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Former State Prosecutor and Criminal Trial Attorney

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Linwood DWI/DUI Attorney

Linwood DWI / DUI attorney John W. Tumelty concentrates his law practice on defending individuals charged with DWI in Atlantic County, including in the city of Linwood.  Defense Attorney John Tumelty is a former State Prosecutor and former Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor.  He has over 30 years of experience handling DWI and other alcohol-related offenses in Atlantic County. Mr. Tumelty is a state-certified criminal trial attorney and is experienced defending against and attacking all aspects of the state’s evidence in a DWI / DUI case.

The Linwood Police Department makes numerous DUI arrests each year. The DWI charges for Linwood are resolved in Northfield Municipal Court. The Northfield Municipal Court is located at 1600 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ. The court administrator is Donna Clark. The presiding judge is the Honorable Michael Blee The municipal court prosecutor is Christopher Lipari, Esquire. The court phone number is 609-927-3110. The court e-mail is

Defenses to a DWI Charge

Do not assume that your DWI charge will automatically result in a conviction and loss of license. There are many ways to challenge and fight a DWI charge. Initially, your lawyer must consider challenging the police officer’s right to stop your car in the first place. You should also consider filing a motion to suppress the evidence attacking the officer’s probable cause for making the arrest. Linwood DUI attorney John W. Tumelty typically files a motion to suppress the Alcotest readings and the admissibility of the test results. Mr. Tumelty is skilled in the Alcotest machine and the certification and calibration documents required to show that the machine was in proper working order. Mr. Tumelty is educated on the National Highway Traffic Safety Guidelines on field sobriety tests. He has years of experience cross-examining Linwood police officers on the proper way to give field sobriety tests. In general, field sobriety tests are not very reliable.

If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI in the city of Linwood, you need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney. Please do not hesitate to call John Tumelty today for an immediate consultation. Mr. Tumelty is available 24/7 and will give you the best defense strategy to avoid a loss of license and DWI conviction. 609-390-4600.

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