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

Boating Under the Influence in New Jersey

Atlantic and Cape May County Boating DWI Defense Attorney

In New Jersey, it is illegal to operate a boat under the influence of alcohol. If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated (BWI), you could be facing serious consequences, including loss of your driver’s license and boating license, fines, mandatory alcohol classes and possibly even a prison sentence.

I am John W. Tumelty, a Jersey Shore BWI defense lawyer with 30 years of criminal and traffic law experience. I defend clients from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area, against charges of boating while intoxicated. For a free consultation to discuss your options, contact me today at 609-390-4600.

What Evidence Do the Prosecutors Need to Convict You?

In New Jersey, the legal definition of boating while intoxicated is very similar to driving while intoxicated. In fact, BWI is often referred to as boating DWI. Prosecutors can establish that you were intoxicated based on breath test results or personal observations by police officers.

You can be charged with BWI in New Jersey if you are accused of operating a boat while intoxicated off the Atlantic Coast or in any of the state’s bays or rivers.

I regularly defend both South Jersey residents and visitors against BWI charges. Even if you are a resident of another state, you can still receive serious penalties for a New Jersey BWI conviction. You need a local attorney who is familiar with the local courts and prosecutors.

I am a former prosecutor and have been named a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney. If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated, don’t hesitate to call me at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you against the charges.

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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.