Simple Assault Attorney Brick NJ
If you have been arrested and charged with Simple Assault, under NJSA 2C12-1, then you have taken to right step to learn more about these charges. Regardless if the incident arose from a domestic violence dispute or was a momentary lapse in judgement, the penalties and consequences remain the same. Not only are you facing possible jail time but you will also have a permanent criminal record, if convicted. The long-term ramifications are almost endless and demand that you act now to avoid future harm. If you are facing assault or battery charges in Brick, New Jersey, help is available. The criminal defense lawyers at Proetta & Oliver are ready and able to take up your cause in this fight. Our strong record and reputation amongst prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges is representative of our strong work ethic and legal acumen. Call 848-238-2100 today and schedule your complimentary consultation with an attorney at our Point Pleasant Office.
NJ Simple Assault Law
Simple assault is most commonly charged as a disorderly persons offense based on the following actions:
- Attempt to cause bodily injury to another person, or recklessly, knowingly, or purposely causes bodily injury to someone else;
- Negligently cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon; or
- Threaten another person or put them in fear of serious bodily injury through physical menace
- Could involve wielding a pocket knife or brandishing a gun
What Does it Mean to Act Negligently?
You may have noticed that the second type of conduct that could lead to simple assault charges involves “negligently cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon.” But what does “negligent” mean? Under New Jersey law, in order to act negligently you must commit the act when you know there is a knowing, substantial, and unjustifiable risk of the injury. Proof of negligence may be based on the circumstances and inferences a judge or jury may deem apparent in your underlying situation. Consult with an attorney to find out how this may apply to your case.
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 Penalties
A conviction for simple assault carries with it a six (6) month jail term, $1,000 fine, community service requirements, possible probation, restitution and a criminal record.
Representation With A Personal Touch
Having spent our professional careers as practicing attorneys, we understand that many clients want to be an active participant in their own cases. Our firm will handle your matter with a deft hand to ensure that we are meeting your expectations and constantly keeping you “in the loop.” It is your reputation and future that are on trial and you deserve to be a informed of the status of your case every step of the way. Call 848-238-2100 today and learn what our firm can offer you or your loved ones in there criminal case.