Tinton Falls has the 12th highest population in Monmouth County so common sense tells us that you are not alone if you were charged with simple assault in the municipality. Whether it was the result of a bar fight, domestic conflict or some other circumstance, simple assault charges arise frequently in Tinton Falls Municipal Court. We know this extremely well as attorneys who have been practicing in the county for over a decade with countless cases involving allegations of assault under our belts. A lawyer with the tools you are looking for is available to assist you 24/7. Contact our Red Bank Office at 732-450-8300 for a free consultation with one of the lawyers immediately.
Arrested For Simple Assault in Tinton Falls
An arrest for simple assault in Tinton Falls arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1a. This law outlines three bases for charging someone with simple assault. The first ways someone can commit simple assault is by attempting or knowingly or negligently causing bodily injury to another person. The second scenario for simple assault applies where bodily injury is negligently caused with a deadly weapon. An individual may also face a Tinton Falls simple assault offense by engaging in physical menacing to put another person in imminent fear of serious bodily injury.
Simple assault is typically a disorderly persons offense. When the physical altercation is the result of a consensual fight, however, the resulting simple assault charge is a petty disorderly persons offense. The judge in Tinton Falls may impose up to 6 months in jail, probation, community service, counseling and/or a fine of up to $1,000 for a disorderly persons offense for simple assault. A petty disorderly persons offense for simple assault carries up to 30 days in the county jail and up to a $500 fine.
Tinton Falls Domestic Simple Assault Charges
When the alleged victim of a simple assault is someone who falls under the protections of the NJ Domestic Violence Protection Act, there collateral consequences to a charge under 2C:12-1. The biggest implication is the possibility of issuance of a temporary restraining order. The other ramification that you need to be mindful of is the fact that a domestic violence simple assault is to be issued on a warrant complaint. What this means is that the accused is arrested by the Tinton Falls Police Department and must be remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institute until such time as there is an initial appearance before a judge of the Superior Court in Freehold New Jersey. The last thing you can anticipate is imposition of a no contact order, even where there is no restraining order issued.
Collateral Consequences For Those Who Lack Citizenship. It is especially important for you to obtain the guidance of an attorney if you lack citizenship since a conviction for assault in Tinton Falls can compromise your immigration status.
Conditional Dismissal To Avoid A Record. A diversion program known as conditional dismissal is available to a first time offender who has never secured a diversion previously (e.g. Pretrial Intervention, Conditional Discharge of Conditional Dismissal). The lawyers on our staff can help you secure admission into the program in Tinton Falls and, upon successful completion, you will avoid a criminal record.
Simple Assault Attorneys in Tinton Falls New Jersey
You are probably feeling somewhat intimidated as a result of being arrested/charged with a Tinton Falls simple assault offense. This feeling is only understandable given the consequences hanging in balance, not to mention the potential for a criminal record. Selecting a skilled lawyer to defend you is imperative in order to maximize your chances of avoiding a conviction. The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have formidable qualifications to ensure you have every opportunity to achieve the very best outcome in your Tinton Falls case. To discuss the facts surrounding your arrest with an attorney, call 732-450-8300. One of our lawyers will be happy to address all of your concerns.
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