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Plainsboro Simple Assault Attorney

If you have been charged with simple assault in Plainsboro New Jersey, you need to hire an attorney with the skills to insure you have the best chance of escaping a conviction. This does not mean trying to find the lawyer closest to Plainsboro Municipal Court because, quite frankly, there isn’t even a criminal firm in the town. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we have a powerhouse defense team that is clearly the largest in Middlesex County. More importantly, we have been successfully representing clients on Plainsboro simple assault charges for decades. Our lawyers are highly familiar with the judge and prosecutor that will be handling your case and know what it takes to get your simple assault charge in Plainsboro dismissed or downgraded. To speak to an attorney on our staff about your offense, call our office at 732-246-7126 for a free consultation.

Simple Assault Charge in Plainsboro New Jersey

It is important that you understand how N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 works if you are facing a simple assault charge in Plainsboro New Jersey. The first thing you need to know is that jurisdiction to decide your simple assault offense rests with the municipal court of Plainsboro. You should also know that the fact that you were arrested or, alternatively, were not and simply received a summons/ticket is irrelevant to your charge. The formality of an arrest was a discretionary decision on the part of the police and nothing more. In terms of the consequences of a conviction, you will have a criminal record for simple assault that will be seen by employers and others who perform a criminal background check. Failure to successfully defend the simple assault offense can therefore clearly effect your future. You also face direct consequences in Plainsboro in the form of penalties that include up to 6 months in jail, fines, community service and/or probation.

There is often an overlay between simple assault and restraining orders. The reason is because a victim of a domestic assault is provided with the opportunity to seek a restraining order to prevent alleged future incidents of violence. The result of entry of a temporary restraining order results in a second proceeding in Family Court to determine whether a final restraining order is needed. It is pivotal that you take both proceedings seriously because a violation of a restraining order in the future is criminal and can result in incarceration.

Simple Assault Defense Lawyer in Plainsboro

Researching for a defense lawyer to handle your simple assault case in Plainsboro is a great step in the right direction to protect yourself against a 2C:12-1(a) charge. The attorneys on our criminal team can help you in this quest to escape the offense without a finding of guilt. The staff of lawyers have years of experience appearing in Plainsboro on disorderly persons offenses. For a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss your simple assault summons, contact us anytime 24/7 for immediate assistance.