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 First Offense in New Jersey

Serious Penalties Associated with a First Offense DUI

In New Jersey, DWI/DUI is charged as a traffic offense, but that does not lessen the severity of the charge. Even on a first offense DWI, you could face serious penalties, including:

  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $4,105
  • Possible jail time up to 30 days and probation
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle
  • Alcohol education classes
  • Increased auto insurance premiums or loss of insurance
  • Job loss

Driving a motor vehicle or a boat with a BAC of .08 percent or higher is considered driving while intoxicated. Consult with an experienced and proactive lawyer immediately if you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI. Consequences increase in severity at BAC levels above .1 percent and .15 percent.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I can fight for your rights and work aggressively to minimize or avoid the consequential penalties you face.

Penalties of DWI First Offense in New Jersey

BAC of .08 percent or higher but less than .1 percent:

  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $3,905 not including court fees and IID installation:
    • Fine of $250 to $400
    • $230 Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) fee
    • $100 to drunk driving fund
    • $100 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund (AERF) fee
    • $1,000/year (for three years) surcharge
    • $75 to Neighborhood Service Fund
  • Detainment of 12 to 48 hours during two consecutive days
  • Imprisonment up to 30 days
  • Driver’s license suspension for three months
    • If under 17 years old, license suspension until 17 th birthday and three months thereafter
  • Possible IID installed on all owned, leased or regularly operated vehicles for six months to one year after license restoration

BAC of .1 percent or more:

  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $4,105 not including court fees and IID installation:
    • Fine of $300 to $500
    • All fees and surcharges of .08 to .1 percent BAC offense
  • Detainment of 12 to 48 hours during two consecutive days
  • Imprisonment up to 30 days
  • Driver’s license suspension for seven months to one year
    • If under 17 years old, license suspension until 17 th birthday and seven months to one year thereafter
  • Possible IID installed on all owned, leased or regularly operated vehicles for six months to one year after period of license suspension
    • If your BAC is verified at .15 percent or greater, an IID will be installed during license suspension and six months to one year after restoration.

*Penalties increase dramatically in school zones.

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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.