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

DWI Accidents Involving Injuries

Getting a DWI in Connection with an Accident in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey imposes harsh penalties in DWI cases involving injuries. For example, the charge of assault by automobile carries a potential prison sentence of 18 months to five years. Conviction on an aggravated assault by automobile charge (greater than .15 blood alcohol content or reckless driving behavior) carries a potential five- to 10-year prison sentence.

If you have been charged with DWI in connection with an accident, you need effective defense representation. The stakes are too high not to place your case in the hands of an experienced attorney.

My name is John W. Tumelty, an attorney with more than 25 years of experience handling DWI cases, both as a prosecutor and as a defense advocate. I have defended numerous clients charged with DWI in connection with accidents involving injuries. I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation. I have two offices in the Atlantic City area.

South Jersey Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Generally speaking, the more serious the injuries, the more serious the charge. But there are defenses in any vehicular assault case. I will examine every aspect of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome for you.

DWI vehicular assault case is really two cases in one — a DWI case and a traffic violation case. The state must show that you were impaired while driving, but it must also show that your driving behavior was “reckless.” When representing you, I will attempt to attack on both fronts. Some of the many questions I will ask include:

  • Were the blood or breath tests performed properly?
  • Were the blood samples handled properly?
  • What was your real blood alcohol content at the time of the collision?
  • Did your driving behavior cause the accident, or was someone else at fault?

The answers to these and other questions could be the key to obtaining a dismissal of the charge or other positive outcome.

Aggressively Defending Your Rights and Liberty

When investigating a DWI case, time is critical. Call me today to discuss your case. My law firm will aggressively represent you at all stages of the legal process.

Contact a Lawyer

For a free initial consultation about a DWI accident involving injuries, contact me today at 609-390-4600.  I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County.

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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.