Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

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

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Have you been accused of any type of theft allegation in New Jersey? If so, it’s important to realize how the distinction of the crime makes a difference in the type of penalties you might face. The most commonly charged theft crimes in New Jersey are petty theft and grand theft. Grand theft involves crimes… Continue Reading

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

No matter the type of crime that you have been accused of, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. The laws that determine whether you’ll be looking at felony or misdemeanor charges depend on the severity of the crime and two general classes outline the different types… Continue Reading

Atlantic & Cape May County DWI Lawyer Defending Clients Throughout South Jersey

DUI Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Have you been charged with driving while intoxicated, or a DWI in New Jersey? Whether you have a good driving record and no prior convictions for any criminal or traffic offenses, or if you have one or more DWI convictions on your record already, you need an aggressive and experienced Atlantic County lawyer on your side.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic County DUI arrest defense lawyer with more than 25 years of criminal and DWI law experience. I am a former deputy attorney general with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and a former assistant prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I am also a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney. If you have been accused of drunk driving, contact my law firm in Upper Township, New Jersey today for a free consultation.

The penalties for DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) offenses can be very serious. If you’ve been arrested for DUI or DWI in Atlantic City, Ocean City, Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Atlantic CountyCape May County, or another area within New Jersey, you should understand all of the defenses that may be available to you.

These defenses as a DUI or DWI defendant vary. Below is a look at some common DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving cases that I work with and am available 24/7 to take your call.

Answering Your DWI Questions

Did the police have a right to stop my car? Will I be able to get my license back? Will I go to jail? I can answer your questions about any of the following topics:

  • DWI penalties: If you have been charged with DWI, you could be facing serious penalties, especially if you already have a drunk driving conviction on your record.
  • Driver’s license suspension: In New Jersey, if you are convicted of DWI, your driver’s license will definitely be suspended for at least three months and possibly much longer.
  • Blood alcohol content (BAC): One major way that prosecutors prove DWI charges is through test results showing blood alcohol content: the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream.
  • The Alcotest machine: This breath test machine is now used throughout New Jersey in DWI cases, so you need an attorney who understands what it is and how it works.
  • Drunk driving accidents: If you are accused of causing an accident while driving drunk, you may be charged with vehicular assault or homicide in addition to DWI.
  • Boating DWI: In New Jersey, the DWI laws for boating are essentially the same as for driving. I represent many clients who have been charged with boating while intoxicated.
  • Underage DWI: Under New Jersey’s zero tolerance law, if you are under 21 and are caught with any alcohol in your system while driving, you can lose your license.
  • DWI for drugs: A person may be charged with a DWI if he or she is found to be driving under the influence of a narcotic, hallucinogen or other illegal substance.
  • Roadblocks and DWI charges: The police must follow strict guidelines when putting up roadblocks. If you were arrested at a roadblock, I will carefully investigate the procedures followed by the police department in an effort to challenge the legality of the roadblock.
  • Breath test refusal: If you refused to take the Alcotest, you could be charged with breath test refusal, a separate offense from DWI that also carries serious penalties.
  • Ignition interlock devices: The court may order the use of ignition interlock devices for first-time offenders and is required to issue these devices for second or subsequent DWI offenses.
  • DWI court process: I will aggressively protect your interests at all stages of the DWI court process.
  • No hardship permits: New Jersey does not allow any type of special driving permit if you are found guilty of a DWI offense. A potential loss of driver’s license is a harsh penalty. You need an aggressive attorney who knows how to successfully defend a DWI case to save your license.

When it comes to investigating your case and preparing your DWI/DUI defense, time is of the essence. Don’t hesitate to contact me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you against New Jersey drunk driving charges. I have offices in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

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Atlantic County Offices

JOHN W. TUMELTY
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
CRIMINAL LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN TUMELTY
DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN TUMELTY
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
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.