Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.385.4010

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

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

Other areas we serve

What happens if I’m convicted of drunk driving in another state? What if I live in another state and I’m convicted of a DWI in New Jersey?

New Jersey motorists are required to obey NJ traffic laws – even when they are operating a motor vehicle in another state. That’s because New Jersey is part of the Driver License Compact, an interstate agreement between 45 states to forward information about license suspensions and traffic violations to motorists’ home states. (The association’s theme is “One Driver, One License, One Record.”) This means that a New Jersey resident who is convicted of drunk driving in New York or Pennsylvania, for instance, will still face license suspension and other penalties in New Jersey. Additionally, an out-of-state DWI will be placed on your NJ driving record, so that a later conviction for a DWI or DUI will count as a second offense and carry enhanced penalties.

Similar to how NJ residents must obey New Jersey traffic laws in other states, residents of New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts must obey the traffic laws in their home states – even while driving in New Jersey. If you are a New York resident traveling through NJ for work, or while on vacation, and you are busted for drunk driving, your NY driver’s license could be suspended.

Free Consultation with an Aggressive DWI Defense Lawyer About Your Drunk Driving Charges in Atlantic City, New Jersey

John W. Tumelty is an aggressive criminal and DWI defense attorney who has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in municipal courts throughout Atlantic County and Cape May County, NJ. If you face drunk driving charges in Atlantic City, Galloway Township, Egg Harbor, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you need a tenacious litigator like Mr. Tumelty on your side and helping you to avoid the most severe DWI/DUI penalties.

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Atlantic County Office

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Office

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.