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

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.