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Criminal Defense: Assault & Threat Crimes

New Jersey Attorneys for Assault & Threat Crimes

New Jersey Criminal Attorneys Bergen CountyIf  you have been accused of an assault or threat crime in New Jersey, the consequences may be quite serious if you are convicted.  For example, in a case involving a law enforcement officer, a weapon or serious injury to the victim, a simple assault charge can be enhanced  to a charge of aggravated assault. The degree of the offense with which you are charged, e.g. 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree, will determine whether you face jail time, probation, fines, and/or a restraining order.

Contact our NJ criminal attorneys before making any potentially incriminating statements to law enforcement authorities.

Talking to the police, prosecutors, your accuser, or anyone other than your New Jersey criminal defense attorney typically only serves to harm your case.   When in doubt, always exercise your 5th Amendment constitutional right to remain silent until you have talked with an attorney.  Call our New Jersey law firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced and respect criminal defense attorney.  The firm represents individuals charged with assault and threat crimes throughout Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, including Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, and Union County.

Defenses to Assault Charges

You very well may have a defense to an assault charge.  Perhaps you acted in self defense because you had a valid reason to feel your were in danger.  Maybe you did not reasonably foresee that your action would cause injury.  Our experienced NJ criminal defense lawyers will fully analyze your case and implement the best strategy to defend you.  Our criminal attorneys defend our clients on all types of assault and threat charges, including:

  • Terroristic threats
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Simple Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence resulting in a temporary restraining order
  • Domestic violence resulting in violation of a temporary or final restraining order
  • Juvenile assault and threat cases
Criminal Assault & Battery: NJ Criminal Model Jury Charge

[For more information about the crime of assault and battery under New Jersey law, and applicable defenses and burden of proof, read the NJ Criminal Model Jury Charge 3.10.

What constitutes domestic violence?

Domestic violence means the occurrence of one or more of the following criminal offenses upon a person protected under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1990:

  • Homicide:  N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1
  • Assault:  NJSA 2C:12-1
  • Terroristic threats:  N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3
  • Kidnapping:  N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1
  • Criminal restraint: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2
  • False imprisonment:  N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3
  • Sexual assault:  N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2
  • Criminal sexual contact:  N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3
  • Lewdness:  N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4
  • Criminal mischief:  N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3
  • Burglary:  N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2
  • Criminal trespass:  N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
  • Harassment:  N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
  • Stalking:  N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10

If you or a family member has been arrested or charged with any of the above offenses, contact our NJ criminal defense lawyers today, or call us at (201) 498-0400 to schedule a consultation.

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