NJ Simple Assault Law – N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a)

A person is guilty of Simple Assault if he:

  1. Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
  2. negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
  3. attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.