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South Amboy Simple Assault Lawyer
Former Middlesex County Prosecutors At Our Firm Are Ready To Defend Your Assault Charge
An extremely common offense in South Amboy is simple assault. This charge can arise in many contexts including a fight at school, alteration in a bar, a domestic incident or an endless number of other scenarios. If you had the misfortune of being charged with simple assault, a skilled lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has the tools to successfully defend you in South Amboy Municipal Court. Our team includes several attorneys who are former prosecutors in Middlesex County and accomplished litigators who possess over 100 years of combined experience. Lawyers are standing by 24/7 to assist new calls and initial consultations are free. Call 732-634-0700 to speak to an attorney immediately.
Simple Assault Offense In South Amboy New Jersey
Your criminal offense for simple assault arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1a. This provision of the New Jersey Assault Law provides that:
2C:12-1. Assault. a. Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:
(1) Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
(2) Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
(3) Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.
A disorderly persons offense for simple assault can result in a sentence that includes a fine of up to $1,000, possible county jail sentence of up to 6 months, probation, community service, counseling, restitution and can even result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
There are many defenses to a simple assault charge including, but not limited to, lack of purpose or recklessness under (1), lack of negligence under (2) or that there was no menacing, imminent threat or “serious bodily injury” involved under (3). Even when a case is incapable of attack on these bases, our lawyers are almost always able to avoid a conviction for this variety of assault whether as a result of Conditional Dismissal or a downgrade to a municipal ordinance offense.
Simple Assault Domestic Violence Charge in South Amboy. When someone is the victim of a simple assault and are protected under the NJ Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, they have the opportunity to secure a temporary restraining order. This is the most common variety of South Amboy Domestic Violence charge. When a scenario such as this occurs, the accused faces a criminal offense for simple assault in South Amboy Municipal Court and a collateral proceeding in the Family Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court to determine whether the restraining order will become permanent and final.
Simple Assault On An Individual Protected Under 2C:12-1b(5). When the victim of a simple assault is someone afforded protection under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(5) such as a police officer, teacher, firemen or EMT, the incident results in an aggravated assault.
Simple Assault Attorney in South Amboy
Simple assault can be a much more serious criminal offense than you might anticipate so it is never a good idea to defend this charge without a savvy attorney at your side. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of veteran lawyers possess that attributes to fully protect your interests and future. Contact our firm at 732-634-0700 for a free consultation with an attorney anytime 24/7. Attorneys are available now to help you.
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