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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.
While “assault” is a crime of violence recognized by every U.S. state, different states treat assault differently. Some state statutes define assault as intentional force or violence used against someone else, such as hitting, shaking, or slapping. Others include not only actual acts of force or violence but also behavior that causes a person to fear imminent violence or harm. For instance, raising a fist against someone else might count as assault in these states, even if the person who raises their fist does not actually hit the other person. Continue Reading
Running away when a police officer has issued an order to stop can be charged with a criminal offense known as eluding. Even if the person charged with evading or eluding faces no other criminal charges, this offense alone can come with serious penalties if someone is convicted. Continue Reading
Most people are at least familiar with the general concept of the right to remain silent. The purpose of the right to remain silent is to help you avoid incriminating yourself accidentally when police officers or other authorities are questioning you about something. Continue Reading
There are many different types of serious crimes that you may potentially face and many people are confused about the distinction between manslaughter and murder. Manslaughter refers to an illegal killing that doesn’t involve forethought. Forethought refers to the intent to seriously kill or harm or a reckless disregard for life. If there is no… Continue Reading
Did you know that there are certain protections in place that can prevent you from getting in more serious trouble when you have been accused of a crime? The fifth amendment to the United States Constitution includes an important protection against double jeopardy. This means that the same person cannot be facing criminal charges or… Continue Reading
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Seasoned criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point and Marmora, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Lower Township, Margate, Middle Township, Northfield, Ocean City, Pleasantville, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Ventnor and Wildwood.