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

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Sales of alcohol to minors as well as public possession of alcohol by minors are enforced by Minor in Possession laws also known as underaged drinking laws. The passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act (23 U.S.C.A. § 158) in 1984 required all states to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 years of… Continue Reading

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

Certain drugs and other materials that the federal government regulates are categorized as controlled substances. Many times possession or use of these drugs may not be illegal depending on the circumstances such as medical research or obtained through a legal prescription.  Although, if a substance or drug has absolutely no medical benefit, research purpose, or… Continue Reading

Inmate Court Appearances

Inmate Court Appearances

For someone who has already been accused of a crime and is in prison or jail already, you may be curious about appearing in court. It is not always easy for someone who has been convicted or being held in custody to know when they will next have to show up at a court hearing.… Continue Reading

Ocean County DWI/DUI Attorney

Ocean County is known for its many fine beaches and relaxed lifestyle. Unfortunately, police issue many DWI citations to visitors and residents of the area.

If you have been arrested for DUI, the first thing you need to know is that the citation you have received is more than a simple traffic ticket. If you are convicted, you will lose your driver’s license for a period of time, you may have to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, and you may even go to jail. In addition, your DWI conviction will stay on your record. A subsequent DUI conviction in New Jersey or any other state will result in harsher penalties.

There are many potential defenses however. With an experienced advocate on your side, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense.

I am John W. Tumelty, a criminal defense attorney with 30 years of experience handling DWI cases. I aggressively defend the rights and freedom of my clients, working hard to obtain the best possible outcome for every client.

Call my office today for a free initial consultation at 609-390-4600.

Aggressive Defense of DWI Charges

In a DWI case, there may be one or more ways to overcome the charge. The police must have probable cause to stop your vehicle. The officer must follow proper procedures when investigating you and performing field sobriety tests. The breath test machine must be in proper working order and the tests must be administered correctly.

At my law firm, I aggressively defend people arrested for DWI in Ocean County, Atlantic County, and other parts of South Jersey. I will work tirelessly to obtain positive results for you.

Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Serving South Jersey

You can learn more about the defense of DWI charges in Ocean County by following the links below:

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For a free initial consultation with an experienced Ocean County DWI attorney, contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty at 609-390-4600.

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Office Locations

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
539 S Shore Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
609.390.4600
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
3318 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.385.4221
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
100 E Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.277.2786
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
822 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Office Locations

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
539 S Shore Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
609.390.4600
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
3318 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.385.4221
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
100 E Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.277.2786
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
822 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
609.277.2786

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.