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

New Jersey Sexual Assault Laws and Penalties

New Jersey Sexual Assault Laws and Penalties

Sexual assault refers to an attack on someone in a sexual way or manner. Legally, the exact definition of sexual assault can vary on a per state basis. Some states simply define sexual conduct without consent as rape, sexual battery, criminal sexual contact, or criminal sexual penetration. Other states may simply define sexual assault as… Continue Reading

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Minor in Possession of Alcohol in New Jersey

Sales of alcohol to minors as well as public possession of alcohol by minors are enforced by Minor in Possession laws also known as underaged drinking laws. The passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act (23 U.S.C.A. § 158) in 1984 required all states to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 years of… Continue Reading

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

Certain drugs and other materials that the federal government regulates are categorized as controlled substances. Many times possession or use of these drugs may not be illegal depending on the circumstances such as medical research or obtained through a legal prescription.  Although, if a substance or drug has absolutely no medical benefit, research purpose, or… Continue Reading

School Zone DWI Attorney

Protecting Your Rights, Preserving Your Freedom

DWI penalties in New Jersey are severe enough. But when the DUI offense occurs in a school zone, additional penalties are imposed. You face the possibility of a higher fine, longer license suspension and additional jail time.

The legal issues in a school zone DWI case are more complex than most DWI cases. But there are multiple defenses that may be possible, depending on the exact circumstances of your case. Get legal help from an experienced DWI defense lawyer today.

Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty for a free initial consultation about a school zone DWI case.

Experienced New Jersey DWI Attorney

I am John W. Tumelty, a defense attorney with 30 years of experience handling DWI cases in the Atlantic City area or elsewhere in South Jersey. I work hard to protect my clients’ rights and preserve their freedom, and I will fight for you.

Being unaware of the presence of a school zone is not a defense. However, many other defenses are possible, including lack of probable cause for the police to stop you, inadmissible Alcotest results and others. I will work hard to obtain a positive outcome for you.

Penalties for School Zone DWI

Potential penalties upon conviction for school zone DWI in New Jersey are double those for a regular DWI:

First offense — $500-$800 fine, one to two years’ license suspension and mandatory jail time of up to 60 days

Second offense — $1,000-$2,000 fine, four years’ license suspension and mandatory four to 180 days in jail

Third offense — $2,000 fine, 20 years’ license suspension and mandatory 180 days in jail

You can be charged with school zone DWI if you are arrested within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, on school property or driving through any designated school crosswalk. While many school zones are marked, signs do not have to be present for you to be arrested.

Contact an Attorney

For a free initial consultation with a DWI defense attorney, contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, 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.