Domestic Violence Simple Assault Charges Morris County NJ
Criminal Defense Lawyers with offices in Morristown, New Jersey
An arrest for simple assault can have serious consequences but it doesn’t have to. Our lawyers have literally handled thousands of these cases over the years in Morris County including in Parsippany, Mount Olive, Dover, Danville, and Madison. Here is a real case we handled for one of our very satisfied clients who was facing a simple assault charge in the Morristown Municipal Court.
The Morris County criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC represented a client recently who was charged with a disorderly persons offense known as simple assault, a violation of the New Jersey criminal code under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). Our client, who recently turned 18, was involved in an altercation with his mother and the police were called. He has no prior criminal history and a criminal charge like this could significantly impact his future school and employment opportunities. A disorderly persons offense in NJ is like a misdemeanor which is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the Morris County jail, possible probation, and a permanent criminal charge on his record if convicted.
Because it is a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed in Morristown NJ, the case was handled in the Morristown Municipal Court. The client’s mother came to court and told the prosecutor she did not want to proceed with the charge and she wanted the case dismissed. Without her cooperation and testimony, the State would be unable to prove the charges against our client beyond a reasonable doubt. Since our client was a young man with no prior record and he was clearly going through some personal problems, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges completely.
Arrested for Simple Assault Morristown NJ? Contact Us Today
Now, the client can apply for an automatic expungement to have the arrest removed from his record as well. This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC. If you or a loved one needs assistance with an assault charge in Morris County NJ, contact our offices anytime for immediate assistance at 908-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.