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 and How It Impacts Your Insurance

Will My Auto Insurance Rates Rise After a DUI?

If you are convicted of DWI, your current auto insurance provider will raise your premium costs. Although there is no doubt that your costs will rise, questions remain about how much your premium costs will rise and if your insurance provider will drop your policy. In New Jersey, I have seen close to a 50/50 split over the years in whether drivers who are convicted of DWI lose their auto insurance or not.

Do not take the risk. Consult with an experienced and aggressive Atlantic County DWI defense attorney today. Contact me, attorney John W. Tumelty, if you have been charged with DUI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey for a free initial consultation about your charges.

Real Impacts on Your Ability to Drive

In New Jersey, the effects of DWI on your insurance can be severe detriments to your lifestyle and your career. Your insurance provider could react in one of several ways once it discovers you were convicted of DWI, including:

  • Cancel or decline to renew your policy
  • Restrict coverage provisions
  • Increase your premiums

At a minimum, the provider will increase your premiums. Your next premium could rise by 100 percent or more, and that price could last for two or three years depending on your driving history and payment history.

If your policy is canceled, not renewed or priced out of your budget, you can seek coverage from an insurer that specializes in insuring high-risk drivers. One option is the state of New Jersey insurance program the New Jersey Personal Auto Insurance Plan (PAIP). Such policies, known as nonstandard, usually have higher premiums also.

The impacts are greater than you might think, especially when you consider the hindrance on your ability to drive with freedom and get to work or do your job. Work with a lawyer who has a history of success.

Work With Experience. Protect Your Rights.

I have been practicing criminal and traffic law for more than 25 years in South Jersey. I am a former state prosecutor, a former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney. As your defense attorney, I can protect your rights and strive for your best possible result with a customized, cost-effective strategy.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

Call me today at 609-390-4600 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.  I can be reached 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.