Robbinsville NJ Assault Defense Attorney
A major category of criminal offense in Robbinsville New Jersey is assault. This type of charge can arise as a simple assault, aggravated assault, assault by auto or any number of other assault/threat related violations. If you are facing a charge for simple assault in Robbinsville Municipal Court an indictable crime of the fourth, third or second degree of this nature, you should strongly consider contact our firm for a free consultation with a defense attorney. Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is comprised of seasoned litigators, several of whom are former prosecutors, and a team of lawyers with over a century of combined criminal experience. We have also been appearing in Robbinsville, as well as at the Mercer County Superior Court, for several decades now. A lawyer with the knowledge and skill to secure a dismissal or downgrade of your simple assault charge or other offense is available to assist you immediately at 609–683–8102.
Charged With Simple Assault in Robbinsville Township New Jersey
The key statute for someone facing an assault offense in New Jersey is N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. This law contains three separate offenses, namely, simple assault, aggravated assault and assault by auto. Simple assault is contained at subsection (a) of 2C:12-1 and is triggered if you: (1) attempt to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to another person; (2) negligently cause bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or (3) attempt to put someone in fear of serious bodily injury through physical menacing.
Knowing Conduct. A person’s actions are knowing when it is their purpose to cause a specific result.
Reckless Conduct. An individual behaves recklessly when they engage in conduct despite knowing that it presents substantial and unjustifiable risk to another person. that a person willingly disregards.
Negligence Defined. Someone acts negligently when their conduct fails to adhere to the standard that a reasonable person would exercise under similar circumstances.
If the prosecutor in Robbinsville can prove that you committed a simple assault under any of the aforesaid three circumstances, you may be convicted of a disorderly persons offense. The penalties that you face for this offense include a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail. If the conduct involves a consensual fight, however, the violation is reduced to a petty disorderly persons offense. The penalties for this variety of simple assault include up to a $500 fine and 30 days in the Mercer County Jail.
Aggravated Assault Offense in Robbinsville
Aggravated assault is set forth in subsection (b) of 2C:12-1. An individual who commits an aggravated assault in Robbinsville faces a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime depending on the facts surrounding the violation. The largest number of aggravated assault charges stem from conduct that causes serious bodily injury or significant bodily injury, or that involves a simple assault committed on a police officer. Every aggravated assault offense is a felony that carries the possibility of a state prison term so you are well served in securing representation from a qualified lawyer if you have been charged with this violation in Robbinsville Township New Jersey.
Robbinsville Simple Assault Lawyer
If you were arrested for simple assault in Robbinsville as a result of an incident of alleged domestic violence, a fight with your neighbor or any other scenario, you are well advised to contact our firm to speak to a lawyer. Assault charges can quickly escalate once you get to court so it is always preferable to have an attorney acting on your behalf. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall welcome the chance to discuss how we can help you in this role and initial consultations are free. Call us at 609–683–8102 to speak to one of our lawyers immediately.
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.