Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

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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

3 Examples of Casino Theft in Atlantic City

What do you do when you visit Atlantic City? Visit the casinos, of course! Gambling is a fun time for people who do it responsibly. However, just like in other aspects of life, people try to cheat the casino system every day. Casino theft is a very serious crime that could lead you to fines… Continue Reading

The Right to Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Discovery

In the same way laws and penalties govern our people, there are rules in place that need to be adhered to once someone commits a crime. The justice system has procedures in place with rules that govern how to decide if an accused is guilty or not. One of the rules is that a person… Continue Reading

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

Miranda Rights in New Jersey

You Must Be Read Your Miranda Rights for Suspected DWI

If you are pulled over and/or arrested for suspected DWI anywhere in the United States, you must be read your Miranda rights prior to responding to any questions. The Supreme Court’s 1966 decision in Miranda v. Arizona, affirmed that all persons accused of crimes must be read their rights under police custody before being questioned in order to be protected from incriminating themselves during questioning.

These rights also apply to you before being handcuffed or being taken into custody, but you also are obligated to cooperate with law enforcement officers. They can still question you to establish your identity, and they can still administer alcohol and drug tests.

Basically, your Miranda rights should be stated as follows:

  1. You have the right to remain silent.
  2. Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
  3. You have the right to have an attorney present now and during any future questioning.
  4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you free of charge if you wish.

When you need a DUI defense lawyer in Atlantic City, contact my law firm for expedient service and attention to detail today. I, John W. Tumelty, am a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney. I can fight to protect your rights at every stage of your case, including examination of law enforcement’s interrogation tactics and arresting procedures.

I will work to protect your driving privileges and challenge probable cause.

Specifics of Miranda Rights

Protecting your rights is equally as important when facing a DWI charge as it is in the face of any other charge. If you inform officers that you would like a lawyer present during questioning, interrogation must stop until a lawyer working in your best interests is present. You will be provided the opportunity to confer with your attorney before answering any questions.

Challenging the improper reading of or absence of being informed of your Miranda rights will not get your DWI case thrown out or dismissed, but suppression of incriminating statements as the result of misread, unread or ignored Miranda rights can supply your defense with ammunition against the rest of the state’s case against you.

Miranda rights are meant to protect the Fifth Amendment rights of the accused — one major facet of this is the right of the accused not to be a witness against himself or herself. As your attorney, I will work diligently to protect your rights and strive for your best possible resolution.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

I can work aggressively to challenge the state’s evidence and advance every possible defense to help you. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case or to schedule a free initial consultation.

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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.