Assault Defense Lawyer in Morristown, New Jersey
Assault offenses are serious matters that require a skilled defense lawyer. They result in a criminal record and other potential consequences including jail and other penalties. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that first, second, or third degree aggravated assault charges are the only ones that can result in incarceration. Even a disorderly persons offense for simple assault in Rockaway, Roxbury, Parsippany, Pequannock, Mendham, Denville or another Morris County Municipal Court can result in up to six (6) months in jail. Hiring the best attorneys you can find is key in avoiding a negative outcome. Our Morristown NJ Criminal Attorneys embody a one of a kind defense team. With at least six (6) lawyers whose work is confined to defending the accused, we are among a small handful of defense teams of this size in New Jersey. In addition, most of the attorneys on the staff are former prosecutors who have witnessed how things work from both perspectives. We have handled an enormous amount of assault and threat offenses and have the experience you need. If you would like to set up a consultation with any one of the Morris County criminal defense lawyers on staff at the law firm of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, please call our Morristown Office at 973-309-7050 for an immediate free consultation.
New Jersey Assault Crimes & Penalties
These are not the only crimes though that collectively fall under the umbrella of assault and threat charges. This class of crime also includes:
All of these have in common the element that they lead directly to harm to another individual or the creation of a fear of harm. Almost all of them also have in common the fact that they can lead to an felony indictment.
Morris County NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys
When people think of assault and threat crimes, typically, we all think of simple assault or aggravated assault. Simple assault is easily defined as a crime where someone suffers bodily injury as a result of an intentional or reckless act, where bodily injury is negligently caused as a result of a deadly weapon, and or where someone physically threatens someone such that they are in fear of serious bodily injury. Aggravated assault, which, obviously, is the more severe of these two offenses, is hardly as easy to define and occurs in six different, but limited circumstances. These six circumstances are:
- Where bodily injury is intentionally caused to another or results from reckless conduct undertaken with extreme indifference for the value of human life.
- Where bodily injury results from intentional or reckless conduct involving a deadly weapon
- Where an individual points a firearm at another
- Where a simple assault is committed upon a police officer or other public official (e.g. fireman, first aid, DYFS employee, judge, teacher, etc.)
- Where bodily injury is caused while fleeing or eluding a police officer
- Where significant bodily injury is intentionally caused or results from reckless conduct manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life
Powerful Morris County NJ Criminal Defense Firm
If you or a loved one has been charged with one or multiple offenses that fall under the broad heading of assault and threat crimes, you cannot afford to face these charges alone. At Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, we have over 100 years of collective experience defending against charges of this nature, including many charges tried in Morris County Superior Court. We are one of few criminal defense firms that can boast having lawyers nationally ranked for their work in the criminal defense field. In short, we have the experience to get you the best result possibly. So please, if you or a loved one has been charged with one of these serious offenses, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys about the particulars of your case.