Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers Essex County NJ
Fight Simple Assault Arrest Bloomfield, New Jersey
Have you been arrested for simple assault in Bloomfield? Do you need a lawyer for a restraining order trial in Essex County? Contact us now for immediate assistance.
The Essex County domestic violence defense team at our offices just achieved another great outcome for a client who was accused of simple assault in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Our client was facing a charge for the disorderly persons offense of simple assault in municipal court as well as a restraining order in Superior Court due to the allegations of domestic violence. Essentially, our client was accused of causing bodily injury to her boyfriend which left a cut on his arm. When the police responded to the scene, they effectuated a mandatory arrest due to the presence of an injury. The victim also requested a restraining order. Thus, our client was facing not only criminal charges but also had to defend herself against the allegations set forth in the temporary restraining order. Fortunately, our lawyers began handling the case and through our comprehensive, diligent and zealous efforts, both the restraining order and assault charges were dismissed.
Domestic violence allegations in New Jersey often lead to two separate cases – one that proceeds as a criminal matter and another that goes forth in family court pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“PDVA”). In other words, the consequences of an allegation of domestic violence can result not only in a conviction that is maintained as part of the defendant’s criminal record but also a Final Restraining Order against the defendant. Under New Jersey domestic law, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19 (1) through (19) sets forth nineteen acts that are considered domestic violence: homicide, assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping, criminal restraint, false imprisonment, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, lewdness, criminal mischief, burglary, criminal trespass, harassment, cyber-harassment, stalking, criminal coercion, robbery, contempt of a domestic violence order, and any other crime involving risk of death or serious bodily injury.
In our client’s recent case, she was accused of simple assault which, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a) occurs if a person: 1) attempts to cause or purposefully, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or 2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or 3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. The penalties for a conviction of simple assault include a jail term of up to six months as well as a fine of up to $1,000 and these penalties are imposed separate and apart from any final restraining order that may be entered as the result of the same allegations the led to the simple assault conviction.
Need lawyer for simple assault charge and restraining order in Essex? We can help
If you are accused of domestic violence in Essex County, we can help. Our experienced domestic violence and restraining order defense attorneys have successfully handled matters in courts across New Jersey on behalf of clients both criminal charges and restraining orders as the result of one allegation. Thus, whether you were issued a complaint alleging a crime of domestic violence, served with a temporary restraining order, or both, don’t hesitate to call us. We are available around the clock to discuss your case, prepare a defense strategy, and fight to get the case dismissed. Contact our Newark NJ offices now for a free initial consultation at 201-654-3464.