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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 to Expect After Becoming a Registered Sex Offender

A sex crime conviction in New Jersey can result in harsh punishments, including prison time. Moreover, the punishment for a sex crime conviction doesn’t end after you have served your time. That’s because Megan’s Law requires anyone convicted of a sexual offense to register as a sex offender. As a result, you could find yourself […]

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Avoiding A Criminal Record Through Jersey’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program

Quite often in the criminal justice system, there are cases where an individual with no criminal record makes a mistake that results in an arrest and criminal charges. Most people worry (and for good reason) about the possibility of a felony record, which can adversely affect employment, career goals, state licensing issues, college and graduate […]

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Casinos Aggressively Enforce Underage Gambling Law

You must be 21-years-old to gamble in New Jersey and Atlantic City casinos aggressively enforce the underage gambling law. The casinos all have their own security officers who patrol all areas of the casino hotel, including the casino floors.  The security officers keep a watchful eye for underage gamblers. What Happens If You’re Caught At […]

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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 is always important to fight tooth and nail 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 […]

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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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