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

DWI Driver’s License Suspensions

Atlantic County Suspended License Defense Lawyer

The first thing most people are concerned about when they have been charged with DWI is driver’s license suspension. Losing your license can make it harder to get to work and take your kids to school. If you need to be able to drive for your job, it could even get you fired.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic County DWI  attorney serving clients throughout South Jersey, from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area. If you are worried about losing your license for a DWI charge, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation. I have more than 30 years of experience in criminal and DWI law. I am a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Criminal Justice and a former Assistant Prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney.

How Long Will Your License Be Suspended if You Are Convicted?

Unlike some other states, New Jersey does not take your license away the moment you are charged with drunk driving. However, if you get convicted of DWI, you will definitely lose your license for a significant amount of time. The following are the basic rules for license suspension:

  • First offense: If you are convicted of a first DWI offense with a blood alcohol content of under .10 percent, your license will be suspended for three months. If your BAC is .10 percent or greater, the judge must suspend your license for between seven and 12 months.
  • Subsequent offense: License suspension penalties are much higher if you already have one or more DWI convictions on your record. A second offense carries a two-year suspension. If you are convicted of a third offense, you will lose your license for 10 years.
  • No special permit: New Jersey does not allow a special hardship permit or license if you are convicted of DWI. You will not be able to get a hardship permit or license that would allow you to drive for work if convicted of DWI.

Can New Jersey Take Away Your License From Another State?

If you are a resident of another state, you could still lose your license after a New Jersey DWI conviction. New Jersey has reciprocity agreements with most other states. Some of these states will impose New Jersey’s license suspension penalties, and others will impose their own.

Whether you are a New Jersey resident or a resident of another state, you need an attorney who is familiar with the local courts and local prosecutors. Contact me today at 609-390-4600 for a free initial consultation to discuss what I can do to help you fight driver’s license suspension in South Jersey. Telephones answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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.