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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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Domestic Violence Charges Possible against NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp

Just as the Ray Rice controversy seems to be fading into the background, the NFL, casinos and domestic violence issues have collided once again, this time in an incident involving pro football Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Sapp has been accused of assaulting a woman in a Las Vegas gaming establishment on August 28. Though he has not yet been charged, the woman, who apparently suffered minor injuries, contacted the police. This is Sapp’s second link to a domestic violence case in five years – domestic battery charges were filed against him and then dropped in 2010 when he was accused of choking a woman in his hotel room.

If charges are brought and sustained against Sapp this time around, the prosecution may very well try and use his troubled criminal past to establish a pattern of abusive criminal behavior, which is why it’s important that he, and anyone else facing domestic battery charges, has the right lawyer to help them overcome the charges and avoid jail time. While it can be difficult for the prosecution to prove actual abuse, it doesn’t stop the accusations from attaching themselves to your name and ruining your life. The longer these charges linger, the bigger threat they pose to your reputation, your quality of life and your freedom.

In order to quickly dispense with the domestic abuse accusations facing you, it’s critical that you hire the right attorney to help get the charges immediately thrown out. Nobody wants to be known as an abuser. Worse yet, in an increasingly litigious society, it can be easier than ever for this label to prevent you from living your life and even getting a job in the future. It’s easy for someone to point a finger. Don’t let a domestic abuse charge ruin your reputation. Talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney now.

New Jersey criminal defense lawyer John Tumelty has years of experience helping clients overcome domestic violence charges so they can move on with their lives. If you’re facing accusations of domestic abuse, call Mr. Tumelty and his associates today for a free consultation.

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