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

Drunk Driving Accident Defense

What to Do When Involved in an Auto Accident Facing DUI Charges

If you are involved in an auto accident in which you are accused of driving drunk, you are likely to face criminal charges in addition to the traffic charge of DWI (driving while intoxicated). Any time you are facing criminal charges, it’s important to put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Jersey Shore drunk driving accident defense lawyer representing clients from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area. If you are facing criminal or DWI charges after an auto accident, contact me today to schedule a free consultation.

Defending You From Serious Charges

New Jersey takes drunk driving accidents very seriously. If the police investigating the accident suspect you of driving drunk, you may be charged with one or more of the following offenses:

  • Hit-and-run accidents involving DWI: If you are accused of walking or driving away from an accident scene in order to evade blood alcohol testing or for any other reason, you can be charged with the criminal offense of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries.
  • DWI accidents involving injury: If the police believe you recklessly caused an accident in which someone was injured, you can be charged with assault by auto, which is also a criminal offense. Driving while intoxicated is considered a type of recklessness in these cases.
  • Vehicular homicide: If you were involved in an accident in which someone was killed, you may be charged with the very serious crime of vehicular homicide or manslaughter. The standards for this charge are similar to the standards for assault by auto.

If you are charged with a crime, your DWI charges will be put on hold until your criminal case is resolved. I have more than 25 years of experience handling both criminal and DWI cases in New Jersey, and I am prepared to aggressively defend you against any of these charges.

Contact an Atlantic County Alcohol-Related Accident Attorney

For a free initial consultation about what to do when involved in a drunk driving accident in New Jersey, contact me, Atlantic City DWI attorney John W. Tumelty now at 609-390-4600.

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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.