Facing charges for assault can be a daunting experience for anyone. Under New Jersey law, assault charges, depending on the nature of the alleged incident, can range from fourth- to second-degree crimes and can carry prison sentences of anywhere between 18 months and 10 years. Fines can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. Additionally, while simple assault may be treated as a lesser crime, aggravated assault is often a crime of the second-degree, which, upon conviction, can have a detrimental effect on future employment possibilities and even where you want to live.
Because of the heavy penalties, enlist the help of legal professionals in New Jersey who can advocate successfully on your behalf if you face assault charges. The attorneys at Dash Farrow LLP have handled numerous criminal cases in New Jersey and can help protect your rights as you progress through this troubling time.
Possible Defenses for Assault Charges
Depending on the specifics of your case, there will be a variety of defenses that a lawyer can employ on your behalf, all intended to help you achieve your desired outcome.
If you face assault charges in New Jersey, we can help show:
- factual evidence is insufficient or does not actually exist at all to demonstrate that you were involved in an assault;
- you acted solely in self defense in order to protect yourself from harm if a third party did sustain physical injuries; or
- show evidence that aggravated assault charges should be simple assault charges (such as by showing that there was no deadly weapon present during the incident).
Furthermore, upon examining the nature of your case, we can craft a personalized strategy in order to provide you with the best defense possible based on the circumstances.
Why You Need an Attorney for Assault Charges
If you have been charged with assault, then your future and possibly your freedom are on the line.
Those convicted of assault charges may experience:
- a decrease in future job opportunities because they may be required to disclose this conviction on any applications;
- difficulty finding housing in many locations throughout New Jersey (many landlords perform criminal background checks on potential tenants); and
- unpleasant conversations with future friends or partners because many people may automatically shy away from an individual who carries a criminal conviction.
Of course, this does not include a possible lengthy prison sentence, as well as a high fines, which can be a detriment to your future quality of life.
Contact Dash Farrow, LLP Today
No matter the specifics of your case, if you have been charged with assault, you should speak with an attorney in New Jersey who has experience in the criminal defense field. The legal professionals at Dash Farrow LLP can provide you with a consultation and begin creating a defense strategy that is unique to your case. Call us today at 856-235-8300 or contact us online.