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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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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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