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

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

It is important to know what it means to get your probation reinstated. Getting your probation reinstated means that you have violated your probation in some way, to begin with, and you are now looking to stay on probation after receiving your charge rather than going back to jail. A new violation can be issued for… Continue Reading

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

Yes, lying can actually be against the law. In most scenarios, liars are nothing more than people who avoid problems by not telling the truth, leading other people to simply lose respect for the liar. But in some cases, it can be far worse. There are times when lying can actually be against the law,… Continue Reading

Failure to Report a Crime

Failure to Report a Crime

  In most states, it is legal to simply not report a crime, but there are some exceptions. In some cases, there are states, like Texas, that make it mandatory to report higher offense crimes. Failure to do so could lead to a misdemeanor. In a state like Ohio, it is illegal to not report… Continue Reading

DWI Defense and Prosecution Methods

Understanding DWI Defense in South Jersey

Going into defending your case against a DWI charge, it is important to gain an understanding of the basics of DWI defense and prosecution methods. For the best opportunity of success, working with a highly skilled, thoroughly experienced lawyer who has in-depth knowledge of and perspective from both sides of DWI cases is your best option.

I am John W. Tumelty. I have been handling criminal and traffic law cases throughout New Jersey for 30 years. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, my experience and resources are your assets in DWI defense.

Well-Prepared and Aggressive DWI Defense in Atlantic City

State and county prosecutors often assume guilt before negotiations have even begun. Prosecutors are striving for convictions and significant sentences. I work aggressively to protect your rights, your driver’s license and your freedom.

Every piece of the state’s evidence can be challenged. Your particular situation determines the customized defense I will craft for your case. You deserve vigorous defense of your rights, your freedom and your driver’s license. If necessary, I can obtain assistance from expert forensic, law enforcement and medical witnesses to challenge the evidence against you.

Please see my brief review of some common defenses that can benefit your case:

  • The probable cause to pull your vehicle over can be challenged by an experienced attorney.
  • Field sobriety tests are not foolproof. Full evaluation of footage of these tests by an informed attorney who knows what errors to look for can provide your case with several points to challenge.
  • Improper and incomplete readings of your Miranda rights to you along with an 11-paragraph standard statement informing you of the New Jersey implied consent statute requiring you to take the Alcotest (breath test) can be grounds for reduced sentencing or dismissal of test results in your case.
  • DWI charges for drugs are extremely subjective.
    • The problems with the battery of tests administered by drug recognition expert (DRE) police officers are numerous. Positive results are not necessarily evidence of illicit drug impairment, and the presence of a narcotic or marijuana in your blood or urine test is far from proof that the drug was affecting you at the time of arrest.
    • Breathalyzer or Alcotest evidence can be challenged. It is possible for an experienced DWI attorney to challenge the admissibility and reliability of a breath test reading.
    • Blood Test Evidence can be challenged, including the prosecutor’s ability to use such evidence in trial.

Contact a Thorough South Jersey DUI Attorney Today

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 and Cape May counties, 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.