New Jersey Assault Lawyer
Assaults vary by jurisdiction, but typically the term means the bad actor put someone in a position of imminent harm or offensive contact. Assault does not require physical injury. In some jurisdictions, assault is defined as attempted battery. For this reason, assault and battery are paired together, as assault occurs when the victim apprehends physical harm and battery occurs when physical harm takes place. We advocate for victims’ rights to ensure they have a voice during the legal process in criminal and civil courts.
Types of Assault Charges and Their Penalties in New Jersey
New Jersey law defines an assault charge by the injury sustained by the victim. Below are three (3) types of assault charges in NJ and their penalties:
- Simple Assault: Occurs when someone attempts to cause or actually causes bodily injury, attempts to put another person in fear of serious bodily injury, or negligently uses a deadly weapon to cause bodily injury.
- Aggravated Assault: Occurs when someone attempts to cause or actually causes serious injuries while showing extreme indifference to human life. Aggravated assault can also occur when someone recklessly uses a deadly weapon to cause bodily injury. Aggravated Assault is a serious criminal offense.
- Assault By Auto: Occurs when a reckless driver injures someone. This may also include a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Additional penalties might include restitution to the victim, probation and electronic monitoring, and the loss of the right to own or possess a firearm or a weapon. Our firm handles victims during a criminal prosecution.
Work With an Experienced New Jersey Assault Lawyer
Assault charges are taken seriously in New Jersey, which is why you will need an experienced attorney to assist during the legal process, both on the criminal and civil side. Our attorneys will help protect your rights. Contact our firm today to learn more about how Mandelbaum Barrett PC can help you.
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