Former Prosecutors Highly Experienced In Defending Simple Assault Charges in Little Falls
Our lawyers have been practicing long enough to know that a simple assault charge can result from an almost endless number of scenarios. Whether the result of you defending yourself in a domestic situation, inadvertent physical contact or any other fact pattern, you shouldn’t make the mistake of attempting to defend a Little Falls simple assault charge without the best representation possible. A conviction will not only result in your having a criminal record for assault but also expose you to significant fines and even the chance of 6 months in the Passaic County Jail. You definitely don’t want to subject yourself to these types of consequences unnecessarily when a skilled defense lawyer can often avoid a conviction.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have spent decades in the criminal courts throughout Passaic County and the state of New Jersey defending individuals against simple assault charges. Besides focusing exclusively on criminal defense, many of our lawyers are former prosecutors with first-hand insight into the tactics and strategies used by prosecutors and the investigative procedures used by police and law enforcement agencies. An innovative defense strategy and the aggressive defense offer you the best opportunity for avoiding a conviction. Call us now at (973) 870-4654 for a free consultation with an attorney who is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Simple Assault Offense in Little Falls NJ
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a) defines simple assault as engaging in any of the following activities: (i) knowingly, recklessly, or purposely causing or attempting to cause another person to suffer bodily injury; (ii) negligently causing bodily injury to another person through the use of a deadly weapon; or (iii) placing another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. The burden is on the prosecution to present evidence proving that you committed one of the three forms of simple assault in order to secure a conviction in Little Falls Municipal. The burden of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt.
There are numerous defenses that a skilled attorney like those at our firm can present in order to secure an acquittal to your Wayne simple assault offense. For example, you may have provided a statement wherein you made an admission(s), however, there are strict, constitutionally protected guidelines and procedures that the police must follow in order for your statement to be admissible in court. Perhaps you were never read your Miranda Warning properly or the statement was given without a knowing and intelligent waiver. You may also have the potential for self-defense in your case. The point is that we will make sure your side of the story is heard and that all favorable evidence is presented in the light must favorable to your case.
Little Falls NJ Simple Assault Penalties
Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense, the equivalent of a misdemeanor, so Little Falls Municipal Court judges have the authority to sentence you to serve up to up to six months in jail and pay a fine that could be as much as $1,000. If the victim of a simple assault is a police officer, firefighter, or other first responder or public official identified in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(5), an arrest can mushroom into a Wayne aggravated assault offense. Aggravated assault is an indictable offense, which makes it the equivalent of a felony. Not only could you go to prison for up to 10 years, but you would also have a record as a violent felony offender.
Simple Assault Lawyer in Little Falls New Jersey
Don’t take chances with your future by attempting to defend your simple assault charge without the assistance of an accomplished defense attorney. The criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have years of experience spanning decades to put into action so that you have the defense you need and deserve. For a free consultation to learn how we can help you avoid the pitfalls of your assault offense, call us in Clifton at (973) 870- 4654. Lawyers on our team are available 24/7 to assist you.