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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.

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Facing DUI Charges in New Jersey? Why it’s Worth Calling a Lawyer

If you are facing drunk driving charges in NJ, you are also likely facing fines, points on your license, possible driver’s license suspension and even jail time – depending on the particulars of the case.

Even if you are thinking that the cops have you dead to rights and that there’s nothing you can do, we invite you to make a free phone call and take advantage of a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You may think it’s not worth paying a lawyer. Think again. A qualified attorney can help contest the legitimacy of the field sobriety tests, argue mitigating factors for lighter sentencing or help you avoid costly fines. Further, if the lawyer you choose is John W. Tumelty, you can rest assured with the knowledge that he knows the courts where you received your ticket and he can use his experience to your advantage.

In some cases, the right lawyer can even help you get the charge dismissed. At the end of the day, the lawyer you select to defend you in court against your DWI may be the only thing standing between your and enjoy the quality of life you are accustomed to leading and possible losing driving privileges and your freedom.

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 and even possible prison time and community service. In New Jersey, DWI charges are traffic violations, not felony crimes. However, getting convicted of these severe charges will most definitely have a serious effect on your life. Talk to a lawyer who 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 and throughout New Jersey. 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 Atlantic City, Marmora or Somers Point. Mr. Tumelty will thoroughly review the evidence against you and determine the best way to defend you against your charges.

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