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Assault & Threat Crimes
Experienced New Brunswick Assault Offense Lawyers
The New Jersey Criminal Code contains a category of offenses known as assault and threat crimes. The nature of these charges span a broad range. Some involve intentional acts of violence such as certain forms of assault and others stem entirely from unintended consequences. These charges can also result in a disorderly persons offense that falls within municipal court jurisdiction or mushroom into an indictable crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree that may only be dealt with at Criminal Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. The classic example of such an incident is where a simple assault escalates to aggravated assault because the altercation involves a police officer.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers have extensive experience handling all of these offenses and what is necessary to provide our clients with the best opportunity for escaping a finding of guilt in New Brunswick or elsewhere in the county. The objective of every attorney at the firm is to insure that your case is resolved favorably so that there is no impact on your career and future. This may be achieved through crafty negotiating, skilled trial techniques or a number of other strategies. Irrespective, you can be sure that our Middlesex County criminal attorneys will undertake what is necessary to avoid an assault conviction.
Our skilled assault defense lawyers defend clients arrested and charged with assault throughout Middlesex County including in New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Edison, East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Monroe, South Brunswick, Piscataway, Sayreville, Perth Amboy, North Brunswick and Carteret.
For immediate assistance from a criminal attorney, contact our New Brunswick Office at 732-546-7126. Initial consultations are free of charge and we can be reached 24/7 for the guidance you need.
Experienced Representation for New Jersey Assault Charges
An assault charge or arrest for some form of threat can arise many ways. You may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time when a bar fight erupted which required you to defend yourself. Perhaps you made an angry or careless comment, or things just got out of hand during an argument. No matter your situation, if you are charged with assault or a threat offense, you are facing a serious charge. The potential consequences always include fines and the possibility of incarceration. This should be ample reason for you to make sure you hire a knowledgeable defense lawyer to handle your case in New Brunswick, Piscataway, East Brunswick, Old Bridge, North Brunswick or another venue of Middlesex County. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience defending assault on a police office and other forms of this violation. We are equipped to defend all assault charges including:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault by auto
- Aggravated assault on a police officer
It is important to take this type of offense seriously because a conviction not only carries significant penalties but also has the ability to impact your life for years to come. Your ability to obtain employment, secure a professional license, maintain your immigration status and continue desired endeavors can be seriously impacted if you fail to successfully defend this charge. Retaining a lawyer with the ability to protect your interests like those at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is therefore pivotal.
Woodbridge Defense Firm To Defend Your Assault Case
Woodbridge and Edison are the largest municipalities in Middlesex County so it is logical that their police departments file a high number of assault cases every year. There is no doubt that the largest segment of these cases involve disorderly persons offenses in municipal court. Common misdemeanor assault cases handled in Woodbridge Municipal Court, Edison Municipal Court and others in the county include:
Some assaults result in an indictable crime (e.g. first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime) where the resulting injuries are consequential or the conduct is particularly egregious. While the arrest in these cases occurs at the municipal court level, the related offense must be forwarded to the county courthouse in New Brunswick for disposition. Some examples of assault charges of this nature are:
- Terroristic Threats
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Serious Injury or Death
- Throwing Bodily Fluid at Police
A lawyer with a record of success in defending assault and threat proceedings at these levels is going to be your best option for minimizing your exposure. Our team includes former prosecutors and other skilled attorneys who can provide this level of representation. You can contact our Woodbridge Office at 732-634-0700 any time of day or night to speak to an attorney.
Old Bridge NJ Assault Attorney
The Middlesex County municipality of Old Bridge has grown rapidly to the point that it now has over 65,000 residents and ranks third in population. The increase in population has also resulted in many more arrests and complaints for assault. If you have been charged with an offense which is now pending in Old Bridge Municipal Court or at the county level, your selection of an attorney may well be the most important decision you make concerning whether you are convicted or acquitted. Our lawyers regularly defend clients against threat offenses and assault charges in courts throughout Middlesex County, including Old Bridge NJ. Because our team includes former municipal and county prosecutors, we have an inside view of how these charges work. We will aim for an acquittal or dismissal of the charges against you. If dismissal or acquittal is not possible, our goal is to reduce the charges and their potential consequences for your life.
An assault lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is available to assist you immediately if you have been charged in New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Woodbridge, Edison, Monroe, East Brunswick, Monroe, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Sayreville, Perth Amboy, North Brunswick, Carteret or anywhere else in Middlesex County.
Our East Brunswick Office is available 24/7 to assist you by calling 732-227-1200. An attorney is ready to help you and is just a telephone call away.