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

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

Getting Your Probation Reinstated

It is important to know what it means to get your probation reinstated. Getting your probation reinstated means that you have violated your probation in some way, to begin with, and you are now looking to stay on probation after receiving your charge rather than going back to jail. A new violation can be issued for… Continue Reading

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

When Can Lying Be Against the Law?

Yes, lying can actually be against the law. In most scenarios, liars are nothing more than people who avoid problems by not telling the truth, leading other people to simply lose respect for the liar. But in some cases, it can be far worse. There are times when lying can actually be against the law,… Continue Reading

Failure to Report a Crime

Failure to Report a Crime

  In most states, it is legal to simply not report a crime, but there are some exceptions. In some cases, there are states, like Texas, that make it mandatory to report higher offense crimes. Failure to do so could lead to a misdemeanor. In a state like Ohio, it is illegal to not report… 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.