Arrested/Charged with Simple Assault in Denville
Disorderly Persons Criminal Offense Dismissed Thanks to Travis Tormey
Have you been accused of domestic violence simple assault in Denville in Morris County? We can help. Here is a real case our attorneys recently handled for a client facing those charges with great success.
Our client and his wife had a dispute at their home in Denville and the police were called. He was arrested and charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons criminal offense, under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). Our client, a young professional, had no prior criminal history and was extremely concerned that this arrest and potential conviction could have on his job and career. He was facing up to a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the Morris County jail, probation, and a permanent criminal charge on his record if he was convicted of this misdemeanor level offense.
We appeared in court and his wife, the alleged victim, informed the prosecutor that she did not want to proceed with the charges and wanted the case dropped. However, it’s up to the State (the prosecutor and police officer) and the Judge whether or not the case actually is dismissed. Here, they agreed to carry the case for ninety (90) days and dismiss the charges at the end of that period as long as the parties had no other domestic violence incidents at their home and as long as the defendant completed anger management counseling.
Our client agreed to those terms and completed the counseling that they requested. The charges were dismissed after the ninety (90) days and he has no criminal record from this event. In addition, he was able to file an expedited expungement with the court to have his arrest removed from his record as well.
This was a great result for our client and the law firm. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a domestic violence charge in Morris County, contact our offices anytime for a free consultation.