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

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

Criminal Assault

A general definition for criminal assault is an act that threatens someone with physical harm. The word “threatens” is important because it highlights that physical harm does not need to result for it to be considered criminal assault. Now, criminal assault specifics can vary a bit from state to state, so a local criminal defense… Continue Reading

Basics of Criminal Law

Many who feel educated on criminal defense really only know what they have seen on television or in movies. And while television and movies do a good job of getting the story across, they do not touch on everything that would happen in a real life case. If you have been arrested and are facing… Continue Reading

Blood and Urine Tests for Alcohol and Drugs

Fighting to Challenge the DUI Charges Against You

Drunk driving accidents involving serious injuries and DWI for drug arrests are typically the only cases in which blood and urine samples are taken. In addition, if you or a loved one fought with a police officer, assaulted a police officer during a DWI arrest or refused to take the Alcotest (breath test), the prosecution may desire to prove intoxication with the results of a blood or urine test.

While the results of such tests seem to be very damaging evidence at first, an experienced DWI defense lawyer can still provide you with options in defending your case against such evidence. If you have been charged with DWI, breath test refusal or DWI for drugs, and a blood or urine test is the main evidence in the case against you, consult with me immediately.

I am John W. Tumelty. I am an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney, and I can fight to challenge the charges against you. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I can work strategically and cost-effectively against the aggressive tactics of prosecuting attorneys.

I have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a DWI case. My representation can help you minimize or avoid the consequences you face.

Blood and Urinalysis Tests Are Not Conclusive

These supposedly rock-solid tests do not always stand up to heavy scrutiny. An attorney like me, with familiarity and working knowledge of testing procedures and reliability, can advocate aggressively to have the test results thrown out as evidence.

  • The presence of a narcotic, marijuana or other illicit drug in your blood or urine is not necessarily proof that the drug was affecting or impairing your ability to drive a motor vehicle at the time of arrest.
  • The presence of only trace amounts of alcohol or other drugs in your system can help to reduce the consequences of the charges against you or get the charges dismissed.
  • The blood or urine may not have been properly refrigerated and secured prior to transport to the state lab.
  • The chain of possession may not have been properly preserved.
  • Laboratory errors and clerical mistakes can also reveal improper or flawed procedures.

Combined with the proper knowledge of these tests, the right legal strategy can, at minimum, reduce the penalties you face. I thoroughly analyze test results, lab records, the arresting circumstances and the administration of blood and urine tests. Your results could have been impacted by a number of variables.

Contact an Assertive South Jersey DUI Attorney Today

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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.