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In New Jersey, simple assault (2C:12-1a) charges are common and, contrary to the title of the offense, are very serious. Many simple assault (2C:12-1a) allegations accompany restraining order applications. If convicted, besides facing possible jail time, a criminal record for a simple assault charge may lead employers and others to believe that you are a violent person. Regardless of the specific assault charge, circumstances or the location of the court, our New Jersey simple assault defense attorney will fight for you to achieve the results you want for you and your family!


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With an office in New Brunswick, our simple assault defense lawyer is easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to begin your aggressive defense.

Our New Jersey criminal defense attorney has a long track record of successfully defending clients charged with a wide variety of assault charges, including simple assault (2C:12-1a). When presented by an aggressive, capable and experienced lawyer, defenses such as self defense and intoxication can be used to defeat the simple assault charges against you.

2C:12-1a Simple Assault

A person is guilty of assault if he:

  1. Attempts to cause or purposely, 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.

Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.

Our New Jersey simple assault lawyers can represent you with regard to any of these assault charges:

  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Assault by Auto
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Endangering an Injured Victim
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Stalking
  • Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Throwing Bodily Fluid

Our simple assault defense lawyer will fight for you in any court in New Jersey. With an office in New Brunswick, our team of aggressive, technical criminal defense lawyers are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to begin the fight against your charges!