NEW JERSEY SIMPLE ASSAULT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr. LLC (908) 962-9929 represents defendants accused of "simple assault" in all municipal courts including Newark, NJ., Elizabeth, NJ., Jersey City, NJ., and Woodbridge, NJ. Municipal courts.
The Criminal Defense Attorney is a former Assistant Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Newark, NJ., Newark NJ. was the busiest Municipal Court when he practiced law and it is still the busiest Municipal court. Criminal Defense Lawyer Charles Dawkins Jr., Esq has been practicing law for over 20 years.
WHAT IS THE CHARGE OF SIMPLE ASSAULT IN NEW JERSEY?
The least serious assault is "simple assault" which is a disorderly persons offense. A person is guilty of simple assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a) if: (1) Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another or (2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or (3) 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.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR SIMPLE ASSAULT IN NEW JERSEY?
A Simple Assault Conviction is a disorderly persons offense that carries a maximum possible sentence of up to six months in jail and or a fine of up to 1000 dollars. The person may also be sentenced to pay restitution. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3(c); N.J.S.A 2C: 43-8
If a Simple Assault conviction is a petty disorderly persons offense, the penalty carries a maximum possible sentence of up to 30 days in jail and or a fine of up to 500.00 dollars. The person may also be sentenced to pay restitution. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3(d); N.J.S.A. 2C:43-8
The facts of the case and the prior criminal history of the Defendant will affect the outcome of the penalty under the Statute. The disorderly person accused has the right to a trial and if he is unable to afford counsel and qualifies for legal assistance, Counsel will be appointed to him.
All disorderly person charges are heard in N.J. Municipal Court. In Municipal Court the Judge will be the trier of fact, the interpreter of the law, and the Judge will decide the sentence usually after the Prosecuting Attorney and the Defense Attorney are heard as to their recommendation.
WILL I HAVE A CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD IF FOUND GUILTY OR PLEA GUILTY TO SIMPLE ASSAULT IN NJ.?
Yes, Simple Assault is recorded on CCH or Criminal History and may be used in divorce proceedings or be relevant in Domestic violence cases or Civil Assault cases. The Defendant may hire an Attorney in the future to Expunge the record, but the police will always be able to see the record. Simple Assault and all disorderly persons guilty pleas are significant to law-abiding citizens. DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY TO SIMPLE ASSAULT WITHOUT CONSULTING AN ATTORNEY.
CONTACT THE LAW OFFICE OF CHARLES DAWKINS JR. LLC. FOR ALL SIMPLE ASSAULT CHARGES IN ANY MUNICIPAL COURT IN NJ.
The Law Office of Charles Dawkins Jr., LLC (908) 962-9929 represents defendants charged with simple assault in all New Jersey Municipal Courts including Newark, NJ. Elizabeth, NJ. Jersey City, NJ, and Woodbridge, NJ.
Contact Charles Dawkins Jr. today at 908-962-9929 or online for an Assault Criminal Lawyer and Aggravated Assault Criminal Lawyer.