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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.


Protect Yourself; Don’t Leave Safety to Chance in Atlantic City, NJ

The casinos in Atlantic City are just as dangerous as absolutely anywhere else on Planet Earth – for people who aren’t willing to take responsibility for their own safety. Of course, security abounds. And, there are security cameras everywhere you look – and often where you can’t even view them.

That being said, if you aren’t making good choices regarding your person or your property, you may be a crime statistic waiting to happen. Here’s how to be safe rather than sorry:

  1. Don’t leave the casinos or boardwalk area, especially at night, to go out exploring the area. Stay in well-lit, well-populated areas at all times.
  2. Do not leave your pocketbook, brief case, book bag or any other personal belongings unattended and secured. The odds of being a victim of theft are higher than the House’s odds of beating you at roulette.
  3. Similarly, don’t be a waiting victim for a pickpocket. While you are celebrating victory at the slots or tables, anyone can slip their hand into a pock to remove cash or slot vouchers.

Common sense? Without a doubt! However, when you are on vacation or out on the town for a good time with friends, it’s not unusual to throw caution to the wind. If you take care of yourself and your stuff, you have a much better shot at a winning getaway.

If you happen to get charged with a crime in Atlantic City, your odds of beating the charges are better with an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Contact John W. Tumelty for a free consultation about your charges.

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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.