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

Atlantic City DUI Defense Lawyer for Fatal Accidents

Aggressive Defense of Vehicular Homicide Charges

Potential penalties for a DWI related vehicular homicide in New Jersey are exceedingly harsh. If you face such a charge, you need an aggressive and experienced DUI lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

I am John W. Tumelty, a defense attorney and former prosecutor with 30 years of experience in criminal law. I have extensive trial experience, and I am certified as a trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. When defending you, my law firm will work tirelessly to get the desired outcome.

You are facing the biggest challenge of your life. I will stand by you during this difficult time, fighting for your rights and freedom.

Contact me today to schedule your free initial consultation.

A Comprehensive Defense Effort

As your attorney, I will examine every aspect of your case, looking for flaws in the state’s case. This could include investigations by an accident reconstruction professional, a toxicologist or forensic chemist, and other professionals. In particular, I will review the blood, urine or breath test results, as well as other evidence.

The standards for conviction in a vehicular homicide case are similar to those in a DWI accident involving injuries. The state must show that you were not only drunk, but also “reckless” in your driving behavior. I will leave no stone unturned when representing you.

New Jersey Alcohol-Related Accident Attorney

Before entering private practice, I served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Atlantic County. In that position and as a defense attorney, I handled numerous drunk driving accident cases. I aggressively defend people accused of DWI-related charges throughout South Jersey, including Ocean County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County and Cape May County.

I will fight for your rights and freedom, every step of the way.

Contact an Atlantic City Lawyer Today

For a free initial consultation with a fatal DWI accident defense lawyer, contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today at 609-390-4600.  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.