Garfield Simple Assault Charges Against Travis Tormey’s Client Dropped
Garfield Simple Assault Lawyer
Arrested, Need Attorney for Simple Assault Charge in Garfield Court NJ
Have you been charged with simple assault in Garfield and you need a lawyer to fight these charges for you in court? Best bet is to contact us right away.
Travis J. Tormey, the managing partner of The Tormey Law Firm, recently represented a client charged with simple assault in Garfield, New Jersey. Simple assault, codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), is classified as a disorderly persons offense. Therefore, the case was heard in the Garfield Municipal Court. Mr. Tormey’s client had no previous criminal record and was initially charged in connection with a landlord-tenant dispute between himself and the owner of his building, who refused to drop the charges and insisted upon a trial.
Nevertheless, Mr. Tormey facilitated his client’s filing of a cross-complaint for simple assault against the other party, due to the circumstances of the altercation related to the incident. Upon the issuance of a cross-complaint against this individual, who was concerned about a charge on his own criminal record, Mr. Tormey was able to negotiate a mutual dismissal whereby both parties agreed to drop the charges against each other. As a result, Mr. Tormey’s client was able to preserve his spotless criminal record and move forward with his life.
With regard to simple assault offenses in New Jersey, these crimes are governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), which states the following:
a. Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:
(1) Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
(2) Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
(3) Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
*Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.
Fight a Simple Assault Case in Garfield with the Tormey Law Firm
For some of Mr. Tormey’s strategies for fighting simple assault charges in New Jersey, access the following link: How to Beat Assault Charges
If you or a loved one has been charged with simple assault in New Jersey, contact the offices of The Tormey Law Firm at 201-556-1570 anytime for a free consultation about your case.