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

Out-of-State DWI Convictions

Arrested for DWI in Atlantic County or Cape May County?

While each state has its own DWI/DUI laws, all states have reciprocity when it comes to drunk driving convictions. This means that if you are a resident of another state, a DWI conviction in New Jersey can result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Likewise, a New Jersey resident who is convicted of DWI/DUI in another state will have his or her license suspended in New Jersey. And convictions in any state will stay on your record, meaning that a subsequent drunk driving conviction in your home state can result in enhanced penalties.

I am John W. Tumelty, a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience defending people accused of DWI in South Jersey, including many visitors to Atlantic City, the Jersey Shore and Cape May County. I have compiled a successful record in such cases, having obtained numerous dismissals and acquittals, even in cases that seemed open and shut at the time.

When you retain my law firm to represent you, I will work diligently to defend your rights and freedom, and to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

You Deserve a Strong Defense

If you have been arrested for DWI in New Jersey, the stakes are too high to settle for anything less than a strong and effective defense effort.

There are dozens of ways to win a DWI case, and I will consider them all. As your lawyer, I will undertake a comprehensive review of the events leading up to your arrest, looking for flaws in the state’s case. If I can show that the police did not have probable cause to stop your vehicle or that the Alcotest results are not reliable, it could result in a dismissal of the charge or a reduction to a non-DWI driving offense. If your case goes to trial, I will use my experience and trial advocacy skills to vigorously defend your rights and freedom.

An out-of-state DWI conviction will have the same effect as a conviction in your home state. Don’t take your case lightly — get legal help today.

Free Consultation With an Atlantic City DWI Lawyer

For a free initial consultation, call The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty at 609-390-4600.

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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.