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

DWI by Roadblocks and Checkpoints


If you have been pulled over at a roadblock and charged with DWI, you have a right to determine whether the checkpoint was set up legally. If not, it may be possible to get your charges thrown out. An experienced attorney can make sure your case is fully investigated.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City DWI lawyer with 30 years of criminal and traffic law experience. 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. If you’ve been charged with DWI after getting stopped at a roadblock, contact me for a free consultation. I have offices in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Were You Stopped at an Illegal Roadblock?

Police departments in South Jersey frequently use roadblocks to try to catch people who are driving drunk after leaving bars and restaurants or going home from the shore. At a roadblock, the police may stop every vehicle or just some vehicles to check for violations.

There are very stringent requirements that police departments must follow and authorizations they must receive before they are allowed to set up roadblocks.

If the police did not have the correct authorization to put up a checkpoint at the specific place where you were pulled over at the specific time of the stop, it may be possible to show that they did not have probable cause to stop you and charge you with DWI. The police must meet several other requirements in order to set up a lawful DWI checkpoint.

If you hire me to defend you against a DWI charge after getting stopped at a roadblock or checkpoint, I will carefully investigate your case to determine whether it is possible to get the evidence against you thrown out. For a free consultation call me today at 6069-390-4600 to discuss your DWI defense options.

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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.