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

Commonly Overlooked Effects of a DUI

Minimize or Avoid DWI Impacts

The initial legal penalties along with the impacts on your auto insurance and possibly on your job are very consequential. However, many people overlook many of the effects that a DWI/DUI conviction could have. It is critical to consider these effects and to consult with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer who can help you minimize or avoid their impacts.

I am attorney John W. Tumelty, and I have been practicing criminal law and traffic law for more than 25 years in South Jersey. As a former state prosecutor, former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney, I can work strategically and cost-effectively against the aggressive tactics of prosecuting attorneys.

You can minimize or avoid the effects a DWI conviction could have on your driver’s license, your job, your livelihood and your family. Consult with an experienced defense attorney today. Contact me if you have been charged with DWI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey.

Defending You Against Damaging DWI/DUI Consequences

With offices in Atlantic and Cape May counties, I can defend your rights and best interests concerning the gamut of commonly overlooked effects of a DUI conviction, including:

  • A civil lawsuit, if there were damages or injuries involved
  • Harm to others and resulting grief
  • Car repair, if your vehicle was damaged
  • Social stigma
  • Ignition interlock device installation, for a minimum of one year if BAC was tested at .10 or greater, and up to three years on second and subsequent offenses
  • Possible probation

I also work to protect my clients throughout South Jersey from the impacts of DUI on their auto insurance coverage, including greatly increased premiums and possible loss of insurance, and theimpacts on their careers or jobs, including job loss and income loss.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

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

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.