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 Ignition Interlock Devices

What Are the Chances of Having an Ignition Interlock Device?

An ignition interlock device is a machine that a person convicted of a DWI blows into in order to monitor his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) prior to starting a vehicle. It is typically installed after the driver’s license suspension period is over for a specified amount of time. Recent changes to New Jersey DWI law have made it increasingly likely that an ignition interlock device will be installed in a person’s vehicle after a drunk driving conviction.

In New Jersey, the courts are mandated to require the installation of an ignition interlock device for persons charged with their second or subsequent DWI offense. The courts may also decide to install the ignition device after a first offense on the vehicle principally operated by the offender. The ignition device is mandated in a first-offense DWI if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .15 or higher.

Can You Prevent Having This Device Installed?

Preventing someone from having an ignition interlock device installed involves reviewing the facts of the case and challenging the prosecution’s “proof” that he or she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating the vehicle. I look at everything from whether there was probable cause to stop the car to whether the Alcotest was administered correctly. I will strive to get the case dismissed, or if that is not possible, to show that my client is able to drive safely without the need for the device.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

If you are required to have an interlock device installed in your car, you will not be able to drive anywhere without first blowing into the device. This can be both embarrassing and troublesome.

I have 30 years of legal experience, both as a former state prosecutor and defense attorney. If you have been charged with DWI, don’t hesitate to call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss what I can do to provide a strong and aggressive driving under the influence defense. I have law offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County.

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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.