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

DWI Ignition Interlock Devices

What Are the Chances of Having an Ignition Interlock Device?

An ignition interlock device is a machine that a person convicted of a DWI blows into in order to monitor his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) prior to starting a vehicle. It is typically installed after the driver’s license suspension period is over for a specified amount of time. Recent changes to New Jersey DWI law have made it increasingly likely that an ignition interlock device will be installed in a person’s vehicle after a drunk driving conviction.

In New Jersey, the courts are mandated to require the installation of an ignition interlock device for persons charged with their second or subsequent DWI offense. The courts may also decide to install the ignition device after a first offense on the vehicle principally operated by the offender. The ignition device is mandated in a first-offense DWI if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .15 or higher.

Can You Prevent Having This Device Installed?

Preventing someone from having an ignition interlock device installed involves reviewing the facts of the case and challenging the prosecution’s “proof” that he or she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating the vehicle. I look at everything from whether there was probable cause to stop the car to whether the Alcotest was administered correctly. I will strive to get the case dismissed, or if that is not possible, to show that my client is able to drive safely without the need for the device.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

If you are required to have an interlock device installed in your car, you will not be able to drive anywhere without first blowing into the device. This can be both embarrassing and troublesome.

I have 30 years of legal experience, both as a former state prosecutor and defense attorney. If you have been charged with DWI, don’t hesitate to call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to provide a strong and aggressive driving under the influence defense. I have law offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County.

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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.