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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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Creating an Easier Path for Ex-Offenders to Make a Fresh Start

Being convicted of a crime in New Jersey and dealing with the unfortunate consequences that follow are never easy situations to handle. In most cases, even those with minimal convictions struggle to move beyond their criminal record and start a new life. However, Governor Chris Christie may have finally changed things for the better with new expungement laws that will make it easier for those convicted of minor crimes to expunge their records and apply for jobs.

Experienced Attorney Helps South Jersey Residents Take Advantage Of The New Expungement Laws

The three bills that were passed made major changes to the criminal record expungement process in a move that many agreed was necessary in order to give those with minor convictions a fair chance at finding gainful employment. The new laws now include a broader range of offenses and a decreased waiting time for the process to conclude. Previously, both of these factors made it extremely difficult for an ex-offender to start their lives over, but it is the subject of the third bill that impacts the likelihood of rehabilitative success the most. In the third bill, the law now states that employers are barred from inquiring whether job applicants have had their criminal records expunged. This means that once the candidate has his or her record expunged, they are legally allowed to respond to a potential employer who has questions about their past that they have never been arrested or convicted of a crime.

These new laws have made it easier than ever before for New Jersey residents with a minor criminal background to expunge their records and begin life anew. With the reduction in the amount of time it takes to wipe the criminal record clean, in addition to the increase in the number of crimes that are now qualified for removal, it would be in your best interest to contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty to find out if you are eligible to take advantage of the new expungement laws for your criminal record.

Top-Rated Criminal Record Expungements Lawyer Offers Free Consultations in Atlantic and Cape May Counties

One minor conviction should not lead to a lifetime of major consequences. Mr. Tumelty is prepared to guide you through the expungement process so that you can emerge with a clean record. With fewer restrictions in the eligibility criteria, there is a greater chance that new candidates will get to ease their way back into society with a clean slate. So if you were arrested or convicted of a crime in Atlantic City or anywhere else in New Jersey, let criminal defense attorney Mr. Tumelty help you wipe your record clean. Contact The Law Office of John W. Tumelty today at 609.385.4010 to schedule your free consultation.

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