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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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Atlantic City Criminal Defense Lawyer Will Take on Unreliable Eyewitnesses

You came to the Jersey Shore looking for atough_lawyer good time and something, anything, went wrong. Now you find yourself charged with a crime and facing anything from significant penalties to jail time. Don’t panic; get someone who knows the courts and law on your side.

The truth is a good criminal defense attorney will mount a creative defense strategy on your behalf based on the facts. Your defense will be based on research and a thorough investigation of the entire circumstances of your arrest. Many times, the prosecution will have what they call an “eyewitness,” someone who claims they were there and saw everything and can testify to your involvement and guilt.

Eyewitness testimony is incredibly unreliable and a skilled criminal defense lawyer like John Tumelty can see through it and prove the person is not a credible witness. Sometimes, this kind of proof can poke a hole in the prosecution’s case causing enough reasonable doubt to get you acquitted of your charges.

The National Registry of Exonerations recently released an interesting statistic. Apparently, 36 percent of all wrongful convictions in the United States were based on intentionally or accidentally mistaken eyewitness IDs.

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Atlantic City, Cape May or anywhere else in South New Jersey, contact John W. Tumelty for a free consultation about your case. 

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