Simple Assault Charges Dismissed in Morris County, NJ
Criminal Defense Lawyers with offices in Morristown, New Jersey
Arrested for simple assault in Morristown NJ? We can help. Our lawyers have literally handled thousands of these cases over the years throughout Morris County including in Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Roxbury, and Parsippany. Don’t let this criminal charge end up on your permanent record. Here is an example of a simple assault arrest that we successfully handled for a client in the Morristown Municipal Court.
Travis J. Tormey of the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). The client was a young professional with no prior criminal history. If convicted of this charge, he would face a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the Morris County Jail, and a permanent criminal charge on his record (which could be expunged after 3-5 years in certain circumstances). The client and his wife were celebrating at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown, New Jersey. There was obviously some alcohol consumption by both parties. The wife wanted to leave and go home and the husband wanted to stay out a little longer. As they were walking back to their apartment in Morristown, their verbal argument was observed by Morristown police officers and, according to their reports, the client pushed his wife as they were walking down the street. She did not fall, get hurt, or have any injuries from this “push”. Based on this evidence, and the fact that the wife did not want to press charges and was not willing to testify against her husband, the charges were dismissed in the Morristown Municipal Court.
Now, the client can file an expungement to have the arrest record removed and then the incident is completely removed from his permanent record.
Arrested for Simple Assault Morristown New Jersey – The Tormey Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one is facing a misdemeanor simple assault charge in Morris County NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm now for immediate assistance at 908-336-5008. We have offices conveniently located in Morristown, NJ and the initial consultation is always provided completely free of charge.