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

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What’s the difference between a DWI and a DUI?

Driving While Intoxicated is known as a DWI in New Jersey, while Driving Under the Influence is known as a DUI in New Jersey. In most instances, the two terms are used interchangeably. However, legally speaking, a DUI typically refers to a charge for driving while under the influence of drugs or narcotics. DUI drug offenses are addressed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a) – the same statute that governs DWI alcohol offenses – which imposes severe penalties for DUI offenses. Even a first-time DUI offender will be subject to suspension of their driver’s license for one year, a $500 fine, alcohol education classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), and up to 30 days in the county jail.

It is important to know that New Jersey DUI charges don’t just apply to illegal drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. If you were driving while drowsy because you took an over-the-counter cough syrup, allergy medication, or any other legal prescription medication, you can still be charged with a DUI and face harsh penalties.

Contact Experienced DWI / DUI Lawyer John Tumelty Today to Discuss Your Drunk Driving Charges in Atlantic City, NJ

Were you arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Hammonton, Egg Harbor, Hamilton Township, or anywhere else in Atlantic County, NJ? Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty now to speak with an experienced DWI defense lawyer about your drunk driving charges. You can call anytime to discuss your case over the phone, or you can fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation at the firm’s office in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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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.