Simple Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1) Defense Attorney In New Jersey
Simple Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1) in New Jersey is defined as attempting to cause, or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another; negligently causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or attempting by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
While Simple Assault is graded as a disorderly persons offense, it can still carry a sentence of up to six months in jail.
A Simple Assault charge may not seem like a big deal to you. After all, fights happen, and you may think that simply telling your side to a judge will resolve things.
That’s almost certainly the worst thing you can do. Having any sort of record of a violent act can be a barrier to jobs, housing, and educational opportunities that would otherwise be open to you.
The best thing you can do for your future is to work with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who can help protect you against the charges you’re facing.
Attorney Matthew Reisig successfully defends clients against Simple Assault charges in New Jersey. Call 732-625-9661 today for a free consultation.