There’s a lot of fun to be had in Atlantic City. There’s also a lot of trouble. Temptations are everywhere and most people can handle it, but some people can’t and end up with criminal charges.
If you’re planning on going to Atlantic City, there will be plenty to do and see. But there are many things that you should avoid at all costs.
Here are seven casino crimes that result in serious legal trouble
1) Swindling, fraud, stealing chips, not paying markers, and using counterfeit coins.
2) Cheating by using a device to obtain an advantage at a casino game, using bogus chips, counting cards, using marked cards, using loaded dice, and past posting.
3) Gambling under the age of 21. It’s also illegal to set foot on a casino gaming floor if you’re under 21.
4) Disorderly conduct in casino hotels, such as verbal or physical altercations.
5) Assault in any way, shape, or form.
6) Remaining on casino property after being told to leave or after being banned from the premises. You could be charged with criminal trespassing.
7) Bringing a handgun if your weapons permit is not applicable in New Jersey.
Most casino crimes are felony-level offenses. This means that if you are convicted, you could be looking at serious prison time, as well as a permanent criminal record. If you find yourself charged with any of these seven crimes, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
John Tumelty is a battle-tested attorney who has spent the past 30 years representing countless clients accused of casino crimes in Atlantic City. As a former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Trial Section, he has 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 help you avoid a criminal record.
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