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

Got A Protection Order Against You? Here Is What You Need to Know

Having a protection order established by the court by an alleged victim can have significant consequences for the person named in the order. Violating this order could prove problematic for any criminal case as well as any civil cases that could be pending at the same time, such as a contested child custody issue. How… Continue Reading

Arson Charges and Their Associated Degrees

Arson has a number of different types of degrees assessed with the severity of the crime and the facts of the specific circumstance will dictate which type of charge you may be facing. In general, arson refers to the willful, intentional or active burning of a building or other structure. You may also be accused… Continue Reading

BAC — Blood Alcohol Content in New Jersey

The Role of Blood Alcohol Content with NJ DUI Cases

Blood alcohol content (BAC) — the percentage of alcohol in a person’s blood — plays a very important role in New Jersey DWI cases. If you have been charged with drunk driving based on a high BAC reading from a breath test or a blood test, you should talk to an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

I am John W. Tumelty, a DWI defense lawyer representing clients in Atlantic County, Cape May County and other counties throughout South Jersey. I am a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Criminal Justice and a former Assistant Prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office with more than 25 years of experience with criminal and DWI cases. To learn more about the impact of blood alcohol content on your case, contact me today for a free consultation.

Understanding the Consequences of a High BAC Level

Blood alcohol content is by far the most common type of evidence used by prosecutors in New Jersey DWI cases. The police generally obtain BAC readings by using the Alcotest machine to administer breath tests, though occasionally, they use blood and urine tests instead.

In New Jersey, as in almost every other state, the adult blood alcohol limit is .08 percent. If the prosecutor can prove that your BAC was .08 percent or higher, you can be convicted of DWI.

If you are convicted of driving with a blood alcohol content of .10 percent or higher, you may face harsher penalties, including higher fines and longer license suspension. If you are under 21 years old, you can be convicted of underage DWI for driving with a BAC as low as .01 percent.

Scrutinizing the Evidence Against You in Your DWI Case

None of the devices used to measure blood alcohol content are foolproof. At the same time, BAC is not the only type of evidence that can be used to convict someone of DWI. You can also be convicted based on field sobriety tests and officers’ observations of your driving and physical condition.

If you hire me to defend you against DWI charges, I will carefully evaluate all of the evidence against you to identify opportunities to successfully defend against the charge and save your license. Don’t hesitate to call me today at 609-390-4600 to get an experienced DWI defense lawyer working on your case now.

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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.