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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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Category: Blood Alcohol Tests

My Blood or Breath Were Never Tested; Can I Still Be Accused of Drunk Driving?

Being pulled over by a police officer is always an unnerving experience but things can get even worse when you are accused of drunk driving. You might not even remember all of the specifics of the incident directly because your adrenaline was pumping but it certainly can raise a question if your blood or breath […]

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Cape May County will Participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety has announced grants of nearly one million dollars to assist law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” 2015 Campaign.  More than 400 agencies are expected to participate and include, Lower Township, Middle Township, Wildwood and North Wildwood Police Departments in […]

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More to recent New Jersey DWI arrest than naked driver hype

Last week’s post discussed the arrest of a New Jersey State Police detective and how a person’s mental state may provide a defense against certain charges that may attach to a DWI arrest. Cape May readers who followed that discussion may take interest in another recent case that calls into question the validity of charges […]

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Breath test results differ in senator’s DWI arrest

Under New Jersey law, as Cape May readers may be aware, a drunk driving charge depends in large part upon a person’s blood alcohol level at the time of operating a motor vehicle. Police typically take breath test results at the scene of an arrest and again after transporting an arrested person to the police […]

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Third time not a charm for New Jersey breath test refusal

As Cape May readers may know, New Jersey law requires any person arrested under suspicion of drunk driving to submit to a breath test for blood alcohol level. Many people, however, do not realize that a breath test refusal can result in penalties just as severe as those attached to a conviction for drunk driving. […]

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