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

Boating Under the Influence in New Jersey

Atlantic and Cape May County Boating DWI Defense Attorney

In New Jersey, it is illegal to operate a boat under the influence of alcohol. If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated (BWI), you could be facing serious consequences, including loss of your driver’s license and boating license, fines, mandatory alcohol classes and possibly even a prison sentence.

I am John W. Tumelty, a Jersey Shore BWI defense lawyer with 30 years of criminal and traffic law experience. I defend clients from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area, against charges of boating while intoxicated. For a free consultation to discuss your options, contact me today at 609-390-4600.

What Evidence Do the Prosecutors Need to Convict You?

In New Jersey, the legal definition of boating while intoxicated is very similar to driving while intoxicated. In fact, BWI is often referred to as boating DWI. Prosecutors can establish that you were intoxicated based on breath test results or personal observations by police officers.

You can be charged with BWI in New Jersey if you are accused of operating a boat while intoxicated off the Atlantic Coast or in any of the state’s bays or rivers.

I regularly defend both South Jersey residents and visitors against BWI charges. Even if you are a resident of another state, you can still receive serious penalties for a New Jersey BWI conviction. You need a local attorney who is familiar with the local courts and prosecutors.

I am a former prosecutor and have been named a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney. If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated, don’t hesitate to call me at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you against the charges.

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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.