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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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Jason Kidd arrested for DWI after car crash

On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Jason Kidd was arrested by the Southampton police after crashing his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a pole and veered into the woods around 2:00 a.m., in Watermill, which is a residential community east of Southampton Village. Kidd was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and released. He was arraigned on a misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated charge and released without bail. His blood alcohol level was not released.

The New York Knicks signed Kidd away from the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that will pay him about 3 million a year. Kidd played in New Jersey leading the Nets to 2 NBA final appearances before being traded to Dallas.

The DWI law in New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit producing drug, or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more by weight of alcohol in the defendant’s blood. A person convicted of a first offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of at least .08%, but less than .010%, will face a 90-day loss of license. If the blood alcohol level is .010%, or higher, the loss of license is 7 to 12 months. There are monetary penalties, alcohol class requirements and potential ignition interlock requirements..

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