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STATE v. HENDRICKS — NEW JERSEY MURDER TRIAL — “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT

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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What Is Perjury?

What Is Perjury?Anyone who has seen a trial in a courtroom knows that witnesses are sometimes called to testify under oath. When this happens, the person on the stand swears to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If they get caught lying under oath, then they could be charged with a crime.

What is Considered Perjury in New Jersey Courtrooms?

According to New Jersey’s Code of Criminal Justice, the definition of perjury is making a false material statement under oath or swearing falsely to the truth of a previously made statement under oath. For an offense to be considered perjury, the individual’s statement must make a genuine difference to the case, and the false statement must have been made intentionally with the knowledge that it was untrue.

New Jersey’s courtrooms take perjury very seriously because such offenses undermine the integrity of the justice system. If people were not concerned with lying under oath, then it would be difficult to trust any person who testified in court. Perjury is considered a third-degree crime, so offenders could potentially face three to five years in jail. A conviction may also include fines up to $15,000.

Contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty in New Jersey Today

If you are being accused of perjury, then it may be possible to defend yourself by explaining that you didn’t knowingly make a false statement or arguing that your statement was immaterial to the case. Criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty has experience defending clients charged with perjury. If you’d like to hear more about how he can help you, then reach out to his law firm online.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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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.