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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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What Is Probable Cause?

“Probable cause” is a practical legal standard that’s supposed to offer flexibility. The standard of probable cause is theoretically met when the court has sufficient evidence to believe that a crime was committed or in the process of being committed.

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New Jersey Underage Drinking Carries Serious Consequences

It’s a fact of life that most teenagers, even responsible kids from good families, will make a few bad decisions. It’s part of growing up! Despite how well behaved they are, many will use alcohol. A survey showed that over 27% of New Jersey youth between the ages of 12 and 20 admitted to drinking […]

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Shoplifting in New Jersey Is a Crime

The holidays can be hard financially. However, no gifts are worth spending time behind bars. Here’s what you should know.. New Jersey Law: Shoplifting Shoplifting / larceny is called “theft” under the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice. Criminal penalties for theft vary depending on the amount and value of the goods the defendant is […]

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4 Ways Juvenile Crimes Will Follow You Forever

The New Jersey juvenile justice system is geared toward giving juvenile offenders a chance to learn from their mistakes, with the legal system emphasizing rehabilitation and reform instead of more disciplinary measures. This means that a person under the age of 18 can typically avoid being charged with a felony-level offense that would otherwise carry […]

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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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