Yes, you can be charged with Assault if police and prosecutors believe you were a participant in a fight where someone was injured.
Because of the chaos that often surrounds a fight in a public setting, police often choose to shut the problem down by making arrests right away, then conducting interviews and learning the facts of the case.
The good news is that if witnesses or other evidence can confirm your story, you have a good chance of seeing charges reduced or dropped entirely.
The bad news is that some issues work their way into a prosecutor’s ear and aren’t told as clearly as they should be – which means you may still have to defend yourself in court.
Don’t fight the charge alone. Attorney Matthew Reisig can protect you from overzealous prosecutors and inappropriate charges.
Call 732-625-9661 today and talk to a New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.