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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 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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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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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 a ton of 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 […]

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4 Examples of Disorderly Conduct in NJ Casinos

Excitement, tension, and alcohol can lead to disastrous results. This volatile cocktail can often be found in casinos in Atlantic City, and it lands many people in jail. If you’re enjoying a trip to any casino, there’s nothing wrong with loosening up with some alcohol and having a good time. However, you should avoid these […]

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Basics of Criminal Law

Many who think they understand criminal defense really only know what they’ve seen on television or in movies. While television and movies do a good job of getting the story across, they don’t touch on everything that would happen in a real-life case. If you’ve been arrested and are facing charges for a crime, the […]

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