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

Did the Police Have a Right to Stop My Car?

The Rights of Police When Pulling Over a Vehicle for DUI/DWI

In New Jersey, the police are not allowed to pull over a car unless there is probable cause for the traffic offense or equipment violation. “I knew something was up,” and “There was something fishy,” are not good reasons to stop a car. If you have been charged with a DWI, challenging the traffic stop is one possible defense strategy that can help you avoid serious penalties.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City DWI defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience. I defend clients from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area, against drunk driving charges. If you have been pulled over for DUI/DWI and believe it was an illegal stop, contact my law firm to discuss your case and legal options.

Challenging Probable Cause

One way to minimize DWI penalties is to challenge probable cause for the traffic stop. I look at the facts to determine if the police really had a legitimate basis to stop my client’s car. I file a motion to suppress the evidence challenging the police officer’s right to stop the vehicle. This may result in the suppression of all DWI evidence obtained as result of the car stop, and it can lead to dismissal of the case.

Some of the facts I consider include:

  • Was my client’s car swerving across the highway lines?
  • Was the car in working condition? Did all the lights work? Was there anything dragging from the vehicle?
  • Was my client following traffic rules?
  • What reason did the police officer give to my client when he or she pulled the car over?

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

Call me today to discuss your DWI defense options today at 609-390-4600. Free initial consultation.

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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.