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Oradell NJ Simple Assault Charges under NJSA 2C:12-1a Dismissed

Oradell NJ Simple Assault Defense Lawyers

With offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

Simple Assault Charges NJ
Simple Assault Charges NJ

The criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a young man charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). Our client was in his early twenties with no prior criminal history and was interested in joining the armed services of the United States. A criminal charge like simple assault could significantly impact his ability to do that as well as job and school opportunities in the future. In addition, if convicted, he was facing a $1,000 fine and six (6) months in the Bergen County Jail.

The circumstances of the case were as follows: Our client was at a family barbecue in Oradell, New Jersey located in Bergen County. There was a lot of alcohol consumption at the party, not by our client, and his “uncle”, a close family friend, was being disrespectful to some other patrons at the party. The two had words and a scuffle ensued. The police were called and our client was charged based on a “fat lip” of the other party. The alleged victim did not want to proceed with the charges and failed to appear in court. Without his testimony or any other witnesses, the State could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The charge was dismissed.

We are now in the process of filing an expungement to remove the arrest so that this incident is absent from the client’s criminal history. This was a satisfying result for the client, his mother, and the Tormey Law Firm LLC.

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Areas We Serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.


Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

  (201) 556-1570    Directions

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

  (908) 336-5008    Directions