Criminal Attorney in Woodbridge for Assault Charge
One of the largest categories of criminal offenses you can find in the New Jersey Criminal Code are referred to as Assault and Threat Crimes. The most common of these charges involves simple assault and aggravated assault although the violations contained under this title are many. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our Woodbridge Office defends all offenses falling under this description and have for several decades now. With a team of attorneys that has over 100 years of combined experience and several former prosecutors on staff, we are skilled in just about any case of this nature that you could imagine. Whether you were arrested as a result of an altercation with a police officer, because of an incident of alleged domestic violence or any other reasons whatsoever, call our office at 732-632-0700.
Assault Offenses & Penalties in New Jersey
Given how wide a range of charges fall into this category, the penalties that may be imposed are also vast. For indictable crimes of the first, second, third and fourth degree, this means the possibility of a felony record and a state prison sentence. The range of maximum prison terms is 18 months for fourth degree, 5 years for a third degree and 10 years for a second degree. If the offense is a disorderly persons offense that is being handled in Woodbridge Municipal Court, a conviction results in a criminal record, fines and the possibility of up to six (6) months in the Middlesex County Jail. We represent individuals charged with all of these grades of assault offense including:
- Resisting Arrest
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Terroristic Threats
- Assault by Auto
Our defense attorneys regularly handle all of these Woodbridge charges in both the municipal and superior court system. We know how to effectively litigate cases like these and have successfully handled hundreds, if not thousands, of assault and threat oriented charges.
Woodbridge NJ Assault Lawyers
As you have learned, a conviction for offenses involving violence like those mentioned carries serious penalties. There is not only the impact of a criminal record but the real possibility of thousands of dollars in fines and imprisonment. This certainly should send a message to you that an assault case is nothing to fool around with. Our attorneys can help you and assistance from a former prosecutors is just a telephone call away. Call our Woodbridge Office now for immediately assistance.