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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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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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How To Get Body Cam Footage From Police

In the past, New Jersey police have been accused of using excessive force. Police officials have spoken publicly about their desire to improve the department’s public image, they want the public to feel that they can trust them and body cameras are expected to encourage that. The body camera is a small device that clips […]

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What Happens If I Accidentally Commit A Crime?

So, you accidentally commit a crime. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the process, and there were no damages to any property. So what happens next when a crime is accidentally committed?

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Finding The Right Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense attorneys are specialist legal resources. You wouldn’t visit a cardiologist to treat an ear infection, and you wouldn’t contact a medical malpractice lawyer with tax issues. This post addresses how to find the right New Jersey criminal defense attorney for your case.

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Tracking Crime Guns in New Jersey: Where Are They Coming From?

Connecticut’s Supreme Court has just ruled that Sandy Hook families may sue Remington Arms, the manufacturer of the rifle used in the shooting. The case will look at and expose Remington Arms’ marketing practices. Just where do the majority of guns used in crimes come from? It’s tough to buy a gun in New Jersey, […]

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