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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 30 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 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 outcomes.

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.

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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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