Ewing Township Simple Assault Lawyer
The team of defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall understands how prosecutors approach criminal cases because we have served in that capacity too during our 100 plus years in practice combined. Our team is well equipped to guide individuals facing simple assault charges in Ewing through the criminal justice process, building effective defense strategies and helping them to make the choices that will result in having their charges dropped or lowered whenever possible. An attorney on our staff is available 24/7 to provide a free consultation by calling 609–683–8102.
Simple Assault Offense in Ewing New Jersey
Simple assault is defined under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 as conduct that involves one of the following:
- An individual knowingly, recklessly, or purposefully caused another party to suffer bodily harm or attempted to do so;
- An individual negligently causes bodily injury to another party with a deadly weapon; or
- An individual used physical menace in an attempt to cause another party to fear for his or her bodily safety.
When an individual is convicted of a disorderly persons offense for simple assault in Ewing Municipal Court, they face the following penalties:
- A fine of up to $1,000; and
- Up to six months in jail.
There is an exception to this charge. When two or more parties engage in a consensual fight, they can each be charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. The penalty for this is a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in the Mercer County Jail.
Ewing NJ Assault Charges
Assault is the act of intentionally injuring another party without legal justification to do so. This includes attempts to intentionally injure another party. New Jersey law recognizes two types of assault: simple assault and aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is generally charged as a fourth degree crime in New Jersey, but it can be a third or second degree crime depending on the severity of the victim’s injury and the manner in which it is committed. It is differentiated from simple assault because it typically involves more severe injuries, but even simple assaults against individuals granted special protection by the law may be charged as aggravated assaults. These individuals include, but are not limited to, law enforcement officers, court justices, individuals employed by the Department of Corrections, and public school employees.
About Ewing, New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey is a township of approximately 36,000 residents. Located in Mercer County, it borders Trenton, Lawrence Township, and the Delaware River to its west. Its municipal courthouse is located at 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628. All simple assault cases charged in Ewing are heard in this courthouse.
Ewing is home to The College of New Jersey, the William Green Farmhouse, Delaware and Raritan Canal, and a portion of the Washington Victory Trail. The area was once inhabited by the Lenni Lenape, followed by European settlers who arrived in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Ewing, NJ Simple Assault Attorneys
If you have been charged with simple assault in Ewing, a defense strategy for averting a conviction needs to be put into place and our attorneys are well positioned to serve you in this capacity. Our team of seasoned defense lawyers include former prosecutors that have collective experience of over 100 years. Why risk your future to an inexperienced attorney when we have been practicing in Ewing for decades with a long history of success. A lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to provide a free consultation immediately at 609–683–8102.
We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.