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East Brunswick Simple Assault Lawyer
One of the most frequently encountered offenses in East Brunswick Municipal Court is simple assault. There are a number of factors which translate into the high incident of individuals charged with violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 including just how easily this violation can be triggered. If you are facing a simple assault charge in East Brunswick, do not be mistaken into thinking that this is something which you can take lightly. Failure to mount a successful defense will result in a criminal record that will follow you for many years and can effect your ability to obtain employment, secure a professional license or enjoy other endeavors in the future.
The attorneys in our East Brunswick Office of our firm can help you avoid the penalties and consequences that come with a conviction for simple assault. We are the largest criminal defense team in Middlesex County, employ several former prosecutors and have handled hundreds (if not thousands) of simple assault charges over our 100 plus years in combined practice. To speak to a East Brunswick simple assault lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, call 732-227-1200 for a free initial consultation.
Simple Assault Offense in East Brunswick New Jersey
The disorderly person offense of simple assault can result in the municipal court of East Brunswick in three ways. A violation arises when someone attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury. The second scenario where simple assault arises in East Brunswick is where an actor negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon. Third, a conviction can result when someone attempts by physical menace to put another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
Grading. Simple assault is, as previously stated, a disorderly persons offense. This is the equivalent to a misdemeanor with jurisdiction resting with the municipal court. When a simple assault involves a victim who is a police officer, the conduct results in aggravated assault of a police officer. The same escalation to a felony occurs when a simple assault occurs at a youth sport event.
Penalties.The penalties for simple assault include a fine that can be as much as $1,000. The court may also impose a county jail sentence of up to 6 months. Mandatory court assessments include $50 to the VCCB, $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund and court costs of $33.
Conditional Dismissal. First time offenders can apply for diversion of their charge through the Conditional Dismissal Program. Those who are admitted into the program are relieved from prosecution provided they complete one year of probation. The violation is dismissed provided probation is successfully completed.
Simple Assault Attorney in East Brunswick
If you are looking for a simple assault attorney in East Brunswick, we are well positioned to assist you. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to insure that you have the greatest opportunity to avert a conviction. A lawyer is available 24/7 to assist you with questions and to discuss what we can do to help you move on from this incident with minimal consequence. Call us now at 732-227-1200 for immediate help.