Medford NJ Simple Assault Attorney
While towns like Medford, Riverton, Tabernacle and Shamong have been praised as among the Best Places to Live in New Jersey, offenses like simple assault are nothing foreign to their municipal court or police. Whether its in the context of a domestic disagreement, argument with a neighbor, or an altercation outside a bar, a conflict can turn physical almost anywhere in Burlington County. When any bodily contact is made between the parties to the clash, a simple assault offense often follows. If you were arrested or otherwise charged with simple assault in Evesham, Florence, Pemberton or another Burlington town, our Mt. Laurel criminal lawyers can help you. We are a defense team of 8, several of whom are former prosecutors, and we have been fighting assault charges for 20 plus years throughout Burlington. To discuss the facts of your case and what can be done to avoid a criminal record and penalties that come from a N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 conviction, call our Mount Laurel office at 856-234-8900.
Simple Assault Charge in Cinnaminson or Elsewhere in Burlington County
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, you can be found guilty in Cinnaminson Municipal Court or another township if you engage in one of three (3) forms of conduct. The first way is by intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury to another. The second basis for a simple assault offense is by negligently causing someone to sustain bodily injury with a deadly weapon. The third and final scenario that results in a 2C:12-1 violation is by putting someone in fear of immediate serious bodily injury by physically menacing them. If it is found by a municipal court judge that you engaged in any one of these three varieties of conduct, you may be convicted of a disorderly persons offense in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. This is essentially a misdemeanor violation that results in a criminal record, a fine of up to $1,000, probation, community service, and the possibility of a county jail sentence of up to six months. In addition, where the alleged victim of a simple assault is a police office or another protected public employee (e.g. school teacher), the charge is enhanced to a felony offense termed aggravated assault. You should also know that since simple assault is considered a form of domestic violence, you can be the subject of a restraining order if the violation was allegedly committed on a spouse, co-parent, boyfriend/girlfriend, someone with whom you shared a household or had a dating relationship. The most common defenses to a simple assault offense are self-defense and defense of others.
Burlington Simple Assault Lawyers
As the municipality with the highest number of criminal violations most years, Burlington City has many simple assault cases. Mt. Holly, Pemberton and Willingboro are not far behind. If you are facing a simple assault in these or any other Burlington County municipal court, make the minimum investment in your future by calling our Mount Laurel simple assault attorneys at 856-234-8900. Contacting us is certainly in your best interests as our lawyers are able to avoid a conviction for simple assault in most cases. Call us for a free consultation to learn how we can assist you.