and do not carry out a search and seizure in conjunction with your constitutional rights. Officers are empowered to carry out searches in several different circumstances, including when you consent to it,…Continue Reading

Atlantic City, NJ Juvenile Drug Possession Attorney Helps Minors Keep Their Records Clean of a Juvenile Conviction

If your child has been charged with juvenile drug possession in New Jersey, they face severe penalties that can ruin the rest of their lives. In addition to the immediate penalties, such as loss of driver’s license and possible jail time, a drug conviction on their record will be seen by college admissions officers and hiring managers for a long time to come. That’s why it is imperative that they have the right attorney to fight for them and help them avoid a juvenile record.

Criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty, founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, is a former prosecutor who prosecuted serious drug crimes, which means that he knows both sides of the system. Now Mr. Tumelty devotes his entire legal practice to representing people who have been charged with criminal offenses and DWI violations. Mr. Tumelty’s knowledge and experience have allowed him to secure positive results for countless clients charged with juvenile offenses, including underage drug possession, in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

What Are the Penalties for Juvenile Drug Possession in New Jersey?

The penalties for juvenile drug possession in New Jersey vary, depending upon the type and amount of drug possessed. Some of the common drug possession charges that juveniles face in New Jersey include:

Although people tend to think of marijuana as being “less” harmful than other drugs, NJ prosecutors do not agree. Unlike some other states, New Jersey has not legalized marijuana use. Additionally, since marijuana is perceived as a gateway drug to other “harder” drugs, NJ prosecutors will not hesitate to seek maximum punishments in juvenile marijuana cases. If your child was caught with a single marijuana joint, they could face significant consequences, including a sentence of six months in a juvenile detention center and suspension of their driver’s license for up to six months.

A conviction for possession of a drug like cocaine or heroin – in any amount – can expose your child to ever harsher punishments. Perhaps worse than any immediate punishment, your child’s future may be greatly hindered by having a drug conviction appear on their juvenile record.

Protect Your Child’s Future; Speak with an Experienced Cape May and Atlantic County Juvenile Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Your child deserves to have an experienced juvenile defense lawyer on their side, advising them of their options and protecting their legal rights. Having qualified legal counsel is especially important if your child has been charged with a drug possession offense because the penalties are so severe.

Mr. Tumelty will use his 30 years of experience as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense lawyer to secure the best possible outcome to your child’s case. Call Mr. Tumelty today to discuss your child’s charges, or fill out the online contact form to schedule an in-person consultation at his Marmora or Somers Point offices. He will be happy to sit down with you and develop a unique, personalized strategy for your child’s case.

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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.