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

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.