Arrested/Charged with Disorderly Persons Simple Assault in Teaneck?
Case Dismissed in Teaneck Court Thanks to the Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been charged with simple assault in Bergen County? The criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC can help. Here is a case we handled in 2018 for a client facing a simple assault charge in the Teaneck Municipal Court. Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey (misdemeanor) which will be handled in the local Municipal Court in the town in which you were charged. A conviction for simple assault is punishable by a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the Bergen County jail, probation, and a permanent criminal charge on your record.
Our client was a 42 year old man with no prior criminal history. He was hosting his niece at his house where she had been residing with him because she was having personal issues. Our client was upset because she broke the shelf on the refrigerator and told her that she would have to pay to have it replaced. Because she was unhappy with that, she called the police and told them that he hit her with the refrigerator shelf, even though this did not happen. She had no injuries from the alleged assault.
We appeared in the Teaneck court and told the prosecutor we were ready to fight the charges. Our client has a serious career and could not have this false charge appear on his record as it could jeopardize his employment. The alleged victim appeared and told the State she did not want to proceed with the charges and was not willing to testify against him.
Based on the lack of evidence and the alleged victim’s lack of cooperation, the charges were completely dismissed. We assisted our client in filing an expedited expungement to have the arrest removed from his record as well. This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC.
Fight a False Simple Assault Charge in Teaneck with the Tormey Law Firm LLC
If you or a loved one needs assistance with a simple assault charge in Bergen County, contact our Hackensack office anytime for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1570.