What if I am Charged with Assault in New Jersey?

Assault is a serious crime in New Jersey and therefore carries serious penalties. Read on to learn more about the consequences of assault in New Jersey.

Types of assault in New Jersey:

There are different types of assault:

  • Simple assault:
    • This type of assault is defined by a person who attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon, or attempts by physical menace to input fear of imminent serious bodily injury. These crimes are typically not treated as seriously as other charges because they do not usually involve a weapon and they typically cause little physical harm.
  • Aggravated assault:
    • This charge refers to when an individual purposely or knowingly causes injury to another individual with a deadly weapon.
  • Sexual assault:
    • It is important to note that aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree crime in New Jersey when it involves children under the age of 13, regardless of consent.
  • Domestic assault:
    • When it comes to a domestic assault charge, actual physical harm is not needed to qualify as a charge. Individuals can be charged with domestic assault for stalking, harassment, or making threats. Immediately after receiving a charge for domestic assault, the person who was charged will face a restraining order. More harsh penalties and lifelong consequences will likely follow.

What do I do if I am facing assault charges?

An assault charge on your record can have a major impact on your life. For example, it may be difficult to obtain certain housing, higher education, procure a job, and so on. Assault charges and domestic assault charges can also impact your ability to obtain custody of your children. As a result, it is important to work with a skilled criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney will work to have your charges reduced or even dropped. When it comes to an assault charge, there is no time to waste. Be sure to contact an attorney right away.

Our firm is here to advocate for you. If you are facing assault charges in New Jersey, reach out to our firm today.

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Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves on our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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