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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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Atlantic City Underage Gambling & Casino Rules

Many young people will travel to Atlantic City with their families, unaware that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to gamble in an Atlantic City casino or any private location around the state, and upon entering the casino for an evening of fun find themselves being charged with a criminal offense […]

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Cell Phone-Sniffing Dogs Cut Down on Crime

Once behind bars, most people would hope that criminal activity would cease, however that isn’t always the case. The State of New Jersey’s Commission of Investigation recently published a report showcasing the loopholes that gang-affiliated inmates exploit to continue illegal activity while in prison. Technology has made this possible, as one of the ways they […]

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Why Should I Fight a DUI or DWI Charge?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or “drunk driving” in New Jersey, you may be tempted to plead guilty. You may believe that the police have an “open and shut” case against you, especially if you took a breath test that resulted in blood alcohol concentration (BAC) numbers clearly above the […]

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When Is A DUI A Felony In New Jersey?

Causing a fatality while driving drunk is a felony that can lead to extensive time in prison. DUI manslaughter / vehicular homicide is a crime of the second degree and can lead to 5-10 years in prison and up to $150,000 in fines. Beyond jail time, a felony is a serious charge that can affect […]

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7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges is daunting. It brings about the possibility of serving jail time. In the same vein, it can affect your reputation, tarnish your character, and put your future at risk even if you’re not convicted. With all the complexities of the criminal justice system and, pending outcomes that impact your future and your […]

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