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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.
What do you do when you visit Atlantic City? Visit the casinos, of course! Gambling is a fun time for people who do it responsibly. However, just like in other aspects of life, people try to cheat the casino system every day.
Casino theft is a very serious crime that could lead you to fines and jail time. The following are three examples of casino theft crimes:
1. Giving the casino a bad check. This means writing a check for an amount you don’t have in your bank account. In other words, don’t write a check they can’t cash.
2. Stealing tokens or chips. This is no different than stealing other products from a store. If you take casino currency without winning it, you’re stealing.
3. Swindling and cheating. This includes card counting, putting your chip on a winning number after the ball has landed on a roulette wheel, card switching, using technology to cheat slot machines, and more.
If a casino catches you stealing or cheating, you’ll be reported to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and then you’ll be brought to court. If you’re in this situation, you need to hire an experienced attorney to help you understand your charges, protect your rights and craft a defense strategy that is in your interests.
Criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has decades of experience as a defense attorney and is a former prosecutor. He will take the time to learn about your goals and will invest himself in looking at your case from the prosecution’s point of view. This enables him to prepare a comprehensive strategy geared at defeating the casino crime charges and getting the evidence thrown out of the case.
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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.