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Sayreville NJ Simple Assault Lawyer
Sayreville is historically in the top quarter of municipalities in Middlesex County when it comes to disorderly persons offenses like simple assault. If you were charged with violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 for committing a simple assault in Sayreville, a lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is equipped to competently defend you. Our criminal firm includes a team of 8 defense attorneys, several of whom are former prosecutors, that have considerable experience handling the offense of simple assault in Sayreville Municipal Court. And even before dedicating their work to defending the accused, several of the lawyers served as prosecutors building relationships and a perspective that is invaluable. To speak to a member of our team immediately, call our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200. The initial consultation is free of charge so do not hesitate to contact us for the assistance you need.
Simple Assault Offense in Sayreville New Jersey
Simple assault is probably the most common criminal offense heard in Sayreville New Jersey after possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana and disorderly conduct. The charge often arises in tandem with a temporary restraining order issued based on allegations of domestic violence. In many other cases, however, the offense is the result of an altercation that turned physical between neighbors, bar patrons and others. Irrespective of the facts and circumstances surrounding your assault charge, you need to appreciate the stakes in the event of conviction. If you plead or are found guilty of violating 2C:12-1, you will have a criminal record which cannot be expunged unless numerous conditions are met, including your waiting at least 5 years from the date of payment of all fines and completion of all supervision (a.k.a. probation). There are fines and monetary assessments that must also be imposed and can approximate $1,500. The most serious penalty that results from your being convicted of simple assault in Sayreville is the possibility of as much as 6 months in jail.
First time offenders may avoid the penalties that come with being convicted in Sayreville under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 by securing admission in the the conditional dismissal program. This relief is available to applicants who meet strict guidelines. Individuals must complete at least one year of probation in order to successfully complete the program. The complaint is dismissed without any record when the terms of supervision are fulfilled.
Another reoccurring issue in Sayreville simple assault cases is involvement of restraining orders. When this offense is issued as a result of an incident of domestic violence, the victim is given the option to apply for a temporary restraining order. This relief is intended to prevent any additional incidents of violence against the victim by barring contact between the parties. There is a final restraining order that follows in the Family Division which is where the defendant has his opportunity to tell his side of the story and contest the allegations in the domestic violence complaint.
Simple Assault Defense Attorney in Sayreville
There is no room for hesitation if you have been charged with simple assault in Sayreville. The Sayreville municipal court judge insists that cases are processed diligently so delay in retaining a defense attorney can definitely prejudice your case. Contacting a lawyer with the skill that is necessary to secure a favorable outcome is precisely how you can avoid such a pitfall. The attorneys at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, possess these tools. To speak to one of the lawyers on our staff immediately, call us anytime 24/7 for a free consultation.