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New Jersey Defense Lawyers for Assault Charges

Highly Skilled Defense Lawyers Fight Assault Charges for Clients in Gloucester County, Camden County, and Burlington County, NJ

Physical violence, or threats of physical violence, can happen in a single heated moment—and in the blink of an eye, you can find yourself facing criminal assault charges.  An assault conviction will stay with you for years to come.  If convicted, potential landlords and employers will be able to access your criminal record and see that you have a prior assault conviction.  You might become a less attractive candidate if you have a history of violence.  A knowledgeable defense lawyer can fight the charges against you to reduce the chances of conviction.

Hercules Law Group, LLC is a full-service criminal defense firm made up of the most qualified and talented defense lawyers in the area.  The firm’s lawyers are dedicated to protecting clients’ legal rights regardless of the charges you are facing.  You can expect compassion, respect and the best possible quality legal representation available when you choose Hercules Law Group, LLC to build your defense.

Understandably, many clients are not familiar with how the criminal process works in New Jersey.  Hercules Law Group, LLC guides you through the entire process, from getting released on bail to pre-trial appearances, negotiation and trial if needed.  The firm is committed to ensuring that you understand what might happen and how various choices might impact you as your case proceeds.

To learn more about how an experienced defense lawyer can develop a unique defense strategy for your assault charges, contact Hercules Law Group, LLC for a free initial consultation today.

Hercules Law Group, LLC is Ready to Fight Your NJ Assault Charges

Hercules Law Group, LLC helps clients fight all types of assault charges in New Jersey.  For example, the firm has experience successfully building a defense to:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault by auto
  • Assault of a police officer or resisting arrest
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault in the domestic violence context

Every variation on New Jersey assault charges comes with its own set of potential penalties—making it important that you have a defense lawyer who will put in the work needed to build a custom defense in your case. 

Hercules Law Group, LLC evaluates all the evidence in your case.  We even conduct our own investigations and inquiries to find favorable evidence that the prosecution might ignore.  With over two decades of experience, the firm knows the right questions to ask and how to build a strong defense to your assault charges.

New Jersey Assault Charges Carry a Range of Penalties

The most common type of assault charge in New Jersey is simple assault.  The police can charge you with simple assault even if you did not actually hurt anyone.  The mere attempt to cause physical harm can be sufficient.  To convict on simple assault charges under N.J.S.A. 2C: 12-1, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did one of the following:

  • Caused bodily harm to someone else, whether purposefully, knowingly or recklessly
  • While using a deadly weapon, negligently caused bodily harm to someone else
  • Attempted to put someone else in imminent fear of serious harm through the use of physical menace

Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense and, if convicted, you can face:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • A maximum $1,000 fine
  • Anger management courses, restitution to the victim and other penalties that the judge may order
  • In cases involving a mutual fight, the six-month jail term can be reduced to a maximum 30-day sentence
  • Probation, depending upon the circumstances

Aggravated assault charges are much more serious.  Depending upon the circumstances, it is classified as a second, third or fourth-degree felony offense.  For example, aggravated assault charges may apply if the victim was a police officer or if serious bodily injury resulted.  Aggravated assault charges can carry upwards of 20 years in jail for second-degree offenses, depending upon the circumstances. 

Regardless of the charges against you, it is important to take action quickly to protect your legal and constitutional rights.

At Hercules Law Group, LLC, a respected and experienced defense lawyer will handle every aspect of your defense.  The firm works closely with you to identify any potential defense that might apply in your case.  The strength of your lawyer is key to getting the charges and penalties against you downgraded.  To learn more about Hercules Law Group, LLC, call to speak with an experienced assault defense lawyer today.

Facing New Jersey Assault Charges?  Call the Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers at Hercules Law Group, LLC Today

It can be difficult to know where to turn for help when faced with simple assault charges that could impact your future, freedom and even your financial security.  Hercules Law Group, LLC is ready and available to get to work in your case.  The firm offers reasonable pricing structures and accepts all major credit cards to make the process easier for you.

Your initial consultation is always free and completely confidential.  The skilled lawyers at Hercules Law Group, LLC can also help you obtain an expungement of your arrest or conviction for assault once the relevant waiting periods have passed. Contact us today for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Assault Charges in New Jersey

FAQ: Is there mandatory minimum jail time if I am convicted on assault charges in New Jersey?

Possibly. Whether mandatory minimum jail time might apply depends upon the severity of the crime—and how the assault charges are graded. If you are convicted of second-degree aggravated assault, you may be subject to the no early release act, which would require that you serve 85% of your prison sentence before becoming eligible for parole. An experienced and skilled defense lawyer is your best chance at getting the charges reduced to avoid a possible mandatory minimum prison sentence.

FAQ: Can a diversionary program help me avoid conviction for assault charges in New Jersey?

If the assault charges are for simple assault and you are a first offender, you may be eligible for the conditional dismissal program. Eligibility is not automatic—you need an experienced lawyer by your side to convince the prosecutor and judge that admission is appropriate in your specific case. You are only eligible if you have never before participated in the conditional dismissal, conditional discharge or pre-trial intervention programs.