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

DWI Accidents Involving Injuries

Getting a DWI in Connection with an Accident in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey imposes harsh penalties in DWI cases involving injuries. For example, the charge of assault by automobile carries a potential prison sentence of 18 months to five years. Conviction on an aggravated assault by automobile charge (greater than .15 blood alcohol content or reckless driving behavior) carries a potential five- to 10-year prison sentence.

If you have been charged with DWI in connection with an accident, you need effective defense representation. The stakes are too high not to place your case in the hands of an experienced attorney.

My name is John W. Tumelty, an attorney with more than 25 years of experience handling DWI cases, both as a prosecutor and as a defense advocate. I have defended numerous clients charged with DWI in connection with accidents involving injuries. I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation. I have two offices in the Atlantic City area.

South Jersey Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Generally speaking, the more serious the injuries, the more serious the charge. But there are defenses in any vehicular assault case. I will examine every aspect of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome for you.

DWI vehicular assault case is really two cases in one — a DWI case and a traffic violation case. The state must show that you were impaired while driving, but it must also show that your driving behavior was “reckless.” When representing you, I will attempt to attack on both fronts. Some of the many questions I will ask include:

  • Were the blood or breath tests performed properly?
  • Were the blood samples handled properly?
  • What was your real blood alcohol content at the time of the collision?
  • Did your driving behavior cause the accident, or was someone else at fault?

The answers to these and other questions could be the key to obtaining a dismissal of the charge or other positive outcome.

Aggressively Defending Your Rights and Liberty

When investigating a DWI case, time is critical. Call me today to discuss your case. My law firm will aggressively represent you at all stages of the legal process.

Contact a Lawyer

For a free initial consultation about a DWI accident involving injuries, contact me today at 609-390-4600.  I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County.

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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.