Clayton DWI Lawyer
Criminal Defense Lawyer & Former Prosecutor, John Tumelty
County routes 47 and 55 in Clayton, New Jersey, are roads where local police make frequent DWI stops. If you have been charged with drunk driving after being stopped by police in Clayton, call me at 609-390-4600 for a free evaluation of your case. I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
My name is John W. Tumelty, a local defense attorney with 30 years of experience defending people accused of drunk driving. I handle cases throughout Gloucester County, including Clayton and Paulsboro. The Clayton Municipal Court is located on Delsea Drive. The court hears traffic and DWI/DUI cases.
Do I Have a Defense Against DUI Charges?
Many people plead guilty to DWI charges because they had been drinking and did fail the breath test. However, the consequences of pleading guilty to a DWI are very serious.
- You will lose your driver’s license for seven months to a year.
- When your license is reinstated, you will pay a $1,000 per year surcharge for three years.
- You will have to pay high-risk auto insurance.
A DWI conviction will stay on your record. If you receive a second conviction within 10 years, the penalties will increase substantially. For this reason, it’s important to avoid getting a first DWI conviction.
Even if you think you are guilty of drunk driving, there are always DWI defenses. As a former prosecutor, attorney John W. Tumelty knows how to identify weaknesses in the state’s case that can open the door for a favorable plea bargain, dismissal of the charges or a not-guilty verdict at trial.
Contact Clayton DUI Lawyer John W. Tumelty
For a free initial consultation about your rights following a drunk driving arrest, call me now at 609-390-4600.