Pitman DWI Lawyer
It’s not unusual for people driving through Pitman, New Jersey, to be stopped on suspicion of drunk driving on U.S. Route 322, Interstate 295 and routes 40, 42, 55, 73 and 624. If you have been arrested for DWI in Pitman, call me at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation about defending your case. I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
My name is John W. Tumelty, a local criminal lawyer with 30 years of experience defending people accused of drunk driving. I handle cases throughout Gloucester County, including Pitman and Clayton. The Pitman Municipal Court is located on South Broadway. The honorable J.R. Powell is the judge. The court hears both DWI/traffic and criminal cases.
DUI/DWI Defense in New Jersey
Driving while intoxicated is a traffic rather than a criminal offense in New Jersey. That does not mean that DWI does not have serious consequences. A DWI conviction will result in suspension of your driver’s license and thousands of dollars in costs for high-risk insurance, driver’s license surcharges. If you need to drive for your employment, you may lose your job.
Even if you think you are guilty of drunk driving, there are defenses to DWI charges:
- Challenging the DWI stop: If the police did not have a legal reason to pull you over, the charges may be dismissed.
- Challenging the breath test results: Police mistakes in the Alcotest can result in those results being suppressed.
- Negotiating a plea bargain: Depending on the facts and circumstances, I may be able to negotiate a plea bargain to a less serious traffic offense.
I am a former deputy attorney general with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a former assistant county prosecutor for Atlantic County.
Contact Pitman DUI Attorney W. Tumelty
For a free initial consultation about your rights following a drunk driving arrest, call me, lawyer John W. Tumelty today at 609-390-4600.