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Former State Prosecutor and Criminal Trial Attorney

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Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

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Experienced for over 30 years

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Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Hit & Run Attorney Serving Atlantic & Cape May County

How To Handle Being Charged with Leaving An Accident Scene

Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious matter in New Jersey. Traffic laws are designed to encourage responsible motor vehicle operation; this includes remaining at the scene of an accident. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences which can include:

  • Mandatory driver’s license suspension
  • Fines
  • Jail

To successfully prosecute this charge against someone, the government must prove a number of points including:

  • That it was you who was operating the vehicle
  • That you knew or should have known that an accident occurred

Someone else may have been operating your motor vehicle at the time of the accident. Also, very minor accidents can happen without the driver noticing, for example, while backing up in a parking lot.

Exceptional Criminal Defense From a Former Prosecutor With More Than 30 Years of Experience

I am criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty. I will make the state fight to prove every point they need to prove for a successful case. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I have also prosecuted cases in the New Jersey Attorney General’s office and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s office.

I rely on my experience as a prosecutor to help me understand how your case will be handled by the other side. That perspective on how a prosecutor may approach a case can be invaluable to securing the best possible resolution to your case.

Contact Atlantic County Accident Lawyer John W. Tumelty

When you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, you need to ensure that your rights receive the full protection they deserve. My decades of experience and the knowledge I have acquired both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney allow me to provide my clients with an exceptional defense against traffic violations in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood, or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation with defense attorney John Tumelty, call 609-390-4600 today.

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