Florham Park Simple Assault Charges N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a)
“In this case, the client was facing a misdemeanor (known as a “disorderly person offense”) criminal charge for simple assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). The penalties include fines, probation, and even jail time depending on the defendant’s record. Here, we were able to get the criminal charge dismissed.”
Simple assault charges can lead to serious consequences including fines, jail time, and a criminal record. In this case, our client was charged with simple assault in Florham Park NJ so the case was handled in the Florham Park Municipal Court.
Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client charged with simple assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), a disorderly persons offense. This is a criminal charge which results in a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the county jail, and a permanent criminal charge on your record if you are convicted of this offense. Our client, a 60-year-old professional with no prior criminal record, could not afford to have this conviction on his record as it could effect his employment, professional licenses, ability to travel in and out of the country, etc.
Our client and his wife were shopping at Trader Joe’s in Florham Park and were involved in an argument with several high school age boys who were being obnoxious outside the store. Our client had words with one of the young men and a minor altercation occurred. Based on our client’s lack of criminal history, that there were no serious injuries involved, and the circumstances of the incident, the Municipal Prosecutor agreed to amend the criminal charge to a municipal ordinance violation which resulted in a fine and no criminal history. Apologies were exchanged in court and the matter was resolved amicably for all involved. This was a satisfying result for our client and his family.
Arrested for Simple Assault Morris County NJ? Contact Travis Tormey for help
Now, our client is eligible to file an expungement to remove the arrest from his record. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a disorderly persons simple assault charge in Florham Park NJ or elsewhere in Morris County, contact Travis Tormey today for a free initial consultation at 908-336-5008.