Assault Defense Lawyers in Elizabeth, NJ
New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Newark, Irvington, and Plainfield Clients Avoid Jail Time in Assault & Battery Cases
Assault is one of the most common charges in New Jersey criminal courts because simple disagreements can escalate into heated arguments very quickly. In many cases, an experienced criminal lawyer can mount a successful defense on your behalf, helping to resolve the charges and help you avoid jail time and fines.
If you are facing assault charges in Union, Essex or Somerset counties in Northern New Jersey, don’t go it alone. Contact criminal defense lawyers Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC for a free consultation about your charge. Our legal team is comprised of battle-tested litigators and former criminal prosecutors. Every day, we use our experience and inside knowledge to fight four our clients in serious criminal defense cases, such as those involving assault charges. We will use this knowledge to pursue positive results in your case.
Assault & Battery Charges in NJ Are Serious Business; An Experienced Defense Attorney Will Protect Your Rights in Somerset, Union & Across New Jersey
New Jersey has two classifications of assault: simple assault and aggravated assault. Factors influencing the specific type of assault include the seriousness of the injury, whether or not weapons were involved, whether the act was committed intentionally, and more.
In fact, New Jersey defines certain activities to be simple assaults even if no injury occurred. To be charged with simple assault, a person doesn’t even need to inflict harm. The charge can be the result of attempts to cause bodily injury. Simple assault and battery is often associated with domestic violence cases.
One common factor of all assaults is that they are all considered criminal offenses in New Jersey. Aggravated assaults are further classified by their severity, with second, third and fourth degree designations. Aggravated assault can be the result of a violent bar fight, fighting back against a police officer resisting arrest and/or a variety of other situations.
We represent clients in assault cases involving:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault by auto
- Assault of a police officer
- Terroristic threats
- Domestic assault
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, we have a deep understanding of complex assault charges in New Jersey. No two cases are the same which is why we customize all defense strategies. This is not a not one-size-fits-all law firm. We have been a reputation for being tenacious litigators and skilled negotiators. When you are fighting assault charges in Scotch Plains, Westfield, Clark, Cranford, Cherry Hill, Plainfield, Florham Park, Newark, or anywhere throughout New Jersey, invite you to rely on the sound legal guidance offered by the experienced criminal defense lawyers of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC.
Penalties for Assault in New Jersey Are Severe; Your Freedom Is at Stake
In addition to prison, individuals convicted of assault in New Jersey are facing fines, having to pay restitution to the victim, court-ordered electronic monitoring and anger management classes. Convictions also stay with you for the rest of your life in the form of a permanent record. Criminal convictions seriously affect educational, employment and housing opportunities. Assault is certainly no exception.
A second degree aggravated assault is a serious charge and a conviction can result in a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Any person convicted of a second degree aggravated assault must serve 85 percent of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The bottom line is, if you have been accused of assault you may face prison, jail time or probation. You must answer to these charges to protect your rights. Your best line of defense is to find a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in assault cases.
With several former prosecutors and over 25 years of criminal defense law experience, the attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC are prepared to fight to protect your rights in Somerset, Union and across New Jersey. We will help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. Our legal team will also guide you through the entire process, allowing you to understand the charges against you so that you’re not in the dark. We will determine the most effective strategy, based on the unique aspects of your case and we will fight hard to reduce or avoid severe criminal penalties.
If You Are Facing Assault Charges in Newark, NJ, Call for a Free Consultation with Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC
Assault charges are a serious matter and require serious legal defense. We have years of experience with assault cases in New Jersey. We know there are many ways to fight an assault charge. For example, we may be able to prove that both parties agreed to the fight or that the assault was an act of self-defense. If you are being falsely accused, we will fight tirelessly to prove your innocence.
There are a lot of variables to all assault defenses and we need to get started right away to protect your rights and interests as soon as possible. Contact our offices in Scotch Plains, Cherry Hill or Newark for a free consultation about your case. You may also complete the confidential contact form on this website.