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

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Sales of alcohol to minors as well as public possession of alcohol by minors are enforced by Minor in Possession laws also known as underaged drinking laws. The passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act (23 U.S.C.A. § 158) in 1984 required all states to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 years of… Continue Reading

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

Certain drugs and other materials that the federal government regulates are categorized as controlled substances. Many times possession or use of these drugs may not be illegal depending on the circumstances such as medical research or obtained through a legal prescription.  Although, if a substance or drug has absolutely no medical benefit, research purpose, or… Continue Reading

Inmate Court Appearances

Inmate Court Appearances

For someone who has already been accused of a crime and is in prison or jail already, you may be curious about appearing in court. It is not always easy for someone who has been convicted or being held in custody to know when they will next have to show up at a court hearing.… Continue Reading

Commonly Overlooked Effects of a DUI

Minimize or Avoid DWI Impacts

The initial legal penalties along with the impacts on your auto insurance and possibly on your job are very consequential. However, many people overlook many of the effects that a DWI/DUI conviction could have. It is critical to consider these effects and to consult with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer who can help you minimize or avoid their impacts.

I am attorney John W. Tumelty, and I have been practicing criminal law and traffic law for more than 25 years in South Jersey. As a former state prosecutor, former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney, I can work strategically and cost-effectively against the aggressive tactics of prosecuting attorneys.

You can minimize or avoid the effects a DWI conviction could have on your driver’s license, your job, your livelihood and your family. Consult with an experienced defense attorney today. Contact me if you have been charged with DWI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey.

Defending You Against Damaging DWI/DUI Consequences

With offices in Atlantic and Cape May counties, I can defend your rights and best interests concerning the gamut of commonly overlooked effects of a DUI conviction, including:

  • A civil lawsuit, if there were damages or injuries involved
  • Harm to others and resulting grief
  • Car repair, if your vehicle was damaged
  • Social stigma
  • Ignition interlock device installation, for a minimum of one year if BAC was tested at .10 or greater, and up to three years on second and subsequent offenses
  • Possible probation

I also work to protect my clients throughout South Jersey from the impacts of DUI on their auto insurance coverage, including greatly increased premiums and possible loss of insurance, and theimpacts on their careers or jobs, including job loss and income loss.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case or to schedule a free initial consultation.

I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County, and I accept Visa and MasterCard for payment of attorney’s fees.

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Nights & Weekends

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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.