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

Driving While Suspended for DWI in New Jersey

Representing Clients Throughout South Jersey

In New Jersey, a DWI conviction will result in the suspension of your driver’s license. If you drive while you are suspended for DWI, you face enhanced penalties, including jail time. Pleading guilty to driving while suspended is certainly an option, but a decision you may live to regret. You should speak with an experienced DWI defense attorney concerning your case and possible defense for your DWI charges.

I am John W. Tumelty, an attorney who represents people charged with DWI and related charges, including driving while suspended for DWI. When my law firm represents you, I will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome, including the avoidance or minimization of penalties.

Contact me today to discuss your case. I represent clients throughout South Jersey, includingAtlantic County and Cape May County.

Penalties for Driving While Suspended for DWI

The penalties for driving while suspended for DWI in New Jersey are as follows:

First offense — $1,000 fine, additional one to two years’ license suspension and a minimum of 10 days in jail

Second offense — Up to a $10,000 fine, mandatory jail time (180 days to 18 months) and additional license suspension

A second offense is a felony charge. In addition, there are enhanced penalties for driving while suspended for DWI in a school zone.

Minimizing Your Penalties

As your attorney, I will do everything I can to minimize the consequences of the charge. There may be a viable defense to the charge, and in that case, I will seek to obtain a dismissal of the charge. If that does not appear possible, I will work to minimize the penalties you incur.

Contact an Experienced Defense Lawyer

In a free initial consultation, I can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you.  Contact me today at 609-390-4600. I have two offices in the Atlantic City area.

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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.