Bergen County Assault & Threats Lawyers

What started out as just a fun night on the town in Bergen County can quickly turn into a nightmare if you or a loved one finds themselves involved in fight or argument with another individual. The consequences for someone charged with assault can range drastically depending on what part of the statute you have been charged with.  The governing statute for assault in New Jersey is N.J.S.A. 2C:12 and as you will see below, the applicable penalties for one convicted of either assault or aggravated assault can range from 0-10 years in a New Jersey State Prison. In addition, some assault charges fall under what is known as the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA requires a Defendant convicted of any one of their enumerated crimes to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. As you can see, NERA can turn an already horrible situation into an absolute nightmare.

As if that wasn’t bad enough,  most assaultive offenses can also be one the foundational criminal charges that form the basis for both temporary and final restraining order. The staff at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 200 years of combined experience on staff. We have been defending individuals charged with aggravated assault in Bergen County for over fifteen years.  The key to defending someone charged with assault in New Jersey is determining where exactly the alleged victims injuries fall under the statute, for more information please see our aggravated assault page.  The most common assault crimes that Defendants find themselves charged with in towns like Hackensack, Fort Lee, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Garfield, Teaneck, Bogota, Lodi, Ramsey and Paramus are listed below. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with any one of the eleven criminal defense attorneys on staff at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall please contact us directly at 201.201.0086. We are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.

Bergen County has a high volume of Assault & Threat charges, including:

  1. Simple Assault
  2. Aggravated Assault
  3. Assault by Auto
  4. Obstructing the Administration of Justice
  5. Criminal Harassment
  6. Terroristic Threat
  7. Criminal Mischief
  8. Stalking
  9. Disorderly Conduct
  10. Kidnapping
  11. False Imprisonment
  12. Resisting Arrest
  13. Trespassing
  14. Eluding
  15. Criminal Restraint
  16. Homicide
  17. Arson
  18. Aggravated Arson
  19. Cyber Harassment
  20. Riot
  21. Failure to Disperse
  22. Disarming a Police Officer
  23. Bias Intimidation

Assault Lawyers Serving all of Bergen County NJ

Whether you have been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment or homicide, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Regardless of the offense, the penalties if convicted can be devastating to ones future. A criminal conviction for any of the above mentioned offense can prevent a Defendant from maintaining/gaining meaningful employment, obtaining professional licenses and even prevent one from being accepted into college or graduate school. If you would like to come into our Hackensack office to sit down with one of our attorneys and discuss your options please feel free to contact us at 201-429-9783.

Protect Your Interests & Speak to an Experienced Criminal Defense Firm

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has eight criminal defense attorneys on staff waiting to assist you in defending your charges.  It is important to note that all eight attorneys are dedicated to criminal defense and criminal defense only.  If you or a loved one has been charged with any of the aforementioned crimes listed above please do not hesitate to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys. These charges are serious and can have life changing consequences if they are not handled properly. We serve all of Bergen County including towns like Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Edgewater, Palisades Interstate Park, Rutherford and Rochelle Park. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, time is of the essence with most assaultive crimes.