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Simple Assault Lawyer in East Rutherford NJ

Lyndhurst NJ Simple Assault Lawyer

Pursuant to the New Jersey criminal code, Simple Assault is the lowest level assault crime that one can be charged with.  The governing statute in New Jersey for simple assault is N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. As you will read below a conviction for simple assault can have devastating effects on your career. If the prosecutor feels that the injury suffered by the victim is severe enough they may seek to have the charges upgraded to aggravated assault. In addition, the Defendant may also be charged with a disorderly conduct, harassment, stalking, false imprisonment or terroristic threats charge as well. On top of that, if the incident can be categorized as “domestic violence” a Defendant may also find themselves facing a final restraining order hearing as well. 

The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has eight criminal defense attorneys on staff, including two former prosecutors. If you have been charged with simple assault in Bergen County, in towns like Mahwah, Fort Lee, Upper Saddle River, Tenafly, Lodi, New Milford, Edgewater, East Rutherford or Ramsey, we can help. Contrary to most individuals believe, even if the victim does not wish to proceed the State will still purse the charges. If you would like to discuss your options with one of the criminal defense attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver please contact us at 201.429.9783. Our initial consultations are always free of charge. Listed below is some important information with regards to the offense of simple assault, including the material elements.

Lodi NJ Assault Attorneys

What the State must prove Beyond a Reasonable Doubt:

Before someone can be convicted of simple assault, the State must prove that either the individual:

(1) Attempted to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to another; or

(2) Negligently caused bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

(3) Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

The key phrase in the statute is bodily injury, which has been interpreted to mean either physical pain, illness or any impairment of one’s physical condition.

Applicable Penalties if Convicted:

Generally speaking, simple assault in New Jersey is a disorderly persons offense. If convicted, the individual may face up to six (6) months in the Bergen County Jail and up to a $1000.00 fine. However, if the simple assault occurred as a result of mutual consent; meaning that neither person was the aggressor, than the offense is considered a petty disorderly persons offense. Which if convicted, an individual may face up to thirty (30) days in the Bergen County Jail and up to a $500.00 fine. Further, a simple assault conviction will result in a criminal record and that record may not be expunged for a minimum of five years. As you can tell the penalties if convicted can be devastating, therefore it is imperative that you do not waste any time and contact an experienced Bergen County criminal defense attorney immediately. 

Englewood NJ Simple Assault Lawyer

The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has been successfully defending individuals charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, stalking and criminal mischief in towns like Hackensack, East Rutherford, Paramus, Teaneck, Little Ferry and Englewood Cliffs for years. If you or someone you know has been charged with simple assault please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices to speak to one of our qualified criminal attorneys about your options. We can be reached at 201.429.9783 around the clock. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. These are extremely serious charges that if not handled properly could have long lasting consequences. 

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Jonathan F. Marshall and the members of such firm. You are not considered a client of the firm until
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Note on Prior Results: Prior results, notwithstanding the similarity of circumstances, do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any pending or future matter.