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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Ocean County Criminal Defense 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 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.