Kenilworth Simple Assault Attorney
Arrested for Simple Assault in Kenilworth New Jersey
Simple assault charges typically arise in Kenilworth New Jersey as the result of physical altercations between neighbors, bar fights, or domestic violence incidents. If you or a family member is facing a Kenilworth simple assault offense, you should strongly consider contacting an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. The criminal lawyers on our staff possess both the know-how and experience to successfully defend you if you have been charged with simple assault in Kenilworth. The attorneys at our firm are available 24/7 to assist you by calling 908-272-1700.
Simple Assault Offense in Kenilworth NJ
In Sayreville, New Jersey, simple assault is classified as a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. There are basically three ways in which a simple assault can be committed:
- When an individual causes or attempts to cause bodily harm to another individual, purposely, knowingly, or recklessly.
- When a person negligently injures another using a deadly weapon.
- When another person is placed in fear of serious bodily harm.
Simple assault cases will be handled at Kenilworth Municipal Court, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033 and which can be reached by telephone at 908-276-1104.
If you are found guilty and convicted of simple assault in New Jersey, you will be facing:
- A fine of up to $1,000;
- A period of probation;
- Driver’s license suspension;
- Up to 6 months in a county jail; and/or
- A criminal record for simple assault.
Defending a Simple Assault Charge in Sayreville, New Jersey
With our help it may be possible to get a simple assault charge dismissed or downgraded depending on your particular situation.
If you are charged with simple assault as a result of a bar fight, you may be able to file a simple assault charge against the other party. This may lead to the charges being dismissed if both you and the other party come to a mutual agreement to drop charges.
If you have been charged with simple assault in a domestic violence incident and the other party is unwilling to testify, and there are no other witnesses to the alleged incident, the state may not be able to prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt.
If someone is threatening you with bodily harm then you have the right to use force to defend yourself. Likewise, you also have the right to defend others who are being threatened with physical harm. In both these instances you have the right to plead self-defense.
Despite the numerous defenses available to simple assault charges, people with legitimate defenses often find themselves facing a conviction. That’s why it is extremely important to hire the right criminal defense attorney––who knows the law and how to use it to your advantage.
An experienced Kenilworth criminal attorney will be able to thoroughly analysis of your case and immediately determine what possible defenses are available to you in your particular circumstances. They will then develop a defense strategy that will give you the best chance at the most favorable outcome for your case.
Kenilworth NJ Simple Assault Defense Lawyer
The goal of every defense lawyer at the Marshall Law Office is to minimize the penalties and other consequences of a simple assault charge so that you can get on with your life. Bearing this in mind, we often get charges downgraded or completely dismissed for our clients. If you were arrested for a simple assault charge in Kenilworth, an attorney with decades of experience appearing in Kenilworth Municipal Court in defense of a disorderly persons offense like simple assault is available to assist you immediately. To speak to one of our lawyers in a free consultation, contact our office anytime 24/7. Attorneys are ready to help you now at 908-272-1700.