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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 feel educated on criminal defense really only know what they have seen on television or in movies. And while television and movies do a good job of getting the story across, they do not touch on everything that would happen in a real life case.

If you have been arrested and are facing charges for a crime, the right criminal defense attorney can protect your rights. Whether it is your first time in such circumstances or 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 night. Your criminal defense attorney will put in plenty of time into your case to protect your rights and make sure you get a fair trial.

For starters, they will examine and investigate your charges and the situation that brought them about. Collection of evidence will be important to building a strong defense. Sometimes there is not clear evidence readily available, but an experienced attorney’s investigation will help locate any hidden evidence and/or unknown witnesses.

Your attorney will utilize investigative, discovery and legal motion techniques in preparation for your trial. Then, during the trial they will use effective questioning, cross-examination, and legal challenge to defend you against your charges. They will utilize any admissible evidence that could raise a reasonable doubt about your guilt.

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

NJ Attorney Aggressively Defends Clients

If you are facing criminal charges for the first time or for a second or third time, 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 and sex crimes to murder and white collar crimes.

Fill out the online contact form today to see what he can do for you.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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