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

3 Examples of Casino Theft in Atlantic City

What do you do when you visit Atlantic City? Visit the casinos, of course! Gambling is a fun time for people who do it responsibly. However, just like in other aspects of life, people try to cheat the casino system every day. Casino theft is a very serious crime that could lead you to fines… Continue Reading

The Right to Evidence Disclosure in Criminal Discovery

In the same way laws and penalties govern our people, there are rules in place that need to be adhered to once someone commits a crime. The justice system has procedures in place with rules that govern how to decide if an accused is guilty or not. One of the rules is that a person… Continue Reading

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

What Is Implied Consent in New Jersey?

New Jersey is an implied consent state. This means that all motorists are required to submit to breath sample tests for chemical analysis, which are used to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The law requires every driver using the roadways in New Jersey to submit to a chemical breath test when requested, and it also provides powerful incentives to do so. It is against the law in New Jersey to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or higher, or while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Law enforcement officers must have probable cause to arrest for DWI before a motorist can be compelled to take a breath test.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI, you should contact an experienced DWI defense lawyer immediately. I am John W. Tumelty, and I have more than 30 years of experience handling DWI cases in New Jersey.

I am a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a former county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I am a New Jersey Supreme Court-certified criminal trial attorney. As a former prosecutor, I know how a prosecutor prepares and presents evidence in a DWI case. I also know how to challenge the state’s evidence.

I file the necessary motions to challenge the admissibility of the state’s evidence. This includes challenging the initial car stop, the field sobriety tests, probable cause for the arrest, and every step in the administration of the Alcotest (breath tests), along with the validity of the results of the tests.

Contact my Atlantic City area law firm today to discuss your case or to schedule a free initial consultation. New Jersey DUI laws are tough. Do not fight them alone. I can fight for your best possible result while working to protect your driving privileges.

Principles of the Implied Consent Law and Your Defense

Police officers and state troopers must first establish probable cause to arrest anyone suspected of DWI. Once they have detained a person in their custody and taken him or her to the police station, they must read the person his or her Miranda rights and an 11-paragraph standard statement informing him or her of the New Jersey implied consent statute.

If the statement is not read properly or fully, a person in custody might refuse to submit to the Alcotest. Breath test refusal, however, results in an additional charge to the defendant. If I can establish that the legal statement was not read properly, I can challenge such a charge.

Several other factors weigh into a well-prepared DWI defense case. You should always consult a knowledgeable lawyer if you have been charged with any serious traffic offense like DWI.

Contact The Law Offices of John W. Tumelty

As your defense attorney, I will work aggressively to challenge the state’s evidence and advance every possible defense to help you avoid the loss of your license. Call me today at 609-390-4600 to discuss your case or to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 609-390-4600, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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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.