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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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3 Things to Know About Disorderly Conduct in Atlantic City

Casinos in Atlantic City are a good time, but sometimes people don’t know how to pace themselves. This inevitably results in individuals or groups being drunk, rowdy, or even delinquent. Because of this, disorderly conduct is a common recurring problem. Here are three things to know about disorderly conduct in Atlantic City.

1) Disorderly Conduct is a Criminal Offense in Atlantic City

If you get a criminal complaint for disorderly conduct, the Atlantic City Municipal Prosecutor’s Office will handle your case in municipal court.

2) You Can Go to Jail for Disorderly Conduct in Atlantic City

It’s possible to get 30 days in jail for disorderly conduct. However, it’s unlikely for a first-time offense. Your sentence will depend on the facts of your specific case, but other possible outcomes could include a $500 fine and community service.

3) Disorderly Conduct Charges Can be Dropped in Atlantic City … But You Need Help

Plea bargains are common and disorderly conduct charges can be downgraded. Since a disorderly conduct charge can lead to a criminal record, you’ll need the help of a criminal defense attorney to get the charge dropped entirely.

Charged with Disorderly Conduct? Experienced Attorney John W. Tumelty Can Help!

If you have been charged with a crime in Atlantic City or County, you need the assistance of a strong, local criminal defense attorney, that knows the local courts, to ensure that rights are protected throughout the legal process.

John Tumelty is a battle-tested attorney who has represented countless clients accused of crimes in Atlantic City. As a former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section, he has a unique insight into how prosecutors evaluate a criminal case and prepare a case for court. This gives him a huge advantage when preparing a case and strategizing for trial. He will fight hard to protect you and to help you avoid a criminal record.

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