Assault Lawyer Elizabeth, NJ
Elizabeth, New Jersey Attorneys Defending Against Assault Charges
Assault charges are common in Elizabeth and throughout New Jersey. It’s not surprising: almost any argument can escalate quickly and become out of control. However, having a knowledgeable and experienced NJ criminal defense attorney can help you avoid the consequences of a minor dispute that escalates into something more serious.
The Elizabeth criminal defense lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, urge people facing assault charges to call for a free consultation to discuss their legal rights and options. Our attorneys include former prosecutors with significant experience on both sides of criminal cases, experience that they use to defend our clients in matters involving assault charges. Find out how they can help when you face a criminal charge such as assault.
Information About Assault Charges in New Jersey
New Jersey law divides assault charges into two types: simple and aggravated. How law enforcement charges assaults depends on factors such as whether the assault was intended, whether the incident involved weapons of some type, the seriousness of the injury, or whether there was an injury at all. Even attempting to injure someone, whether successful or not, could also be the basis for an assault charge. The criminal attorneys at our Elizabeth law office can help you understand the charges you face.
NJ law defines simple assault as attempting to cause or causing bodily injury to another person, negligently causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon, or attempting to make someone fear they will be injured by threatening or menacing them. Some simple assault charges are disorderly persons offense and handled in Elizabeth Municipal Court.
Aggravated assault in New Jersey can involve:
- Recklessly causing bodily injury to another by using a deadly weapon
- Attempting to cause bodily injury to another by using a deadly weapon
- Purposely causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon
- Recklessly aiming or pointing a loaded or unloaded firearm at another
- Committing simple assault committed against a law enforcement officer or other public safety official, such as a firefighter or EMT
Our Elizabeth criminal defense lawyers will discuss these and other situations that could have resulted in the assault charges against you. It may be possible that you were overcharged and that our attorney may be able to have the charges against you reduced.
Penalties if Convicted of Assault in Elizabeth, NJ
An assault conviction can result in penalties such as:
- Jail terms of up to six months for simple assault charges
- Prison sentences range from 5 to 10 years, depending on the severity of the charge
- Fines that range from modest amounts to many thousands of dollars
- Payment of restitution to the victim
- Court-ordered electronic monitoring
- Court-ordered anger management classes
Because the law links the penalties to the severity of the charge, securing a reduction in the level of charges can be very important. More importantly, an assault conviction leaves you with a criminal record that will affect your future.
Our defense attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and experience to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of charges that can significantly improve the outcome of your case.
Examples of Assault Cases We Handle at Our Elizabeth Law Office
Our Elizabeth criminal defense lawyers handle all types of assault causes, including:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault by auto
- Assault of a police officer
- Terroristic threats
- Domestic assault
- Workplace assault
Our lawyers have significant experience defending against these and every other type of assault charge. We fight hard for each client and use our skills as negotiators to achieve the best outcome for the circumstances. If you are looking for Elizabeth attorneys who do not give up and who treat each client individually based on the circumstances, we are the lawyers for you!
Contact Bramnick Law About an Elizabeth Assault Charge
Our Elizabeth assault defense attorneys at Bramnick Law work hard to identify the strategy that will achieve the best outcome for the client. Call or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can defend you against any level of assault charge.
About Elizabeth, NJ and Assault Cases
Depending on the level of the assault charge, cases are heard in either Elizabeth Municipal Court, 208 Commerce Place, or Union County Superior Court, 2 Broad Street. If you are incarcerated as a result of an assault arrest or conviction, you will serve your time at the Union County Jail at 15 Elizabethtown Plaza or the Elizabeth Police Jail at 1 Police Plaza. If convicted on a felony assault charge, you will do your time at one of the NJ State Prisons, including the East Jersey State Prison in Rahway.
If you are facing any level of assault charge, please call our Elizabeth law office to discuss your case with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.