Simple Assault Lawyers Parsippany, NJ
Experienced New Jersey Criminal Attorney Handles Simple Assault Cases in Morris County and Essex County, NJ
People are sometimes surprised to find out they are facing simple assault charges after a fight got out of hand, someone brandished a weapon, or a barroom brawl caused someone to call the police. People are frequently unaware that a prosecutor could bring simple assault charges even if no one was hurt. Moreover, the “simple” part of the charge sometimes makes people believe that the offense is not serious. Do not make this mistake. Take the simple assault charges seriously and talk with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer about the situation.
At the Morristown law firm of Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, our NJ criminal defense lawyers handle simple assault cases in municipal courts throughout Morris County, New Jersey. The firm’s lawyers include two former prosecutors who employ their knowledge of the strategies prosecutors use to defend the firm’s clients. People know that our attorneys will mount a strong defense against charges for assault and threat crimes, always seeking the best outcome possible and protecting the rights of our clients.
Simple Assault Charges and Penalties in Mount Olive, NJ
Morris County prosecutors bring simple assault charges as either a disorderly persons offense or a petty disorderly persons offense. These charges cover actions such as trying to injure another person or actually injuring another, negligent use of a weapon that causes injury, or threatening to injure another person by pointing a gun or showing a knife. If convicted of simple assault, defendants could face:
- Jail time
- Court costs
- Victim restitution
- Anger management classes (mandatory)
- Probation and monitoring bracelet
- Loss of the ability to possess a firearm or weapon
- Restitution to the victim
Penalties such as these can be significant. Individuals charged with simple assault should find out about their legal options and rights from an experienced Morris County criminal defense lawyer.
Expungement of a Simple Assault Conviction in Morristown or Elsewhere in Morris County May Be Possible
In addition to defending clients against simple assault charges in New Jersey, our attorneys help convicted clients expunge simple assault arrests and convictions from their records. This means that in most cases, no one can see the record of the conviction, making it easier for the person to obtain employment, receive student loans, and rent apartments in the future. People convicted must wait for the mandated time period and meet the requirements for other convictions. However, if the charges were dismissed, a person can file for expungement right away. Our knowledgeable NJ criminal attorneys advise people about their eligibility for expungement in simple assault cases.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Roxbury Simple Assault Attorney Today
Contact our Morris County criminal defense law firm to learn how we can defend you against simple assault charges. Call us or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation to learn about our approach to building a strong defense in these types of cases. We defend clients against simple assault charges throughout Morris County, NJ including Morristown, Parsippany, Rockaway, Washington Township, Dover, Denville, Roxbury, East Hanover Township, Victory Gardens, Boonton Township, and Mount Olive, New Jersey.