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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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5 Penalties People Face When Charged With Underage Gambling

Gambling is fun, but you need to be at least 21-years-old to do it in Atlantic County, New Jersey. This can be confusing in casinos since people are technically allowed inside the casino if they’re under 21 as long as they’re not on the gambling floor. This means that if you happen to be in…Continue Reading

Is Street Racing Illegal?

Street racing has become increasingly popular due to movies like the Fast and the Furious, pop culture and advancements in technology that have improved the speed and safety of various vehicles. Dozens of spectators often come out to witness these highly dangerous races. Is Street Racing Illegal in New Jersey? Despite its popularity, New Jersey…Continue Reading

What is Federal Mail Fraud?

Surprisingly, mail fraud laws are one of the most frequently prosecuted federal laws. Everyone who utilizes the U.S. mail system is subject to these important laws. How Do Federal Mail Fraud Laws Affect Me in New Jersey? If you’re a resident of New Jersey, then federal mail fraud laws apply to you anytime you utilize…Continue Reading

Open Container Laws in New Jersey

Driving under the influence is not the only alcohol-related offense a driver can commit on the road. There are also laws that restrict people from driving on roads with open alcoholic containers inside the car. What are the Laws Regarding Open Containers in New Jersey? State laws in New Jersey explicitly prohibit anyone riding or…Continue Reading

Detecting High Drivers

Nearly everyone associates the criminal offense of driving under the influence with alcohol, but it’s important to note that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of drugs. Can You Be Charged With a Crime in New Jersey for Driving After Smoking Marijuana? It’s illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, but…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.