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

Got A Protection Order Against You? Here Is What You Need to Know

Having a protection order established by the court by an alleged victim can have significant consequences for the person named in the order. Violating this order could prove problematic for any criminal case as well as any civil cases that could be pending at the same time, such as a contested child custody issue. How… Continue Reading

Arson Charges and Their Associated Degrees

Arson has a number of different types of degrees assessed with the severity of the crime and the facts of the specific circumstance will dictate which type of charge you may be facing. In general, arson refers to the willful, intentional or active burning of a building or other structure. You may also be accused… Continue Reading

What Constitutes Operating a Vehicle in New Jersey?

To be convicted of DWI in New Jersey, the state must show that your blood alcohol content was more than .08 percent at the time you were operating a motor vehicle. But what constitutes operating a vehicle?What if you are in the back seat of your car, and the engine is off? What if you are inside your vehicle with the motor running and the transmission in park? What if you are inside your car with the keys in your hand but you have not yet started the vehicle?

In each of these cases, valid defenses may exist. While “operation of a motor vehicle” is defined in New Jersey statutory law and has been further defined by case law, your case may present unique aspects that could lead to a dismissal of the charge against you.

Before you decide to plead guilty to a DWI charge, talk with an experienced defense lawyer. The state’s case may be weaker than the prosecutor thinks.

South Jersey DWI/DUI Attorney

I am John W. Tumelty, an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in DWI cases in the Atlantic City area and elsewhere in South Jersey. I have many DWI success stories to my credit, including many cases in which I was able to show that the state failed to prove that my clients were operating a motor vehicle at the time of their arrest.

When you retain me to defend you, I will analyze all of the factual and legal issues that your case presents. This includes possible defenses based on inability of the state to prove operation of a motor vehicle, lack of probable cause for the police to stop you, inadmissible breath test results and others.

I will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

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For a free initial consultation about your DWI case, contact 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.