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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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I’m Facing Criminal Charges. Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

I’m Facing Criminal Charges. Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

You might assume that it has been a big misunderstanding that you are facing criminal charges at all. However, defendants charged with crimes will almost always benefit from obtaining an experienced lawyer. The vast majority of criminal defendants are represented by an attorney, particularly when a prison sentence or jail time is a possible outcome.Continue Reading

What to Do If You Are Accused of a Crime and You Know You’re Innocent

What to Do If You Are Accused of a Crime and You Know You’re Innocent

Knowing that you are innocent and being accused of a crime is a serious problem and one that should prompt you to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney. Unfortunately, even prosecutors with the best of intentions still file charges against innocent suspects from time to time. No matter the reason behind why the…Continue Reading

Creating an Easier Path for Ex-Offenders to Make a Fresh Start

Creating an Easier Path for Ex-Offenders to Make a Fresh Start

Being convicted of a crime in New Jersey and dealing with the unfortunate consequences that follow are never easy situations to handle. In most cases, even those with minimal convictions struggle to move beyond their criminal record and start a new life. However, Governor Chris Christie may have finally changed things for the better with…Continue Reading

Can I Get Out of Jail after Arrest by Using Bail?

Can I Get Out of Jail after Arrest by Using Bail?

Anyone who has recently found themselves in jail tends to wonder just how long it will be before they can leave. The fastest way to do this is by posting bail. Bail is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial. Typically, things like property, a bond, or cash can be used as collateral in…Continue Reading

Who Can Provide the Police with Approval to Search Your Home?

Who Can Provide the Police with Approval to Search Your Home?

Search and seizure of materials could lead to a criminal case. That’s why it’s important to realize who can allow police to search your home. Police officers can typically search the home of an owner who provides consent but you’re probably curious about what happens if another person allows the police officers to have a…Continue Reading

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South Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is conveniently located in Atlantic City, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Brigantine, Buena, Cape May, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor,  and Waymouth.