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

What Qualifies as An Arrest?

What Qualifies as An Arrest?

Understanding whether or not a police officer has placed you under arrest is critically important for identifying your rights. Anyone accused of a crime still maintains basic rights that cannot be violated by an officer, even when that officer suspects that that person is guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony. Continue Reading

How a DWI May Affect Your Career

Will I Lose My Job After Being Convicted of DWI?

Many employers require workers applying for specific occupations to hold a driver’s license in good status. If your driver’s license status is seen as a liability, your employment opportunities could be greatly reduced. Some occupations require everyday driving. If you are convicted of DWI, you could be in grave risk of losing your job.

DWI/DUI and your job do not go hand-in-hand. You could even be unable to get another job in the same field if you are currently employed as one of the following workers:

  • Truck driver
  • Taxi driver
  • Limousine or private car driver
  • Bus driver
  • Shuttle driver
  • Firefighter
  • Police officer

Several other occupations require employees to have a driver’s license in good status, including civil service and government employees, and some construction, industrial and utility company jobs. Besides DWI, reckless driving conviction, unpaid traffic tickets and other moving violations could contribute to the status of your driver’s license.

Protect your livelihood and minimize the effects a DWI conviction could have on your family. Consult with an experienced and aggressive Atlantic County DUI defense lawyer today. Contact me, attorney John W. Tumelty, if you have been charged with DWI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey.

No Provisional/Hardship License in New Jersey

If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked in New Jersey, there is no way to obtain a license that will allow you to drive a motor vehicle on New Jersey roads until you are eligible to get your license back. And, even after that period, you could be required to have an ignition interlock device(IID) installed in your vehicle.

Recent changes to New Jersey DWI law have made it increasingly likely that an ignition interlock device will be installed. If a valid Alcotest or other blood alcohol content (BAC) test results in a BAC of .15 or higher, or if you have been convicted of more than one DWI in New Jersey, you will be required to have an IID installed on any vehicle you drive.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

I have been practicing criminal and traffic law for 30 years in South Jersey. As a former state prosecutor, former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney, I can provide you with thorough, cost-effective defense.

Call me today at 609-390-4600 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. I can be reached 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.