Assault Charge Defense Lawyers in New Jersey
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Even if you are innocent, it is important to have an experienced assault defense lawyer in New Jersey to defend your rights if you have been accused of a crime. An assault defense lawyer can provide invaluable advice and representation so you understand the legal process and know what to expect.
Roberts & Teeter can interpret state laws, evaluate evidence and witness testimony, negotiate a plea agreement or trial strategy when needed, ensure due process throughout the court proceedings and fight for our clients' best interests. One small misstep on your part can lead to severe legal consequences, but having an experienced assault defense attorney may provide reassurance that you receive fair treatment within the New Jersey justice system.
Call us today at (732) 607-5553 to schedule a free consultation with our New Jersey assault defense lawyers.
What Are the Different Types of Assault in New Jersey?
There are two kinds of assault: simple assault and aggravated assault. The difference between the two may mean you wind up with a fine or probation compared to 10 years in prison.
A person commits simple assault in one of three ways:
- Recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally causing injury to someone else;
- Negligently causing injury to someone else by using a deadly weapon; or
- Attempting, by physical threat, to put someone else in fear of imminent serious injury.
Simple assault is charged as a disorderly persons offense unless it occurs in a fight between two consenting people, in which case it is charged as a petty disorderly persons offense. If you are facing a violent crimes charge, you should hire a skilled assault defense lawyer in New Jersey.
The law identifies no less than 11 different ways a person may commit aggravated assault.
The more common examples include:
- Causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon;
- Pointing a firearm at a person whether or not it is loaded;
- Committing a simple assault against certain public officials such as a train conductor or a teacher;
- Causing bodily injury while fleeing the police; or
- Causing bodily injury by starting a fire or causing an explosion.
When a person is charged with aggravated assault, competent counsel may be able to convince the police, prosecutors, or judge that the circumstances warrant the crime to be treated as a simple assault.
Contact Roberts & Teeter today at (732) 607-5553 to schedule a free consultation with our assault defense lawyers in New Jersey.
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