Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.345.3300

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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Questions You Should Always Ask Before Hiring an Attorney

Hiring a criminal defense attorney to handle your case can be a daunting task. It takes time, research and an ample amount of effort to find a fitting attorney who could handle your case. But once you’ve narrowed down your search, it is important to meet your prospective attorneys and ask a few very important…Continue Reading

Drugged Driving vs. Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence of drugs and driving drunk are among the most dangerous things a person could do. Because of this, the penalties related to either charge are both high and extensive. When determining whether a person is drunk, common sobriety tests are administered like breathalyzer tests and and more. But for drugged driving,…Continue Reading

When Can a Mistrial Occur?

According to the United States Constitution, any person who faces criminal charges has a right to a trial by jury. This is one of the many inalienable rights people have as American citizens. A criminal conviction can only occur if a jury finds the defendant guilty and issues the verdict. If a jury is not…Continue Reading

South Jersey DWI Lawyer Provides Blood & Urine Test Defense


New Jersey law enforcement has really cracked down on drunk driving in recent years. Most of the time, police officers will conduct a blood test when a suspected drunk driving accident results in serious injuries. Law enforcement also conducts blood and urine tests for DUI drug arrests. There are many variables that can affect the results of a blood or urine test so it’s imperative that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A knowledgeable DUI attorney can look over the details of your arrest and protect your rights.

John Tumelty, founding partner of the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, is a former prosecutor and Atlantic City DWI defense lawyer. He appears regularly in South Jersey courtrooms and protects the rights of clients charged with DWI offenses, including first offense DWI, underage DUI, and out-of-state driver DUI. Mr. Tumelty represents clients accused of drunk driving throughout the area, including Cape May County and Atlantic County.

What Are Your Legal Rights When You Are Arrested for a DWI in NJ?

In New Jersey, drunk driving offenses are addressed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. As set forth by the statute, a person is in violation of the law when their blood alcohol content (BAC) is above .08 percent. While BAC is typically measured via a breath test, it can also be measured by blood or urine tests.

It is important for you to know and understand your rights. You do not have to take a blood or urine test when requested by law enforcement. Beyond that, a police officer cannot mislead a driver into thinking that they are required to submit to a blood test. If you are stopped for suspicion of DUI in New Jersey, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney immediately. Do not make any statements or offer any admissions to police before first consulting an experienced DUI lawyer.

If you did consent to a blood or urine test, a skilled DWI defense attorney can potentially challenge the evidence. Blood and urinalysis tests are not conclusive. An attorney who has familiarity with, and working knowledge of, testing procedures can scrutinize the results of these tests and possibly get the evidence against you dismissed. John Tumelty understands the techniques used by law enforcement to gather evidence for a DUI case, so he will ensure that all protocols were followed with respect to maintenance and operation of the testing devices. For example, the machine used to test your blood or urine sample needs to be in perfect working order. If the machine was not properly calibrated or maintained, Mr. Tumelty may be able to get your blood test results tossed out in court.

Let an Experienced New Jersey DUI Defense Attorney Protect Your Rights and Address Blood & Urine Test Results

A DUI conviction can destroy your personal life and your professional life. All DUI cases are fact-specific. This is why you should consult with experienced DUI lawyer like John Tumelty at your earliest convenience. He can examine the facts of your case and determine the best strategy to help you avoid the most serious DUI penalties.

John Tumelty has 30 years of experience as a defense attorney and a former prosecutor. He runs a client-oriented practice and takes pride in communicating with clients every step of the way because he understands that your DWI case is uniquely important. Call or email him today to arrange a free consultation at one of the firm’s conveniently located offices in Marmora and Somers Point, NJ.

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Atlantic County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1616 PACIFIC AVENUE, SUITE 318
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.385.4010

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1555 ZION ROAD, SUITE 203
NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225

609.435.1435

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786 Get Directions

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.