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

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.