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Hamilton NJ Simple Assault Lawyer

Were You Charged With Simple Assault? A Hamilton Township Simple Assault Attorney At Our Firm Is Ready To Fight For You.

An individual can face a simple assault offense in Hamilton New Jersey for a variety of reasons. The charge can result from a bar fight, allegations of domestic violence, an altercation with a neighbor or any number of other reasons. Irrespective, a conviction has serious consequences including a resulting criminal record and even the possibility of being sent to jail. If you were arrested for simple assault in Hamilton Township, a lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is qualified to competently serve you. Attorneys on our defense team are former prosecutors and others who have been appearing in Hamilton Municipal Court for decades. To speak to an attorney with the skill to escape a conviction, call us at 609–683–8102.

Simple Assault Charge in Hamilton

Simple assault is typically a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. A simple assault charge can happen in one of three ways pursuant to this law. It is triggered when an individual: (1) attempts to knowingly, recklessly, purposely cause bodily injury to a victim; (2) attempts to place a victim in fear of bodily injury by using some type of physical menacing; or (3) negligently causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon to another person.

A disorderly persons offense for simple assault falls under the jurisdiction of the municipal court of Hamilton Township. The municipal court is located at 1270 Whitehorse Avenue, Hamilton, New Jersey 08619, and can be reached by telephone at 609-581-4071. There are no jury trials in this court system — a municipal court judge decides all issues of law and fact. If you are convicted of a Hamilton simple assault charge at the conclusion of your trial, you face penalties that include:

  • A fine of up to $1000;
  • VCCB Assessment of $50;
  • Safe Neighborhood Assessment of $75;
  • Court Costs $33;
  • Up to 180 days in the Mercer County Jail; and 
  • Discretionary consequences that include community service, restitution, probation, anger management and a suspension of your driver’s license. 

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of simple assault because of involvement in a consensual fight, then this violation is a petty disorderly persons offense that carries penalties that include a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.

Aggravated Assault in Hamilton. When a simple assault is committed on a police officer, it results in aggravated assault, a felony criminal offense. Aggravated assault can also result from many other scenarios such as where serious bodily injury or significant bodily injury sustained by the victim. Your case will be sent to the Mercer County Superior Court if it involves an aggravated assault charge.

Hamilton Township Simple Assault Defense Attorney

An assault charge in Hamilton Township can be filed by a police officer or private litigant. Most are the result of charges filed by the latter. Irrespective of the manner in which you were charged with simple assault, hiring the right defense attorney is essential to maintaining your future. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience defending charges in Mercer County, including those stemming from an arrest in Hamilton. If you or a loved one was charged with simple assault in Hamilton Township, contact our firm to speak to a lawyer with the know how to protect your interests. Attorneys are available 24/7 for free consultations at 609–683–8102.

 

 

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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.

If you have been charged with a crime in Mercer County, New Jersey, it is in your interests to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. For a free consultation, you can call our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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