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

Driving While Suspended for DWI in New Jersey

Representing Clients Throughout South Jersey

In New Jersey, a DWI conviction will result in the suspension of your driver’s license. If you drive while you are suspended for DWI, you face enhanced penalties, including jail time. Pleading guilty to driving while suspended is certainly an option, but a decision you may live to regret. You should speak with an experienced DWI defense attorney concerning your case and possible defense for your DWI charges.

I am John W. Tumelty, an attorney who represents people charged with DWI and related charges, including driving while suspended for DWI. When my law firm represents you, I will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome, including the avoidance or minimization of penalties.

Contact me today to discuss your case. I represent clients throughout South Jersey, includingAtlantic County and Cape May County.

Penalties for Driving While Suspended for DWI

The penalties for driving while suspended for DWI in New Jersey are as follows:

First offense — $1,000 fine, additional one to two years’ license suspension and a minimum of 10 days in jail

Second offense — Up to a $10,000 fine, mandatory jail time (180 days to 18 months) and additional license suspension

A second offense is a felony charge. In addition, there are enhanced penalties for driving while suspended for DWI in a school zone.

Minimizing Your Penalties

As your attorney, I will do everything I can to minimize the consequences of the charge. There may be a viable defense to the charge, and in that case, I will seek to obtain a dismissal of the charge. If that does not appear possible, I will work to minimize the penalties you incur.

Contact an Experienced Defense Lawyer

In a free initial consultation, I can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you.  Contact me today at 609-390-4600. I have two offices in the Atlantic City area.

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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.