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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Top DWI/DUI Myths

Top DWI/DUI Myths

If you’re facing a DWI or DUI charge in New Jersey, you’ve probably heard several myths about your rights or what to do now that you’re charged with drunk or otherwise impaired driving. This post addresses some of the top DWI/DUI myths:Continue Reading

Juveniles Tried As Adults

Juveniles Tried As Adults

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Experienced Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Defense Attorney Represents Clients Facing Probation Violation Charges

If you violate the terms of your probation, after you’ve served a jail sentence or in lieu of prison time, you are at serious risk of going (back) to jail. At the least, your probation time may be extended far beyond your original sentence. Remember, you were given probation because the court decided your sentence should be reduced for good behavior. A probation violation sends a strong signal to the court that you may not have learned your lesson.

Contact a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who will represent you at a probation violation hearing in an attempt to minimize the damage caused by your alleged violation. Whether you knowingly violated probation, or feel you are being misjudged by an aggressive probation officer, John W. Tumelty can help you. He is a former NJ deputy attorney general and former assistant prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and has spent the past 30 years defending people charged with criminal offenses in South Jersey including Atlantic and Cape May counties.

What Type of Actions Constitute a Probation Violation?

Probation may be violated in several different ways. Acts that may lead to a probation violation include:

  • Failing to regularly meet with your probation officer
  • Failing to comply with a court order
  • Failing to abide by a curfew
  • Failing to complete a certain number of hours of community service
  • Failing to abstain from using drugs or consuming alcohol
  • Failing a drug test
  • Failing to attend school
  • Failing to pay a court fee or fine
  • Failing to sustain gainful employment
  • Failing to go for counseling
  • Committing another crime during your probation

What Happens When You Violate Probation?

When you violate probation, you will likely be facing severe consequences that could affect your livelihood, rights and freedom. Don’t go it alone. Contact John W. Tumelty right away. He will accompany you to and represent you at a probation hearing before a judge. At this hearing, the judge will decide if your situation merits additional legal consequences. If you are found guilty of a probation violation, your probation could be rescinded and you could be re-sentenced to jail time or have your probation period extended. Mr. Tumelty will fight hard in an effort to get your probation violation dismissed or downgraded.

Having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side is a critical piece of the puzzle. Mr. Tumelty knows that your New Jersey probation violation and revocation charges may be unfair, unfounded or based on a probation officer’s point of view. He is your best defense against increased penalties that can arise out of a probation violation. He knows his way around a courtroom and will work tirelessly in an effort to minimize the severity of the impact of your probation violation. Mr. Tumelty is focused on protecting the rights and interests of his clients. When your freedom is at stake, you need Mr. Tumelty on your side.

For a Free Consultation with a Skilled Atlantic City NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer, Call John W. Tumelty Today

New Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has two conveniently located offices in South Jersey — in Somers Point, Atlantic City and Marmora. A former Atlantic County prosecutor, Mr. Tumelty understands your situation from both sides of the table. He knows how the state will approach your probation violation charges and can bring a motion to dismiss on your behalf. You can rely on him to explain your rights and the legal issues you are facing. He deals personally with each and every client and offers free consultations in all criminal defense cases.

If you are facing probation violation charges or are facing any criminal charge in NJ, you need to act swiftly to protect your rights. Seek the counsel of experienced NJ criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. Contact him now for a free consultation. He is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 609-345-3300.

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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.