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Teaneck NJ Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest Charges Dismissed

“Don’t let a simple assault charge derail your life. I’ve successfully defended numerous clients against simple assault and resisting arrest charges in Teaneck NJ and elsewhere in Bergen County.”

AssaultThe Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client in the Teaneck Municipal Court who was charged with simple assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a) and resisting arrest in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2. These are disorderly persons offenses (similar to a misdemeanor) in New Jersey. Therefore, the client was facing a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the county jail, and a permanent criminal charge on his record for each charge.

The defendant had no prior criminal record. He was also a retired United States Marine who had been honorably discharged after serving multiple tours overseas. The circumstances of the arrest were as follows: The defendant attended a concert in Teaneck with his younger brother. Apparently, a fight broke out at some point and our client was in the middle of the fight but was not involved. A security guard, who was not wearing a uniform, jumped on our client’s back, prompting our client to respond in self-defense. The security guard later informed local police, who arrested our client for simple assault and resisting arrest.

Based on these circumstances, our client’s stellar background, and his lack of criminal history, the skilled lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm were able to convince the officer and the municipal prosecutor to drop the charges. This was a just result in this case, and the client was extremely satisfied with this outcome.

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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