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 Driver’s License Suspensions

Atlantic County Suspended License Defense Lawyer

The first thing most people are concerned about when they have been charged with DWI is driver’s license suspension. Losing your license can make it harder to get to work and take your kids to school. If you need to be able to drive for your job, it could even get you fired.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic County DWI  attorney serving clients throughout South Jersey, from Ocean County to Cape May, including the Atlantic City area. If you are worried about losing your license for a DWI charge, don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation. I have more than 30 years of experience in criminal and DWI law. I am a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General with the Division of Criminal Justice and a former Assistant Prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney.

How Long Will Your License Be Suspended if You Are Convicted?

Unlike some other states, New Jersey does not take your license away the moment you are charged with drunk driving. However, if you get convicted of DWI, you will definitely lose your license for a significant amount of time. The following are the basic rules for license suspension:

  • First offense: If you are convicted of a first DWI offense with a blood alcohol content of under .10 percent, your license will be suspended for three months. If your BAC is .10 percent or greater, the judge must suspend your license for between seven and 12 months.
  • Subsequent offense: License suspension penalties are much higher if you already have one or more DWI convictions on your record. A second offense carries a two-year suspension. If you are convicted of a third offense, you will lose your license for 10 years.
  • No special permit: New Jersey does not allow a special hardship permit or license if you are convicted of DWI. You will not be able to get a hardship permit or license that would allow you to drive for work if convicted of DWI.

Can New Jersey Take Away Your License From Another State?

If you are a resident of another state, you could still lose your license after a New Jersey DWI conviction. New Jersey has reciprocity agreements with most other states. Some of these states will impose New Jersey’s license suspension penalties, and others will impose their own.

Whether you are a New Jersey resident or a resident of another state, you need an attorney who is familiar with the local courts and local prosecutors. Contact me today at 609-390-4600 for a free initial consultation to discuss what I can do to help you fight driver’s license suspension in South Jersey. Telephones answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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.