Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

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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Alcohol Treatment Following a DWI Arrest

Representing Clients in Ocean County, Cape May County and Atlantic City

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is important to be proactive and to participate in your defense. One thing you can do to improve your position in court is to obtain alcohol treatment, even if you think you do not have a drinking problem.

I am John W. Tumelty, a DWI lawyer in Atlantic City with more than 25 years of experience. For a free initial DWI consultation, call me at 609-390-4600. I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Why Should I Obtain Alcohol Treatment?

Anyone who is convicted of DWI in New Jersey is required to take a two-day, 12-hour alcohol course. As a part of this course, you will participate in an alcohol evaluation, which could lead to a requirement for further counseling or treatment.

Obtaining DUI/DWI treatment on your own before your case goes to trial sends a message that you are taking the charges seriously and are taking positive steps to change the behavior that led to your arrest. It will never hurt your case and could help you in two ways:

  • It can help with plea bargaining negotiations with the district attorney.
  • If you are convicted, the judge has some discretion on penalties. Obtaining alcohol treatment can be a mitigating factor.

What Types of Alcohol Treatment Programs Are Available?

Three types of alcohol treatment programs:

  • Inpatient treatment, which can take 28 days or longer
  • Intensive outpatient (IOP), which is three hours, three days a week
  • Alcohol consultation programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, which is usually once a month

Contact a DWI Lawyer in Atlantic City

For a free initial consultation about alcohol treatment programs following a DWI arrest, call me today at 609-390-4600, Atlantic City DWI defense attorney John Tumelty.

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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.