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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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Atlantic County Lawyer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Stealing Seniors’ Life Savings

Barbara Lieberman, a prominent Atlantic County lawyer, was sentenced to 10 years for stealing from her elderly clients. The New Jersey State Police began investigating the matter after the Office of the Guardian advised them about a woman who they believed had been financial exploited. The State combed through bank records for over two and […]

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Avoiding A Criminal Record Through New Jersey’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program

Quite often in the criminal justice system, there are cases where an individual with no criminal record makes a mistake that results in an arrest and criminal charges. Most people are concerned about the possibility of a felony record, which can adversely affect employment, career goals, state licensing issues, college and graduate school as well […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court will consider standards for sentencing careless drivers to jail

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide what standards should govern when deciding if a defendant convicted of careless driving should be given a jail sentence. The case pending before the Supreme Court involves an accident that occurred in February, 2010 when Dianna Palma stopped her SUV at a red light in Red […]

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New Jersey Expungement Law Amendment Allows For Early Expungement

A recent amendment to New Jersey’s expungment statute allows for an expungement petition to be filed five-year after sentencing. The expungement statute N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2(a) was amended effective March 13, 2012 to provide: A petition may be filed and presented, and the court may grant an expungement pursuant to this section when: (a) at least five years […]

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ATLANTIC COUNTY NJ MAN GETS 125 YEARS JAIL FOR DOUBLE HOMICIDE

An Atlantic County Superior Court judge handed down one of the longest state prison sentences in Atlantic County history. Judge Michael Donio sentenced Nicholas Nigro, III, to 130 years in state prison for killing his girlfriend and her mother in their Egg Harbor Township home in 2009. Judge Donio sentenced Nigro to 60 years for […]

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