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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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I Lost My Driver’s License and I Wasn’t Even Driving!

In New Jersey, drivers know that state laws governing drunk driving dictate loss of driving priviledges. Further, if you rack up enough points from moving violations – excessive speeding, careless driving, and using your cell phone while driving, for example – you will get your license suspended. However, you can lose your license without even […]

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Charged with a Crime in NJ? Learn about the Punishment You May Face

In New Jersey, all people convicted of a crime must go through a sentencing process that  follows specific legal guidelines. The laws governing criminal sentencing in New Jersey are complicated and always changing. If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your charges and the […]

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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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