Our Team of Accomplished Defense Attorneys & Former Prosecutors Is Ready to Defend Your Domestic Assault Offense in Hunterdon County
Disagreements can quickly escalate when emotions are tied through marriage, a child, dating or similar relationship. Criminal charges falling under the umbrella of domestic assault arise when things reach the point of getting physical. If you have been charged with simple assault or aggravated assault in Union Township, Flemington, Raritan Township, Readington or another municipality in Hunterdon County, you definitely need to take your case seriously. Hiring a skilled lawyer is certainly one of your best options in this regard.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has a crew of 10 criminal lawyers who have been defending assault charges arising in the domestic setting for decades. Most of those on our team are former prosecutors who have handled hundreds of second degree, third degree or fourth degree aggravated assault offenses, as well as simple assault charges, over their 200 plus years in practice. We have what it takes to persuasively present your defenses so that a favorable plea or verdict is reached on your behalf.
To speak to a Hunterdon County Criminal attorney at our firm about your options, contact our Flemington Office. You can obtain a free consultation 24/7 by calling 908-824-0855.
Where Will My Hunterdon County Domestic Assault Offense Be Heard?
The court possessing jurisdiction over your assault case depends on whether you are facing a disorderly persons offense for simple assault or an indictable crime for aggravated assault. Simple assault charges are heard in municipal court like the one in Clinton Township, Bethlehem, Tewksbury or East Amwell. A second degree, third degree or even second degree crime such as aggravated assault can only be heard at the Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington New Jersey.
Will My Domestic Assault Case Be Decided At The Same Time As The Restraining Order I Am Facing?
No. Charges for domestic assault are heard in criminal court whereas a Hunterdon County restraining order is decided in the Family Division of the Superior Court. Two separate proceedings are conducted to decide whether the temporary restraining order becomes final and the other to decide guilt or innocence for assault.
What Are The Penalties If I Am Convicted Of An Assault On My Husband/Wife, Boyfriend/Girlfriend or Other Domestic Relation?
The penalties for simple assault that may be imposed in Alexandria, Lambertville or Delaware Valley Joint Municipal Court include a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail. Fourth degree aggravated assault triggers a fine of up to $10,000 and 18 months in prison. There is a potential sentence of up to 5 years and a maximum fine of $15,000 for third-degree aggravated assault. A second-degree aggravated assault is the most serious variety of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b charge someone can face. The prison sentence is 5-10 years and the potential fine is $150,000. For more information on Hunterdon County aggravated assault charges click here.
Can A Conviction For Domestic Assault Effect My Immigration Status?
Yes. Your status in the United States is likely to be effected if you are convicted of domestic assault. Your Visa or Green Card may be revoked and/or removal proceedings filed since many assault charges are considered aggravated felonies warranting ICE involvement.
Flemington NJ Domestic Violence Attorney
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend clients charged with aggravated assault and simple assault charges in Hunterdon County. Our track record of success is significant and spans several decades. Why settle for representation from a lawyer with limited experience when you can hire someone with decades in practice and many trials under their belt. To discuss your domestic assault case with a highly accomplished attorney, call 908-824-0855. Our Hunterdon County Defense Lawyers are awaiting the opportunity to assist you in a complimentary initial consultation.