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

Hit-and-Run Accidents Involving DWI

Your Rights When Accused of a Hit-And-Run DWI Accident

If you are accused of a hit-and-run accident involving DWI, it’s important to remember that you have an absolute right to remain silent. You should not talk to police, family members or anyone else about the accident before you speak with an attorney. Statements you make to your lawyer are protected by lawyer-client confidentiality. Statements you make to any other person may be used as evidence against you.

I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City DUI defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. For a free initial DWI consultation, call me at 609-390-4600. I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Defending You From Criminal Charges

If you are accused of walking or driving away from an accident scene in order to evade blood alcohol testing or for any other reason, you can be charged with the criminal offense of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries. This immediately changes a DWI case to serious felony charges.

Do I Have a Defense?

To successfully prosecute a hit-and-run charge in New Jersey, the state must prove a number of points, including:

  • That it was you who was operating the vehicle
  • That you knew or should have known that an accident occurred

If the police believe you recklessly caused an injury accident by driving drunk, you can be charged with assault by auto, a serious felony. To prosecute you, the state will need to prove not only that you were drunk, but your actions were the proximate cause of the accident. If the other driver caused the accident (for example, by running a red light), you can be charged with DWI but not with assault by auto.

Contact Atlantic County DWI Lawyer John W. Tumelty

For a free initial consultation about hit-and-run accidents involving DWI, contact me at 609-390-4600, Cape May County DWI attorney John W. Tumelty. I have offices in Somers Point and Ocean City, New Jersey.

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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.