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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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When Misdemeanors Become Felony Charges

Any kind of criminal charge should be taken seriously. Whether the infraction was big or small, it’s always important to fight for a proper case. That said, some criminal charges hold a much heavier weight than others. One of the best examples of this is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony. Both charges […]

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Criminal Assault—What You Need to Know

A general definition for criminal assault is an act that threatens someone with physical harm. The word “threatens” is important because it highlights that physical harm doesn’t need to happen for it to be considered criminal assault. Now, criminal assault specifics can vary a bit from state to state, so a local criminal defense attorney […]

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Bail Reduction Hearings 101

If you’ve been accused of a crime in New Jersey and you’re not sure of the next steps, you may be hearing information about a bail reduction hearing or the setting of bail. You need to request the bail reduction hearing if you believe that the bail assessed in your case is unreasonable.

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3 Unexpected Ways You Could Face a Weapons Charge

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun crime laws in the entire country. If you’re convicted of a weapons offense in NJ, you are likely looking at prison time. That’s because the Graves Act covers many weapons offenses and requires judges to impose mandatory terms of incarceration for offenders. While many people understand that […]

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What Happens on Your First DUI Offense in NJ?

Don’t drink and drive. Even if you feel sober enough at the moment, there’s a good chance you’re not. It only takes a few drinks to go over the limit, so it’s better to call an Uber than to risk hurting others and your future.  Getting a DUI can lead to some serious penalties, even […]

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