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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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Cell Phone-Sniffing Dogs Cut Down on Crime

Once behind bars, most people would hope that criminal activity would cease, however that isn’t always the case. The State of New Jersey’s Commission of Investigation recently published a report showcasing the loopholes that gang-affiliated inmates exploit to continue illegal activity while in prison. Technology has made this possible, as one of the ways they […]

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What You Should Know About Failing to Appear in Court

When you have been accused of a crime, it is essential that you show up in court when requested. Whether you have been issued a traffic ticket or charged with a formal crime, you may be ordered to show up in court. You might have to appear multiple times before the criminal case begins, including […]

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What’s a Plea Bargain?

When a person is charged with a crime in New Jersey, there is often a lengthy legal process that has to play out before the case reaches trial. The reality is that most criminal cases never actually go to trial in NJ because the defendants reach plea deals with prosecutors. Typically, the prosecution will agree […]

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Court Rules Third-Party Communication is Domestic Violence in New Jersey Blog

The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division ruled recently that an email forwarded to Plaintiff’s employer by Defendant does constitute harassment under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.  The Court determined that the email “falls squarely within the [Act]”.  In New Jersey, harassment is Domestic Violence if the aggressor purposely intended to harass another by […]

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Gov. Christie Says No to Legalizing Marijuana and Any Tax Revenue is “Blood Money”

Potential presidential hopeful, Chris Christie, called the tax revenue generated by other states through legal marijuana sales “blood money”. He continued by saying “ long as I’m governor of New Jersey, there won’t be legalized marijuana in this state”. His comments were made while speaking at the Daytop addiction treatment center. James Curtain, CEO of […]

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