Fight Assault Charges in New Jersey – Self-Defense
Handling Simple and Aggravated Assault Charges in Bergen County, Hudson County, Morris County, Essex County NJ
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If you have been charged with simple or aggravated assault in New Jersey and you need a lawyer, we can help. Our attorneys have literally handled thousands of these cases for clients throughout the State including in Wayne, Clifton, Elizabeth, Jersey City, and New Brunswick with great success.
One of the potential ways to fight an assault charge in New Jersey is a claim of self-defense.
Self-Defense is a right given to us by our constitution. If an individual threatens your life, you can use force to protect yourself. This is almost common sense, and yet, many people in self-defense situations still find themselves on the wrong side of the court room in assault cases.
Many times, it’s up to your lawyer to protect you in these situations. Assault charges are serious, with jail time being a looming possibility. An attorney experienced with assault cases will cast doubt on the opposing party, the credibility of his or her story, and will demonstrate that you were acting in defense of your own health and safety.
It is important to remember that you can only use force equal to the force being used against you. In addition, once the threat is gone, you can not continue to use force on the other party. At that point, it would be an assault and not self-defense.
For more information and immediate assistance with your NJ assault charge, contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1570.