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

Prescription Medication DUI Lawyer


Contrary to what many people believe, you can be charged with DWI/DUI even if you have not been drinking. If you are stopped while operating a motor vehicle and a blood or urine test detects the presence of prescription drugs in your bloodstream, you can be convicted of DWI, even if you have a prescription for those medications.

There are possible defenses in such cases, however, so do not assume that your case is lost before speaking with an attorney.My name is John W. Tumelty, a former prosecutor who now defends the rights and liberty of people accused of DWI. I have 30 years of experience in this area of law, and I am highly knowledgeable about possible defense strategies in DWI cases. Whenever possible, I work to obtain a dismissal of a charge or reduction to a non-alcohol driving offense. DWI penalties in New Jersey are harsh. Why plead guilty when the charge against you could be overcome? Contact my law firm today for a free initial consultation.

New Jersey DWI/DUI Lawyer

At my law firm, I vigorously defend people accused of prescription drug DWI and drug DWI in the Atlantic City area and elsewhere in South Jersey. I will examine every aspect of your case, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome.

While many of the possible defenses in a prescription medication DWI case are the same as for a regular DWI, some are unique. To stop you and continue the investigation, the officer must have seen something that led him or her to believe that you were not in full control of your vehicle, or that your judgment was impaired. The officer may then subject you to field sobriety tests, and then arrange for an examination by another officer who is a drug recognition expert. That officer may then ask that you subject yourself to a blood or urine test.

There are possible defenses at each stage of the investigation, including lack of probable cause to stop you, improperly performed field sobriety or chemical tests and many others. If your case goes to trial, cross-examination of the state’s toxicological and medical experts may reveal inconsistencies or flaws in the case.

As your lawyer, I will work diligently to defend your rights and freedom at all stages of the legal process.

Contact a Lawyer

For a free initial consultation with a prescription medication DWI lawyer,  call me today 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.