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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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Basics of Criminal Law

Criminal Law BasicsMany 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 right criminal defense attorney can protect your rights.

Whether it’s your first time in this type of circumstance, your second, or third, the right legal representation will go a long way in keeping your record clean.

Thorough Work from Start to Finish

A criminal defense case is typically not something that gets closed in a single night. Your criminal defense attorney will put plenty of time into your case to protect your rights and make sure you get a fair trial. Here’s what will happen:

  1. They’ll examine and investigate your charges and the situation that brought them about. The collection of evidence will be important in building a strong defense. Sometimes there’s no clear evidence readily available, but an experienced attorney’s investigation will help locate any hidden evidence and/or unknown witnesses.
  2. Your attorney will use investigative, discovery, and legal motion techniques in preparation for your trial.
  3. During the trial, they’ll use effective questioning, cross-examination, and a legal challenge to defend you against your charges. They’ll utilize any admissible evidence that could raise a reasonable doubt about your guilt.

Having the right criminal defense attorney can go a long way in beating your charges and keeping your record clean. In the event that your trial doesn’t yield the desired result, they can also work to find grounds for an appeal and continue to fight on your behalf.

NJ Attorney Aggressively Defends Clients

If you’re facing criminal charges, you need the help of John W. Tumelty. The Atlantic City criminal defense attorney boasts 30 years of criminal law experience.

He will aggressively fight on your behalf to make sure your rights are protected. Mr. Tumelty handles all types of cases, from drug charges to murder to white-collar crimes.

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