N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1A Simple Assault Attorneys
Simple assault charges commonly stem from minor alterations, fights and domestic violence incidents. The situation can quickly turn into one with serious consequences.
A person will be charged with simple assault if he merely punches or slaps another individual resulting in bodily injury or if he attempts by physical menace to put another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. For example, a person could be found guilty of simple assault for merely waving an object that could be used as a weapon but never actually strike the person. You could be found guilty of simple assault even though no actual injury occurred.
There are certain factors that elevate what would be a simple assault offense to that of aggravated assault with even severer penalties. If an individual causes serious bodily injury or uses a deadly weapon in the assault then he will face aggravated assault charges. No matter what degree of assault you have been charged with, LS&P Lawyers could assist you. Contact us to arrange an initial consultation.
The seriousness of simple assault may be a far cry from aggravated assault but it can still have devastating consequences on your life. If convicted of simple assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1A, perhaps one of the most serious consequences you could face is a criminal record.
Unfortunately and unfairly, when people see a simple assault conviction on your record they may conclude that you are a violent person. This could jeopardize employment or educational opportunities you may have. In addition to a tarnished criminal record, a conviction for simple assault could result in fines of up to $1,000 and the potential for up to 6 months in the county jail.
At LS&P Lawyers, we represent clients charged with simple assault on a frequent basis. If you are accused of simple assault your case will be handled in the local municipal court. A large part of our practice is dedicated solely to representing clients in municipal courts throughout New Jersey. Our familiarity with the process and procedure will make this a much smoother experience for you. To arrange a consultation call the Law Offices of LS&P Lawyers today.
Despite its name, simple assault is a serious offense. If you find yourself being accused of simple assault it is critical to meet with an attorney right away. Contact the Law Offices of LS&P Lawyers for a consultation. We are ready to raise all potential simple assault defenses. We will fight to obtain the best possible outcome in your simple assault case. Our clients are our priority and we work as a team to obtain the best possible results for each and every client.
For your convenience the New Jersey Simple Assault statute is included below.
2C:12-1a. Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:
- Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
- Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
- Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.