Simple Assault Charges Dismissed in Maplewood, Essex County NJ under NJSA 2C:12-1a
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers in Essex County, NJ
Maplewood Disorderly Persons Offense Charges
Were you arrested and charged with simple assault in Maplewood in Essex County? We can help. Contact us now for immediate assistance.
The Essex County domestic violence defense team at The Tormey Law Firm just achieved another victory for a client who was accused of simple assault. This time, we prevailed in municipal court in Maplewood, New Jersey. Our client was facing a charge for simple assault due to allegedly hitting her boyfriend in the face, causing a cut lip. In this case, there was an alleged disagreement on a New Jersey Transit Train in which our client supposedly hit her boyfriend. Then, when the couple got off the train at the Maplewood train station, the police were waiting and due to a cut on the victim’s lip, the police effectuated a mandatory domestic violence arrest. Fortunately, our client called The Tormey Law Firm and through our diligent and zealous efforts the charges were dismissed in court and our client walked away without a criminal record.
In our client’s case, she was accused of the disorderly persons offense of simple assault which, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a) occurs if a person: 1) attempts to cause or purposefully, 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. The penalties for a conviction of simple assault include a jail term of up to six months as well as a fine of up to $1,000. Additionally, a conviction of simple assault with result in a permanent record of a conviction that will show up on background checks.
Lawyer Needed for Simple Assault Charge in Maplewood?
Thus, if you are charged with simple assault, the penalties can have a lasting impact on your life and you should not take the charges lightly. Rather, you should not hesitate to contact The Tormey Law Firm if you are facing simple assault charges in municipal court in Essex County. Our experienced simple assault defense attorneys have successfully handled simple assault matters in courts across New Jersey, helping our clients defend their good names and avoid criminal records. Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys are available 24/7 to discuss your case, prepare a defense strategy, and fight to get the case dismissed – call us today for a free consultation at 201-556-1570.