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North Brunswick Simple Assault Attorney
You have landed in the right place if you are looking for a North Brunswick criminal lawyer to defend a simple assault offense. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall routinely appears in North Brunswick Municipal Court on behalf of clients charged with simple assault and other disorderly persons offenses. We are former prosecutors who are highly skilled in the defense of assault charges throughout Middlesex County including in the Township of North Brunswick. If you would like to speak to a simple assault defense attorney at our firm immediately, contact our office. Attorneys are available for free consultation 24/7.
Simple Assault Charge in North Brunswick Municipal Court
The Municipal Court of North Brunswick has jurisdiction to preside over misdemeanor criminal charges like a disorderly persons offense for simple assault. The municipal court is located at 710 Herman Road, North Brunswick, New Jersey, and it can be reached at 732-247-0922. It is important to keep in mind that there is no right to a jury trial when your case is heard in the municipal court. All issues of law and fact are decided my a single judge. The judges who serve in this capacity are Honorable Christine Heitmann and Honorable William Feingold.
Elements for Proving Simple. The standard of proof is beyond reasonable doubt should your simple assault proceed to trial. In order to prove you guilty in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, the state must establish that you engaged in one of the following with respect to another person: (1) attempted to cause bodily injury; (2) purposely, knowingly or reckless caused bodily injury; (3) negligently cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon; or (4) physically menacing conduct to create fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
Penalties If Convicted of Simple Assault. There are a wide range of penalties that may be imposed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 if you are found guilty of simple assault. The maximum fine is $1,000. The court may also order a period of community service and/or probation. The most serious potential consequences is up to six months in the county jail.
Conditional Dismissal. First time offenders may apply for diversion from prosecution under the conditional dismissal program. There is typically a one year period of probation that must be fulfilled as a prerequisite to completion of this program.
Simple Assault & Domestic Violence. If a North Brunswick simple assault arises out of a domestic relationship, a separate civil proceeding in the family court can come into play by virtue of issuance of a temporary restraining order.
Simple Assault Lawyer in North Brunswick New Jersey
Simple assault is one of the most common criminal charges encountered in North Brunswick New Jersey. We are the largest defense firm in the region and every lawyer on our staff has had occasion to handle many cases in the town, including those involving some form of assault. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly familiar with the personnel and what it takes to effectively represent a client charged with simple assault in North Brunswick. To speak to an attorney immediately, call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126.