South Brunswick Simple Assault Lawyers
Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Clients Fight Simple Assault Charges in South Brunswick NJ
In New Jersey, assault charges are taken seriously. Under N.J.S.A. § 2C:12-1a(1), a person commits a simple assault if he or she attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person. Some examples of this offense include: spitting in someone’s face, hitting someone in order to cause them soreness, or slapping a person’s face. A simple assault conviction can result in a six (6) month prison term.
South Brunswick Aggravated Assault Charges
However, simple assault can become an aggravated assault if an aggravating factor is present. Aggravating factors may include:
- Use of a deadly weapon;
- Simple assault on a law enforcement officer, fireman, paramedic, teacher, or judge; or
- Starting a fire in which emergency services personnel sustain bodily injury.
An aggravated assault conviction can result in as much as 10 years in prison and up to $150,000 in fines.
Simple Assault Charges Heard in South Brunswick Municipal Court
Simple assault offenses arising out of South Brunswick, New Jersey are generally handled in the South Brunswick Municipal Court. The Court is located at 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. The Honorable Michael V. Dowgin presides and the Court Administrator is Judith James-Spencer.
Bramnick Law Handles Simple Assault Charges in South Brunswick, New Jersey
If you have been charged with assault in South Brunswick, New Jersey, it is important to consult with a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients in South Brunswick Municipal Court charged with simple assault. Our criminal attorneys have many years of experience handling such offenses. Casey Woodruff, Robert Rowbotham and Gary Grabas are former Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
Assault charges are serious. Always discuss your case with a New Jersey lawyer. Our firm specializes in criminal defense. On the client’s behalf, we can:
- Negotiate to get your charges reduced
- Help you build a self-defense case
- File motions to dismiss for lack of evidence
- When appropriate, file assault charges against your accuser
Free Consultations Available – South Brunswick Simple Assault Lawyer
If you would like to speak with one of the firm’s criminal attorneys to discuss an assault charge, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000. We offer free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day.