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STATE v. HENDRICKS — NEW JERSEY MURDER TRIAL — "NOT GUILTY" VERDICT

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: Drunk Driving Charges

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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Governor Vetoes DWI Bill Requiring Interlock Device and Reduced License Suspension

On March 23, 2014, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, rejected a DWI bill that permits traffic court judges to reduce the license suspensions for those convicted of DWI in exchange for the installation of ignition interlock devices.  Gov. Christie stated that he did not believe that the state’s system of imposing license suspensions should be […]

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Mandatory Jail for Driving on a DWI Suspension in NJ

State v. Harris, a recent New Jersey Appellate Division case decided on February 4, 2015 determined that a defendant who drives after being convicted or pleading guilty to multiple DWIs will not be allowed to serve their jail sentence under house arrest, county supplemental labor program or in a rehab.  The law is now clear […]

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Atlantic County Judge Throws Out Blood Test in DWI Crash

This week an Atlantic County Superior Court Judge granted a defense motion to suppress blood test results in a fatal DWI crash. The Atlantic City Press reported that Sundeep Sekon of Atlantic City is charged with vehicular homicide in a one-car crash that occurred on June 4, 2011 in Absecon. The crash killed his cousin, […]

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Retired New Jersey Police Captain charged with drunk driving

Driving while intoxicated is a serious charge, which can lead to serious consequences, such as fines, loss of driving privileges, and jail time. Further, especially in New Jersey, employment opportunities can be put in danger due to the fact that the state does not generally provide hardship licenses to those stripped of driving privileges. On […]

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