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

What Are the Stop and Frisk Laws in New Jersey?

Among the more controversial situations affecting the police and the public these days is confusion surrounding stop and frisk laws. Stop and frisk is a controversial move that has led to allegations of harassment and even racial profiling. Stop and frisk is a method used by police that allows an officer, with reasonable suspicion, to… Continue Reading

What is Sexting and When Does It Become a Crime?

Sexting is the act of sending or receiving nude or sexually explicit images or video through an electronic device such as a phone or computer. While largely attributed to teens and younger adults, the popularity and accessibility of electronic devices and smartphones has resulted in sexting even amongst older adults. Sexting is often consensual between… Continue Reading

Learn More About Attempted Murder Charges in New Jersey

Far and away the most severe crime a person could commit is murder. The act of taking someone’s life is punishable by some of the worst penalties legally possible. Murder is so serious, that even attempter murder holds high penalties and even jail time. Attempted murder is defined as a canceled or failed attempt to… Continue Reading

Blood and Urine Tests for Alcohol and Drugs

Fighting to Challenge the DUI Charges Against You

Drunk driving accidents involving serious injuries and DWI for drug arrests are typically the only cases in which blood and urine samples are taken. In addition, if you or a loved one fought with a police officer, assaulted a police officer during a DWI arrest or refused to take the Alcotest (breath test), the prosecution may desire to prove intoxication with the results of a blood or urine test.

While the results of such tests seem to be very damaging evidence at first, an experienced DWI defense lawyer can still provide you with options in defending your case against such evidence. If you have been charged with DWI, breath test refusal or DWI for drugs, and a blood or urine test is the main evidence in the case against you, consult with me immediately.

I am John W. Tumelty. I am an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney, and I can fight to challenge the charges against you. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I can work strategically and cost-effectively against the aggressive tactics of prosecuting attorneys.

I have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a DWI case. My representation can help you minimize or avoid the consequences you face.

Blood and Urinalysis Tests Are Not Conclusive

These supposedly rock-solid tests do not always stand up to heavy scrutiny. An attorney like me, with familiarity and working knowledge of testing procedures and reliability, can advocate aggressively to have the test results thrown out as evidence.

  • The presence of a narcotic, marijuana or other illicit drug in your blood or urine is not necessarily proof that the drug was affecting or impairing your ability to drive a motor vehicle at the time of arrest.
  • The presence of only trace amounts of alcohol or other drugs in your system can help to reduce the consequences of the charges against you or get the charges dismissed.
  • The blood or urine may not have been properly refrigerated and secured prior to transport to the state lab.
  • The chain of possession may not have been properly preserved.
  • Laboratory errors and clerical mistakes can also reveal improper or flawed procedures.

Combined with the proper knowledge of these tests, the right legal strategy can, at minimum, reduce the penalties you face. I thoroughly analyze test results, lab records, the arresting circumstances and the administration of blood and urine tests. Your results could have been impacted by a number of variables.

Contact an Assertive South Jersey DUI Attorney Today

Call me today at 609-390-4600 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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.