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 to Do If You’re Arrested

If you’re ever accused of a crime, it’s important to do the following: #1: Stay silent. Recognize that it’s your legal right not to answer questions at this time. Police want you to converse and hope you’ll admit the crime. In this scenario, tell the officer you’re invoking the right not to speak and that… Continue Reading

When is Evidence Illegally Obtained?

Several types of evidence fall under the scope of laws pertaining to illegally obtained evidence. Occasionally, evidence that may either greatly harm or help a side in a legal argument is presented. However, the evidence, regardless of relevance, may be inadmissible. That’s because the way in which the evidence was obtained is as important as… Continue Reading

What is a Formal Arraignment?

The court process in the state of New Jersey may not be as simple as it seems on the surface. Though many believe that going to court is a one and done situation, there is a process to it that is more complex than that. Among the many steps involved is what is called a… Continue Reading

Commercial Driver DWI Attorney in New Jersey

Consequences of a CDL DUI

Drivers of commercial vehicles face penalties that can have much more substantial life impacts than many other people charged with DWI. Even if you were arrested for DWI in your own personal vehicle, you face the suspension of your driver’s license and your commercial driver’s license (CDL). A DWI conviction on your driving record will affect your employability.

If You Are Convicted of DWI

Beyond the New Jersey DWI penalties, commercial vehicle drivers are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA), which defines DUI/DWI as a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 percent.

  • First DWI conviction in a passenger vehicle:
    • Three- to 12-month driver’s license suspension
    • One-year suspension of CDL
  • Second DWI conviction in a passenger vehicle:
    • Two-year driver’s license suspension
    • Permanently revoked CDL

Following suspension of your license, you might find it difficult to find another job, given the DWI conviction on your driving record. An experienced lawyer on your side is indispensable.

Contact me immediately if you were arrested for DWI in New Jersey. I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced and aggressive commercial driver DWI attorney in Atlantic City. 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 prepare an effective and efficient defense for your best possible result.

CDL DUI Attorney — Atlantic County and Cape May County

Saving your CDL is not a simple task. It is critical to your livelihood to consult with a knowledgeable defense attorney right away. In addition to federal DWI charges, you will be facing New Jersey DWI charges if your BAC was .08 percent or greater.

As a commercial driver, the impacts of DWI go beyond your insurance and your ability to drive for personal reasons. Driving is your job, your career and your source of income. The reverberations of a DWI conviction could be devastating.

As your attorney, I can help you protect your driver’s license, your job and your freedom. I will thoroughly examine the circumstances of the traffic stop, probable cause for arrest, Alcotest results, police interrogation tactics, and several other important aspects of your case. I will challenge state’s evidence, incorporate expert witness testimony and fight for your rights.

Contact My South Jersey Office Today

Call me today to discuss your case or schedule a free initial consultation. Call 609-390-4600.

I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County, and I accept Visa and MasterCard for payment of attorney’s fees.

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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.