How To Beat An Assault Charge – NJ Assault Lawyers
“One of the potential defenses to an assault charge in New Jersey is that this was a consensual fight or altercation. This will not get the charges dismissed completely but they will be downgraded to “mutual fighting” which is the lowest level criminal offense we have in NJ.”
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This defense, while not the absolute best outcome, is far greater than being convicted for an assault charge. If two individuals agree that they were both essentially “in agreement” in their decision to fight, an assault charge will be downgraded into a disorderly persons offense or even better, a municipal ordinance violation.
This is one of those circumstances where two individuals simply decide to sort their problems out by violent means. Common sense would dictate that this should be a lesser charge than someone who haphazardly attacks another individual. In any case, having a lawyer present to handle your assault charge will undoubtedly enable the best result… hopefully a municipal ordinance violation which will result in a small fine.
If you have been arrested and charged with simple assault in New Jersey, contact us now for help. We have literally handled thousands of these cases including in Wayne, Clifton, Bloomfield, and Elizabeth. Contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1570.