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

How a DWI May Affect Your Career

Will I Lose My Job After Being Convicted of DWI?

Many employers require workers applying for specific occupations to hold a driver’s license in good status. If your driver’s license status is seen as a liability, your employment opportunities could be greatly reduced. Some occupations require everyday driving. If you are convicted of DWI, you could be in grave risk of losing your job.

DWI/DUI and your job do not go hand-in-hand. You could even be unable to get another job in the same field if you are currently employed as one of the following workers:

  • Truck driver
  • Taxi driver
  • Limousine or private car driver
  • Bus driver
  • Shuttle driver
  • Firefighter
  • Police officer

Several other occupations require employees to have a driver’s license in good status, including civil service and government employees, and some construction, industrial and utility company jobs. Besides DWI, reckless driving conviction, unpaid traffic tickets and other moving violations could contribute to the status of your driver’s license.

Protect your livelihood and minimize the effects a DWI conviction could have on your family. Consult with an experienced and aggressive Atlantic County DUI defense lawyer today. Contact me, attorney John W. Tumelty, if you have been charged with DWI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey.

No Provisional/Hardship License in New Jersey

If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked in New Jersey, there is no way to obtain a license that will allow you to drive a motor vehicle on New Jersey roads until you are eligible to get your license back. And, even after that period, you could be required to have an ignition interlock device(IID) installed in your vehicle.

Recent changes to New Jersey DWI law have made it increasingly likely that an ignition interlock device will be installed. If a valid Alcotest or other blood alcohol content (BAC) test results in a BAC of .15 or higher, or if you have been convicted of more than one DWI in New Jersey, you will be required to have an IID installed on any vehicle you drive.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

I have been practicing criminal and traffic law for 30 years in South Jersey. As a former state prosecutor, former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney, I can provide you with thorough, cost-effective defense.

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

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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.