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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 Disorderly Conduct? 4 Important Things to Know

Disorderly conduct is somewhat of a vague charge. A lot of people have heard about it, but they don’t actually know what it means specifically. The problem with that is a conviction can lead to serious consequences—we’re talking six months in jail!

4 Things to Know About Disorderly Conduct in New Jersey

  • You can be charged with disorderly conduct as a result of your actions or speech.
  • A common activity that leads to disorderly conduct charges: Fighting in public.
  • Doing anything that creates risk, annoyance, or inconvenience for the public while serving no genuine purpose on their own can be interpreted as disorderly conduct.
  • Using offensive language in public or being excessively loud or abusive can also lead to disorderly conduct criminal charges being filed.

Disorderly conduct can lead to severe consequences if you don’t properly defend yourself. You shouldn’t gamble with your future by avoiding the necessary steps to protect your rights.

Get help from a skilled and experienced attorney to make sure your rights are respected throughout your case and give yourself the best chance at securing a positive judgment.

Contact an Experienced NJ Disorderly Conduct Defense Attorney

Attorney John W. Tumelty has decades of experience and knowledge acquired from years as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. He provides his clients with an exceptional defense to disorderly conduct charges in Southern New Jersey.

To schedule your free initial consultation with disorderly conduct defense attorney John W. Tumelty, call 609-390-4600 today or contact him online.

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