NJ BURLINGTON COUNTY SIMPLE ASSAULT
Burlington County: A Stunning Place to Reside But Simple Assault Charges Still Remain a Concern
Living in Burlington County is a privilege that few can enjoy. However, this doesn’t exclude anyone from facing simple assault charges. Whether it happens in Medford, Riverton, Tabernacle, or Shamong, any physical contact made during a conflict can lead to an accusation of simple assault.
If you find yourself in this situation anywhere in Burlington County – Evesham, Florence, Pemberton or any other township – your course of action is to contact Todd Spodek’s defense team right away. Our team possesses over two decades of experience fighting simple assault charges throughout the county, including several former prosecutors who have been an integral part of our team for years. By working with us to fight your case, we will help you avoid criminal records and other penalties that come with a conviction as prescribed by N.J.S.A 2C:12-1.
Understanding Simple Assault Charge
N.J.S.A 2C:12-1 defines three ways that an individual could be found guilty of simple assault in any Burlington County court. The first situation is when someone intentionally or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to another person. The second situation is when someone negligently causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon. And the third situation is putting someone in fear of significant physical harm by physically menacing them.
If convicted for any one of these three variations of conduct mentioned above; which constitutes simple assault charges, the offender gets charged with a disorderly persons violation,this bears legal consequences such as gaining criminal records as well as having to pay a fine up to $1,000 pittance fines.
Additionally they would be required to carry out community service and serve probation period and worse still the possibility of serving time in county jail maxing out at six months depending on the gravity of the offense. In more severe incidents where the victim may be a public employee such as police or any other official, it is considered a felony offense, and one would face aggravated assault charges.
It’s worth mentioning that simple assault is an act in the domestic-violence category. If the violation occurred on a spouse, co-parent, boyfriend/girlfriend, or anyone with whom you had a dating relationship or shared a household with; one might be subject to getting served with restraining orders.
The Defense Options
In case of simple assault charges, two main defenses are commonly used: defense of self and defense of others. It’s essential to reach out to Todd Spodek’s team for an expert in Criminal laws guidance and concrete representation plus;
our lawyers will help create a viable defense strategy that would ensure you get the possible outcome regarding your simple assault charge.
Our Simple Assault Attorney Services Across Municipal Courts in Burlington City
Burlington City records the highest level of criminal violations most years followed closely by employees in Mt. Holly, Pemberton,and Willingboro.To ensure that you get confidential legal advice and representation for navigating such serious legal matters,reach out to our seasoned attorneys at 856-234-8900 for free consultation concerning your case since we have adequate experience fighting off similar cases from all areas around Burlington Townships such as:
- Cinnaminson Municipal Court
- Medford NJ
- Riverton Borough
- Tabernacle Township
- Shamong Township etc.
Burlington County Table showing Simple Assault Charges And Their Penalties:
|Intentionally or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury to another.||Conviction results in a criminal record, a fine of up to $1,000, probation, community service, and the possibility of county jail sentence up to six months.|
|Negligently causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon.||Leads to misdemeanor violation that results in punishment entailing criminal record and a fine of up to $1,000 coupled with community service and probation. Possibility of serving time in county jail maxing out at six months depending on the gravity of the offense is also possible|
|If somebody puts someone in fear of significant physical harm by physically menacing them||Results in conviction for a disorderly persons violation resulting in punishment that entails having a criminal record as well as having to pay off fines that could add up totaling $1,000. In addition one would be required to carry out community service and serve probation period while maximum hours given for county jail term is usually capped at six months in accordance with the gravity of the offense charged with.|
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