Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

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

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Grand Theft or Petty Theft in NJ: Which Charge Applies?

Have you been accused of any type of theft allegation in New Jersey? If so, it’s important to realize how the distinction of the crime makes a difference in the type of penalties you might face. The most commonly charged theft crimes in New Jersey are petty theft and grand theft. Grand theft involves crimes… Continue Reading

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Laws in New Jersey

No matter the type of crime that you have been accused of, it is imperative to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney immediately. The laws that determine whether you’ll be looking at felony or misdemeanor charges depend on the severity of the crime and two general classes outline the different types… Continue Reading

Out-of-State Drivers DUI Defense Lawyer

Living Out-of-State with a DWI in New Jersey

DWI charges in New Jersey must be represented by an in-state DWI defense attorney. If you do not live in the state but you were arrested for DWI in New Jersey, you need local representation to manage the aggressive defense of your case. Mitigation and avoidance of penalties and consequences depends on experienced and dedicated representation. All East Coast states have interstate agreements to enforce motor vehicle laws state by state.

I am John W. Tumelty, a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. My 30 years of experience in traffic and criminal law includes more than 15 years of experience defending individuals against the strict penalties and consequences of DWI conviction in New Jersey.

If you were arrested for DWI in New Jersey, contact me immediately. You need expedient and effective representation from an Atlantic City out-of-state drivers DUI defense lawyer focused on South Jersey cases.

Can DWI in New Jersey Affect My Home State Driving Record?

Yes, reciprocity between states allows the New Jersey DMV to notify your home state DMV of your DWI conviction. Once notified, it is at the discretion of your home state DMV to suspend your driver’s license. The New Jersey courts can only suspend your driver’s license validity in New Jersey.

As your attorney, I will take every opportunity to prevent the loss of your driver’s license. I will challenge all appropriate aspects of the case against you that might contain defects, including probable cause at the initial traffic stop, evaluation of the field sobriety tests, breath test results, police questioning and interrogation methods, and other intoxication evidence assertions.

I will aggressively cross-examine witnesses, including police officers and expert witnesses employed by the prosecution. You deserve serious defense, and I will incorporate expert testimony in your defense, if necessary.

If a court trial is necessary, you will be required to appear at your court date, following arraignment. This second court date is typically four to eight weeks after arraignment. I can work vigorously to minimize the charges against you and help you avoid the associated penalties and life impacts.

Contact My South Jersey Office

Call or e-mail my law firm today to discuss your case or schedule a free initial consultation. Call me at  609-390-4600.

I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County, and I accept Visa and MasterCard for payment of attorney’s fees.

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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.