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

Prescription Medication DUI Lawyer


Contrary to what many people believe, you can be charged with DWI/DUI even if you have not been drinking. If you are stopped while operating a motor vehicle and a blood or urine test detects the presence of prescription drugs in your bloodstream, you can be convicted of DWI, even if you have a prescription for those medications.

There are possible defenses in such cases, however, so do not assume that your case is lost before speaking with an attorney.My name is John W. Tumelty, a former prosecutor who now defends the rights and liberty of people accused of DWI. I have 30 years of experience in this area of law, and I am highly knowledgeable about possible defense strategies in DWI cases. Whenever possible, I work to obtain a dismissal of a charge or reduction to a non-alcohol driving offense. DWI penalties in New Jersey are harsh. Why plead guilty when the charge against you could be overcome? Contact my law firm today for a free initial consultation.

New Jersey DWI/DUI Lawyer

At my law firm, I vigorously defend people accused of prescription drug DWI and drug DWI in the Atlantic City area and elsewhere in South Jersey. I will examine every aspect of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome.

While many of the possible defenses in a prescription medication DWI case are the same as for a regular DWI, some are unique. To stop you and continue the investigation, the officer must have seen something that led him or her to believe that you were not in full control of your vehicle, or that your judgment was impaired. The officer may then subject you to field sobriety tests, and then arrange for an examination by another officer who is a drug recognition expert. That officer may then ask that you subject yourself to a blood or urine test.

There are possible defenses at each stage of the investigation, including lack of probable cause to stop you, improperly performed field sobriety or chemical tests and many others. If your case goes to trial, cross-examination of the state’s toxicological and medical experts may reveal inconsistencies or flaws in the case.

As your lawyer, I will work diligently to defend your rights and freedom at all stages of the legal process.

Contact a Lawyer

For a free initial consultation with a prescription medication DWI lawyer,  call me today at 609-390-4600.

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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.