Simple Assault Attorney in Piscataway NJ
There are many simple assault cases on the docket of the Piscataway Municipal Court each week. A complaint of this nature is common and can arise in any number of ways including a fist fight at a college party, in a domestic dispute between husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend, or as a byproduct of a disagreement with a neighbor. Irrespective of the scenario in which your simple assault charge arose, what you must keep in mind is that a conviction can cause you significant issues. The potential problems are even worse if you are not a citizen (e.g. green card holder or in the US on a visa), a restraining order was signed against you, or you intend on applying for a medical, nursing, teaching or other professional license. The key to avoiding penalties and other consequences of a conviction, including the resulting criminal record, is to secure proper representation. Indeed, our attorneys are successful in helping our clients escape simple assault convictions in an extremely high percentage of cases. Our consistent history of downgrades and dismissals stem from many factors including our over 100 years of combined experience, including significant time learning how the system works as prosecutors. For a free initial consultation with an attorney at the firm, call us anytime 24/7 at 732-562-0308.
Simple Assault Offense Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1
If you received a summons or a complaint for simple assault, the violation you are facing is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 of the New Jersey Criminal Code. This law exposes you to a conviction for a disorderly persons offense if you: (1) attempt to cause or purposely or recklessly cause bodily injury; (2) negligently cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon; or (3) use physical menace to put someone in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. If you are convicted of engaging in these activities and for simple assault, there are numerous consequences. You will face penalties that include the possibility of 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,000. A finding of guilt will also expose you to an obligation to make restitution for any damage that you caused. Lastly, you will have a criminal record that can affect your ability to secure employment, obtain licensing in a particular field, or renew your visa or green card.
Piscataway Township Simple Assault Lawyers
As you can see, a simple assault offense is nothing to laugh about. The penalties that result with a conviction are serious and there are other consequences that can affect your life if you lose your case, particularly the criminal record that will follow you around for years. There is no reason for anyone to have to deal with ramifications like these when there is an extremely high probability that our firm can assist you in averting a conviction for simple assault in Piscataway Municipal Court. Historically, we have been able to get N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 either dismissed or downgraded to a municipal ordinance violation, something that allows clients to avoid a criminal record and many of the penalties that come with a simple assault conviction. To discuss your arrest in detail, call our firm and an experienced Piscataway assault lawyer will help you. The consultation is free so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.