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

3 Examples of Casino Theft in Atlantic City

What do you do when you visit Atlantic City? Visit the casinos, of course! Gambling is a fun time for people who do it responsibly. However, just like in other aspects of life, people try to cheat the casino system every day. Casino theft is a very serious crime that could lead you to fines… Continue Reading

The Right to Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Discovery

In the same way laws and penalties govern our people, there are rules in place that need to be adhered to once someone commits a crime. The justice system has procedures in place with rules that govern how to decide if an accused is guilty or not. One of the rules is that a person… Continue Reading

Criminal Indictment

You may have seen the word “indictment” a time or two before. You might have seen it as part of a front-page newspaper headline or on the local news, but do you actually know what an indictment is or what it means? Indictments Used for Federal Crimes An indictment is basically a formal accusation of… 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 30 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.