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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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The Difference Between Rape and Statutory Rape

The Difference Between Rape and Statutory Rape

The crime of rape is defined as nonconsensual sexual intercourse normally by use of force, threat, or intimidation. Additionally, the illegal act of having sexual intercourse with a person below the age of consent, normally between the ages of 16 and 18, is considered to be “statutory rape” regardless if consent has been given. Rape…Continue Reading

Should You Plead Guilty to a DUI?

Should You Plead Guilty to a DUI?

When a person charged with a DUI chooses to plead guilty, normally, that person will be given a form to fill out requiring that they sign over most of their constitutional rights including the right to remain silent, right to a trial by jury, and the right to cross-examine witnesses. It is commonplace for the…Continue Reading

The Differences Between Robbery and Burglary  

The Differences Between Robbery and Burglary  

Although some people may understand that the words “robbery” and “burglary” mean different things, they are commonly used interchangeably in society. Regardless of their similarity, these terms can have significant differences. Robbery involves another person removing a valuable item from a person directly through the use of intimidation or threat. On the other hand, by…Continue Reading

Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse

When there is physical abuse as well as threats and other harm being done by one person to another who either have a close family relationship or social/ romantic relationship this is considered to be domestic violence. Domestic Violence Defined The term “domestic violence” is used to categorize types of physical and mental abuse from…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.