Penalties for Assault Offenses

The potential penalties upon conviction for Simple Assault include up to six months in jail and/or probation, a fine of up to $1,000, a Victims of Crime Compensation Bureau Assessment of $50, a SNA of $75 and court costs. A domestic violence assessment also applies if the Simple Assault arises out of an incident of domestic violence. The penalties for Aggravated Assault depend on the grade of Continue Reading...

NJ Harassment Charges Explained

The New Jersey Harassment Law is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4. This statute provides that a person is guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense “harassment” if he: Makes or causes to be made, a communication or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively course language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; Subjects another to Continue Reading...

Do You Need An Attorney for NJ Simple Assault Charges?

Today, I received another telephone call from an individual who attempted to defend a simple assault charge on his own. The result was a conviction for simple assault in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. The man was extremely concerned about the impact the criminal record would have on his employment, as well as his immigration status. We are going to file an application for post-conviction relief Continue Reading...

NJ Assault by Auto Law

An aggravated assault may arise out of operation of a motor vehicle.  This pedigree of aggravated assault is commonly referred to as Assault by Auto.  Where the resulting injury is "serious", the Assault by Auto is a Second Degree.  Serious bodily injury is defined as injury that involves a substantial risk of death, permanent disfigurement, or loss of function of a bodily member or organ. Where Continue Reading...