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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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What Is Probable Cause?

“Probable cause” is a practical legal standard that’s supposed to offer flexibility. The standard of probable cause is theoretically met when the court has sufficient evidence to believe that a crime was committed or in the process of being committed.

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Atlantic City Underage Gambling & Casino Rules

Many young people will travel to Atlantic City with their families, unaware that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to gamble in an Atlantic City casino or any private location around the state, and upon entering the casino for an evening of fun find themselves being charged with a criminal offense […]

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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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