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Holmdel NJ Simple Assault Lawyer

Like any other municipality in Monmouth County, Holmdel has instances of domestic violence, bar fights, and disagreements resulting in some level of physical confrontation. When this sort of conduct occurs it frequently leads to a simple assault charge in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). If the injuries sustained in an altercation are particularly serious or involve a Holmdel Township police officer, the offense can even escalate to aggravated assault under subsection (b) of 2C:12-1. An experienced criminal attorney is an absolute imperative for anyone charged with either of these violations whether the case is being prosecuted in Holmdel Municipal Court or at the Superior Court. Our attorneys include several former prosecutors in the immediate area, even one who has served in Holmdel, and possesses over 100 years of combined defense experience. A lawyer who knows his way around the court and police department is ready to do whatever is necessary to secure an acquittal on your behalf. To speak to an attorney about the specifics of your offense, call our Holmdel Office for a free consultation at (732) 737-8487.

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Simple Assault Offense in Holmdel New Jersey

If you are facing a simple assault offense in Holmdel Municipal Court, the law that will apply to your case is N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). There are three scenarios set forth in this law wherein you can be convicted of a Holmdel NJ simple assault charge. In all instances, however, the injury sustained by the “victim” must be limited to bodily injury. When the injuries are “serious” or “significant” it is no longer a simple assault and results in an aggravated charge. An individual is exposed to a simple assault violation if he/she purposely or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to another, or if he/she negligently causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon. A Holmdel Municipal Court simple assault conviction can also result if you attempted to put another in fear of serious injury by menacing them physically. A disorderly persons offense for simple assault can result in jail and other serious penalties. More specifically, you are subject to a county jail term of up to six months up conviction under 2C:12-1(a). You also face a fine of up to $1,000 and will have a criminal record if you are found guilty.

If you had the misfortune of being involved in a simple assault where the alleged victim was a police officer or an altercation involving more serious injuries, you may be facing a charge of aggravated assault. An offense of this nature is an indictable felony crime of the fourth, third or second degree. A conviction always involves the possibility of a state prison sentence with a second degree aggravated assault triggering as much as 10 years of incarceration.

Holmdel Simple Assault Attorneys

You probably have many questions if you have been charged with simple assault by a private citizen or the Holmdel Police Department. An attorney is available to address your concerns and guide you through the court process. There is no fee for initial consultations with our attorneys. Call our attorneys at (732) 737-8487 for immediate assistance.