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South Brunswick Simple Assault Attorneys
South Brunswick has approximately 43,417 residents so municipal court charges that include simple assault are fairly common in the town. The largest percentage of these offenses arise out of some form of domestic violence although all sorts of altercations, for example, a fight between neighbors, can result in a South Brunswick simple assault. If you are facing a charge for simple assault in South Brunswick Municipal Court, you have landed in the right place. While a conviction results in a criminal record and penalties that include jail, our attorneys have a track history of success in avoiding findings of guilt. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over a century of combined experience defending South Brunswick disorderly persons offenses like simple assault and are ready to help you move on from this unfortunate situation. To reach an attorney on our team anytime 24/7, call our New Brunswick Office now. A lawyer is available 24/7 for a free consultation.
Simple Assault Offense in South Brunswick New Jersey
You can be charged with simple assault under three different circumstances in South Brunswick pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. If you “attempt to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury injury” to another person, that is the first form of simple assault. The second basis for a simple assault conviction is negligently causing bodily injury to another person using a deadly weapon. For example, if you swing a bat in a negligent fashion and you injure someone, you can be charged under 2C:12-1. The third way someone can be convicted of simple assault in the municipal court of South Brunswick is if they act in a physically threatening manner to put someone in fear of immediate physical injury.
Penalties. As previously stated, simple assault is a disorderly persons offense. The judge in South Brunswick can sentence you to up to six months in the county jail, place you on probation, require community service and impose a fine of up to $1,000 for this charge.
Simple Assault & Domestic Violence. When someone is arrested by the South Brunswick Police Department for simple assault and it arises out of a domestic relationship (e.g. husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc.), they can also often face a restraining order. Please keep in mind that these are two entirely separate court proceedings. The simple assault charge is a criminal matter which is dealt with in municipal court whereas the restraining order is a civil proceeding in the Family Division of the Middlesex County Superior Court
Diverting Prosecution. The conditional dismissal program can be an option for avoiding a conviction for simple assault. If you are a first time offender you are eligible to have your case diverted so that you are not prosecuted. You are placed on one year of probation and your case is dismissed upon successful completion of this supervision.
Simple Assault Lawyer in South Brunswick
Your search to find a simple assault lawyer in South Brunswick has just been solved. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have what you need to deal with your offense with decades of experience and success. The first step in avoiding the pitfalls of a conviction is contacting our firm to speak to an attorney on our team. Call us at 732-246-7126 for the guidance you are looking for.