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

Drunk Driving Accident Defense

What to Do When Involved in an Auto Accident Facing DUI Charges

If you are involved in an auto accident in which you are accused of driving drunk, you are likely to face criminal charges in addition to the traffic charge of DWI (driving while intoxicated). Any time you are facing criminal charges, it’s important to put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Jersey Shore drunk driving accident defense lawyer representing clients from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area. If you are facing criminal or DWI charges after an auto accident, contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

Defending You From Serious Charges

New Jersey takes drunk driving accidents very seriously. If the police investigating the accident suspect you of driving drunk, you may be charged with one or more of the following offenses:

  • Hit-and-run accidents involving DWI: If you are accused of walking or driving away from an accident scene in order to evade blood alcohol testing or for any other reason, you can be charged with the criminal offense of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries.
  • DWI accidents involving injury: If the police believe you recklessly caused an accident in which someone was injured, you can be charged with assault by auto, which is also a criminal offense. Driving while intoxicated is considered a type of recklessness in these cases.
  • Vehicular homicide: If you were involved in an accident in which someone was killed, you may be charged with the very serious crime of vehicular homicide or manslaughter. The standards for this charge are similar to the standards for assault by auto.

If you are charged with a crime, your DWI charges will be put on hold until your criminal case is resolved. I have more than 25 years of experience handling both criminal and DWI cases in New Jersey, and I am prepared to aggressively defend you against any of these charges.

Contact an Atlantic County Alcohol-Related Accident Attorney

For a free initial consultation about what to do when involved in a drunk driving accident in New Jersey, contact me, Atlantic City DWI attorney John W. Tumelty now at 609-390-4600.

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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.