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

School Zone DWI Attorney

Protecting Your Rights, Preserving Your Freedom

DWI penalties in New Jersey are severe enough. But when the DUI offense occurs in a school zone, additional penalties are imposed. You face the possibility of a higher fine, longer license suspension and additional jail time.

The legal issues in a school zone DWI case are more complex than most DWI cases. But there are multiple defenses that may be possible, depending on the exact circumstances of your case. Get legal help from an experienced DWI defense lawyer today.

Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty for a free initial consultation about a school zone DWI case.

Experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney

I am John W. Tumelty, a defense attorney with 30 years of experience handling DWI cases in the Atlantic City area or elsewhere in South Jersey. I work hard to protect my clients’ rights and preserve their freedom, and I will fight for you.

Being unaware of the presence of a school zone is not a defense. However, many other defenses are possible, including lack of probable cause for the police to stop you, inadmissible Alcotest results and others. I will work hard to obtain a positive outcome for you.

Penalties for School Zone DWI

Potential penalties upon conviction for school zone DWI in New Jersey are double those for a regular DWI:

First offense — $500-$800 fine, one to two years’ license suspension and mandatory jail time of up to 60 days

Second offense — $1,000-$2,000 fine, four years’ license suspension and mandatory four to 180 days in jail

Third offense — $2,000 fine, 20 years’ license suspension and mandatory 180 days in jail

You can be charged with school zone DWI if you are arrested within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, on school property or driving through any designated school crosswalk. While many school zones are marked, signs do not have to be present for you to be arrested.

Contact an Attorney

For a free initial consultation with a DWI defense attorney, contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, 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.