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

The Impacts of DWI in New Jersey

The Costly Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Atlantic County

The legal penalties of a DWI conviction entail costly consequences, including loss of your driver’s license and possible jail time, but a DWI conviction has further impacts on your life. To avoid such impacts on your auto insurance, your job and your livelihood, it pays off to retain professional legal representation from a lawyer you can trust.

The impacts are greater than you might initially expect. Insurance carriers commonly completely drop insurance for individuals who have been convicted of DWI. Without insurance, it is illegal for you to drive. You would have to apply for coverage under the New Jersey Personal Auto Insurance Plan (PAIP), which is “high risk” auto insurance designed for drivers with DMV points or accidents and who are not eligible for private auto insurance.

Additionally, if your license is suspended in New Jersey, you do not have the option of obtaining a provisional/hardship license to drive in New Jersey. If your job depends on your ability to drive, the loss of your license could have devastating consequences.

Contact me, attorney John W. Tumelty, today if you have been charged with DWI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey.

I can examine your case thoroughly and advocate vigorously to help you keep your driver’s license. As your defense attorney, I will work on your behalf to minimize or avoid all potential impacts of a DWI, including:

  • Impacts on your insurance
  • Impacts on your career/job
  • Other commonly overlooked effects such as:
    • A civil lawsuit, if there were damages or injuries involved
    • Harm to others and resulting grief
    • Car repair
    • Social stigma
    • Ignition interlock device installation
    • Possible probation

Gain Protection, Reduce the Impacts of DWI, Keep Your Driver’s License

Your legal rights deserve protection. Upfront, it may seem that retaining legal representation from a highly qualified professional is expensive, but if you consider the high costs of the penalties (fines, jail time, community service, and installation and monthly payments on an ignition interlock device) along with the exhaustive negative impacts of DWI, hiring an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney to fight the charges against you is vital to your livelihood.

I have been practicing criminal and traffic law for more than 30 years in South Jersey. I am a former state prosecutor, a former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney. I can work efficiently and effectively for your best possible result.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case or to schedule your free initial consultation.

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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.