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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.

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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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What To Expect in the Courtroom – Does Hollywood Get it Right?

Ever wonder how accurate courtroom portrayals are? Is there ever a time someone would really yell out, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”? There are infinite movies and TV shows that depict both lawyers and judges talking down to plaintiffs, defendants and each other or doing all sorts of theatrics. But in reality… While what you […]

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6 Types of Drug Charges In New Jersey

If ever there’s a situation to hire a criminal defense attorney, it’s when you’re charged with a drug offense. Getting convicted of a drug offense can lead to jail time and a criminal record, both of which can ruin your life. The following are six types of drug charges in New Jersey that’ll require an […]

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5 Reasons Not To Drink And Drive In New Jersey

Getting a DWI isn’t a criminal offense in New Jersey. That being said, don’t drink and drive. It’s still a bad decision that can have awful consequences. The most obvious one, you could die or end up killing someone else. Even if you don’t cause any physical harm to yourself or others, there are still […]

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