Simple Assault

Beating Your Simple Assault Charges in New Jersey

Defending simple assault charges in New Jersey, whether it’s in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex or any other county in New Jersey, is what we do, and what we have been doing for decades. Employ the best in the business when you are facing your assault charges in New Jersey. Cntact us today by email or give us a call at (732) 842-7773 to set up your free initial consultation.

Simple Assault: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1

In New Jersey, Simple Assault is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 which states in pertinent part:

§ 2C:12-1. Assault

a. Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:

  • Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another.
  • Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.
  • 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.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Simple Assault in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, or any other county in New Jersey, the Moriartys are here to help. Please contact us, for a free initial consultation, one of our team of criminal defense lawyers will be available for your immediate assistance.

We Handle All Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can be brought in either the Municipal or Superior court. The more severe the criminal charges the more likely they are to be handled in Superior Court, while minor charges are typically resolved in Municipal Court. We have a well deserved reputation for being the best in both arenas.

The severity of your charges is a determination made by the State and is usually based on a variety of factors. Penalties will vary based on the degree of the crime and whether or not there was a criminal conspiracy involved.

Whether Serious or Minor, Your Charges Need Our Defense

Defendants facing indictable charges can be looking at lengthy prison sentences. In the Municipal Court, the maximum penalties can still result in hefty fines or up to six months in prison. We can help with all types of charges.

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