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Criminal Lawyer, John 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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But It Was Self Defense! [3 Situations When Self-defense May be Warranted in New Jersey]

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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3 Things to Know About Disorderly Conduct in Atlantic City

Casinos in Atlantic City are a good time, but sometimes people don’t know how to pace themselves. This inevitably results in individuals or groups being drunk, rowdy, or even delinquent. Because of this, disorderly conduct is a common recurring problem. Here are three things to know about disorderly conduct in Atlantic City. 1) Disorderly Conduct […]

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What Happens if You Get a DUI on a Boat

Have you already been accused of boating DUI in NJ? If so, you need to take action quickly to protect yourself and your interests. Being convicted could impact your ability to drive and your freedom. Can You Get a DUI on a Boat? Yes, it’s against the law to operate a boat in New Jersey […]

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7 Casino Crimes to Avoid in Atlantic City

There’s a lot of fun in Atlantic City, but there’s also a lot of trouble. There’s temptation everywhere and most people can handle it, but some people can’t and end up with criminal charges. If you’re planning on going to Atlantic City, there’ll be plenty to do and see. But these seven casino crimes will […]

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Avoiding a Criminal Record After Charges Are Filed

You’ve been charged with a crime and you’re facing fines, jail time, and probation. Being found guilty of any serious crime in New Jersey will impact your ability to earn a living, possibly prevent you from seeing your children, and could have lifelong effects on your reputation. However, if you’re a candidate for a diversion […]

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