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Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is comprised of a team of former
prosecutors with over 100 years of combined experience, who have successfully
handled countless charges arising in Holmdel NJ.
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Holmdel Criminal Defense Lawyer
DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of former prosecutors have over 150 years of criminal defense experience. We have successfully handled countless criminal charges originating in Wall Township, NJ.
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Wall Township Criminal Defense Lawyer
Whether the result of domestic violence, a bar fight, or bad blood between two neighbors, a Wall simple assault charge can result in big problems. You will automatically have a criminal record if your are found guilty and also face penalties that include up to six months in jail. The ramifications can also include a restraining order if the incident stemmed from a domestic relationship. The services of a skilled lawyer from The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you avoid the consequences of a conviction under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. Our attorneys have considerable experience defending simple assault in this municipality with numerous former prosecutors on staff and a team with over 100 years in practice combined. Mr. Marshall has even served as fill in prosecutor in Wall in the past. To speak to a Wall Criminal Attorney with the knowledge and tools you need to avert a negative result, call our Wall Office at 732-449-2292. A free initial consultation is available immediately.
Simple Assault Charge in Wall Township
Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense except when it is the result of a fight or physical altercation by mutual consent the charge is reduced to a petty disorderly persons offense. Conversely, when a simple assault involves someone who is afforded heightened protection under the law, for example, a police office, the offense escalates to aggravated assault. To prove a simple assault the prosecutor must establish, beyond reasonable doubt, that you:
- Attempted to cause bodily injury to another person;
- Purposely, knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person;
- Engaged in physical menacing to place another in fear of immediate serious injury; or
- Negligently caused bodily injury to another persons with a deadly weapon.
If you are convicted under any of these bases, you may be sentenced to six months in the Monmouth County Jail and fined up to $1,000. A petty disorderly persons offense for engaging in a fight or altercation by mutual consent carries up to thirty days of incarceration and a $500 fine.
Simple Assault Attorney in Wall Township
Simple assault is a relatively common offense in municipal court and this fact applies in Wall Township just like any other town. Although this is the case, the violation has the potential to cause considerable complication in your live. A record for simple assault can effect your ability to secure employment, coach your child’s soccer or little league team or result in other negative consequences. It is therefore important that you make sure you have every chance of escaping a conviction. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can provide instrumental guidance in achieving this objective. An attorney on our staff can help you negotiate a favorable resolution or, if necessary, effectively represent you at trial. To speak to a lawyer on our team, call our Wall Law Office today for a free consultation.