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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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Is Leaving Your Child in Your Car for a Few Minutes Child Abuse?

Brrrrr, it’s cold out! Should I wake him up and bring him out into the cold? Should I just run inside quick? Child endangerment and neglect charges will have a serious and far-reaching impact. While protecting the safety of a child is of the utmost importance, a misunderstanding or one person’s rather extreme definition of […]

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DNA Tests – The Perfect Gift for Innocent Criminals

The holidays are here, odds are you or someone you may know is gifted a DNA testing kit this year. DNA tests have been becoming a really popular way to learn more about yourself and your family history, but a neat holiday gift isn’t all these tests are good for. Imagine being accused of a […]

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But It Was Self Defense!

In New Jersey, self defense law (NJSA 2C-3-4(a)) states that if you are in a situation where you fear for your life or the life of someone else, you are entitled to protect yourself by taking reasonable actions to defend yourself against the attack.  In other words, “the use of force upon or toward another […]

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How To Get Body Cam Footage From Police

In the past, New Jersey police have been accused of using excessive force. Police officials have spoken publicly about their desire to improve the department’s public image, they want the public to feel that they can trust them and body cameras are expected to encourage that. The body camera is a small device that clips […]

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What Happens If I Accidentally Commit A Crime?

So, you accidentally commit a crime. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the process, and there were no damages to any property. So what happens next when a crime is accidentally committed?

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