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

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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What is Bail & How Does it Work in New Jersey?

Jail can be a scary place. Naturally, people don’t want to be there. That’s where bail comes in. After a person is arrested, they can pay bail to the court (depending on the crime), which is the cash equivalent that acts as collateral to get released from custody until a later court date. Bail is […]

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Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in New Jersey?

Compared to the rest of the nation, New Jersey is tough on drunk drivers. If you are convicted of DWI in NJ, you will be facing mandatory fines, loss of license and potential jail time. Further, you’ll likely be forced to take, and pay for, drunk driving education courses. Of course, the best piece of […]

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How Our Criminal Defense Attorney in NJ Can Help You

Criminal convictions can destroy your future. There’s no reason to sugarcoat it because you could lose your freedom and damage your chances of future employment. Now’s not the time to wallow — Now’s the time to take action. The smartest decision you can make is to work with an experienced attorney like John W. Tumelty. […]

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6 Types of Drug Crimes in NJ

Prosecutors in New Jersey can be absolutely ruthless when it comes to drug crimes. No matter what your situation was when you were arrested, you can receive severe penalties (harsh prison sentences, long stays at rehab facilities, large fines, etc.) and a record that’s permanently ruined. If you’re charged with any of the following crimes, […]

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3 Reasons To Request an Attorney if You Get Arrested

The moment you’re facing criminal charges of any kind in New Jersey (or even if you suspect you’re being investigated in a criminal case), your first action should be to call a criminal defense attorney. You’ve probably heard the term “lawyer up” before. It’s your right to request a lawyer and “remain silent.” As soon […]

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