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

The Impacts of DWI in New Jersey

The Costly Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Atlantic County

The legal penalties of a DWI conviction entail costly consequences, including loss of your driver’s license and possible jail time, but a DWI conviction has further impacts on your life. To avoid such impacts on your auto insurance, your job and your livelihood, it pays off to retain professional legal representation from a lawyer you can trust.

The impacts are greater than you might initially expect. Insurance carriers commonly completely drop insurance for individuals who have been convicted of DWI. Without insurance, it is illegal for you to drive. You would have to apply for coverage under the New Jersey Personal Auto Insurance Plan (PAIP), which is “high risk” auto insurance designed for drivers with DMV points or accidents and who are not eligible for private auto insurance.

Additionally, if your license is suspended in New Jersey, you do not have the option of obtaining a provisional/hardship license to drive in New Jersey. If your job depends on your ability to drive, the loss of your license could have devastating consequences.

Contact me, attorney John W. Tumelty, today if you have been charged with DWI in the Atlantic City area or anywhere in South Jersey.

I can examine your case thoroughly and advocate vigorously to help you keep your driver’s license. As your defense attorney, I will work on your behalf to minimize or avoid all potential impacts of a DWI, including:

  • Impacts on your insurance
  • Impacts on your career/job
  • Other commonly overlooked effects such as:
    • A civil lawsuit, if there were damages or injuries involved
    • Harm to others and resulting grief
    • Car repair
    • Social stigma
    • Ignition interlock device installation
    • Possible probation

Gain Protection, Reduce the Impacts of DWI, Keep Your Driver’s License

Your legal rights deserve protection. Upfront, it may seem that retaining legal representation from a highly qualified professional is expensive, but if you consider the high costs of the penalties (fines, jail time, community service, and installation and monthly payments on an ignition interlock device) along with the exhaustive negative impacts of DWI, hiring an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney to fight the charges against you is vital to your livelihood.

I have been practicing criminal and traffic law for more than 30 years in South Jersey. I am a former state prosecutor, a former Atlantic County prosecutor and a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal defense attorney. I can work efficiently and effectively for your best possible result.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case or to schedule your 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.