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Assault At A Youth Sports Event

Manalapan NJ Aggravated Assault At A Youth Sporting Event Lawyers

The competition at youth sports events can get intense with parents and coaches getting too involved. Physical altercations can occur in extreme situations. When this occurs in the presence child who are under 16 years old, a fourth degree aggravated assault arises. This is a felony crime that can only be dealt with in Freehold New Jersey at the Monmouth County Superior Court. So while you may have been arrested in Keansburg, Howell, Manalapan, Colts Neck or Middletown, the case will be transferred to the county courts for processing. Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is comprised of 8 criminal attorney who have decades of experience defending individuals charged with felony charges of aggravated assault like yours. We have handled thousands of cases in Freehold and are prepared to put our contacts and skills, including knowledge acquired as prosecutors, into action for you. Our Freehold Office and Red Bank Office are available 24/7 for free consultation. Lawyers on staff are ready to assist you immediately.

New Jersey Law: Assault Committed At A Youth Sports Event

In response to some highly publicized incidents of parents fighting at youth sporting events, the legislature adopted a specific aggravated assault provision on this issue.  The related offense is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(f) and elevates a simple assault to a fourth degree aggravated assault if the incident occurs at a school or community sponsored youth sports event while child under sixteen (16) are present. The term “youth sports event” is defined as competition, practice or instructional event involving a team(s) organized pursuant to a nonprofit or similar charter or which are member teams in a youth league organized by or affiliated with a county or municipal recreation department. The statute specifically excludes incidents that occur at collegiate, semi-professional or professional sporting events. An aggravated assault offense in the fourth degree can result in 18 months in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Colts Neck NJ Assault At A Youth Sports Event Attorney

Athletics in Colts Neck Township are on the rise with a relatively new regional high school. Football, lacrosse, soccer and other sports are extremely popular and filled with competition. We assume that the competitiveness went overboard and resulted in a physical encounter based on your landing on this article. If you were arrested in Tinton Falls, Marlboro, Eatontown, Wall and Holmdel or another town because you were involved in an alleged assault at a sporting event, call us for the guidance you need. An attorney is available to assist you in our Red Bank Office or Freehold Office immediately.