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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.


DUI Doesn’t Have to Mean DOA

For whatever reason, you’re facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. Whether the officer got it wrong or you simply made a bad and ill-advised choice, you now face a mountain of fines, possible license suspension and a significant blow to your quality of life. As you say goodbye to all of your friends and relinquish your social life while researching bus or train schedules to find the nearest route to work, you may feel a crushing sense of hopelessness and defeat. In many ways, it’s like you’re on a more lenient form of house arrest. Before packing it in and preparing yourself for an extended period of solitude, you should talk to an attorney who can help you face these charges.

You might be thinking that the cops have you dead to rights and that there’s nothing you can do; but an experienced and qualified attorney can help contest the legitimacy of the field sobriety tests, argue mitigating factors for lighter sentencing and help you avoid costly fines. In some cases, an attorney can even help you get the charge thrown out altogether. At the end of the day, the right lawyer is the only thing standing between your ability to live your life the way you want and having it seriously disrupted.

This is too serious a matter to leave to just any attorney. The penalty for a first-time DUI charge is a three-month license suspension, a $1,000 per year surcharge for three years, community service and even possible prison time. These are serious charges, but they don’t have to mean the end of your life. In an effort to put this mistake behind you, talk to a lawyer who is equipped to effectively argue on your behalf.

Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty to speak with an experienced DWI defense attorney who represents clients in Cape May and Atlantic counties. You can call Mr. Tumelty day or night, or you can fill out the convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation at his offices in Marmora or Somers Point. Mr. Tumelty will thoroughly review the evidence against you and determine the best way to beat your charges.

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South Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is conveniently located in Atlantic City, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Brigantine, Buena, Cape May, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor,  and Waymouth.