Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.390.4600

Former Prosecutor

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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

DUI Second Offense in New Jersey

DWI/DUI is a serious traffic offense in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a second DWI, you face severe penalties and other life impacts thereafter, including:

  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $4,605
  • Jail time of 48 hours up to 90 days and probation
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle
  • Community service for 30 days
  • Alcohol education classes
  • Increased auto insurance premiums or loss of insurance
  • Job loss

Consult with an experienced lawyer immediately if you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI. It is not worth facing the extreme penalties involved without professional legal representation.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney. I can fight for your rights and work aggressively to minimize or avoid the consequences you face. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a DWI case. Contact me today at 609-390-4600.

Penalties of DUI Second Offense in New Jersey

If you are arrested for your second DUI/DWI offense within 10 years of your first offense, you will be facing substantial penalties, including:

  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $4,605 not including court fees and IID installation:
    • Fine of $500 to $1,000
    • $230 Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) fee
    • $100 to drunk driving fund
    • $100 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund (AERF) fee
    • $1,000/year (for three years) surcharge
    • $75 to Neighborhood Service Fund
  • Detainment of 12 to 48 hours during two consecutive days
  • Imprisonment from 48 hours up to 90 days
  • Community service for 30 days
  • Driver’s license suspension for two years
    • If under 17 years old, license suspension until 17 th birthday and two years thereafter
  • IID installation on all owned, leased or regularly operated vehicles during license suspension and for one to three years after license restoration
    • License and plates may be revoked for two years

*Penalties increase dramatically in school zones.

Need a DWI Defense Lawyer in Atlantic 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.