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Toms River NJ Simple Assault Lawyer

The Ocean County municipality with the highest number of criminal complaints annually is Toms River so it makes sense that the town would have many individuals arrested for simple assault. This offense can arise in a wide range of contexts including in conjunction with an altercation at a bar, disagreement with a neighbor, incident of alleged domestic violence or any number of other scenarios. The lawyers at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the attributes you need if you are facing a simple assault charge in Toms River of any nature. Our firm's team of defense attorneys have over a century of criminal practice experience with years serving as municipal prosecutors in approximately 20 Ocean County towns, including Toms River. Contact us anytime 24/7 to speak to an attorney in a free consultation.

Will A Simple Assault Conviction In Toms River Result In A Criminal Record? Yes. Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a) of the New Jersey Criminal Code. You will have a record that will show on a background check if you plead or are found guilty.

What Does The Toms River Prosecutor Have To Prove To Obtain a Conviction? The prosecutor must establish, beyond reasonable doubt, that you attempted or intentionally caused bodily injury, negligently caused bodily injury with a deadly weapon or were attempting to put someone in fear of serious bodily injury by engaging in physically menacing behavior.

Is There Any Difference In The Charge If The Incident Involved A Police Officer?  Yes. When a simple assault is committed on a police officer, teacher, EMT or another individual who is afforded heightened protection under 2C:12-1, the violation is enhanced to aggravated assault.

What Penalties Apply If I Am Convicted Of Simple Assault In Toms River? The penalties for simple assault include a fine of up to $1,000 and a county jail sentence of up to 6 months. If the offense is enhanced because it involves assault on a police officer (a.k.a. aggravated assault on a police office) the penalties are much more severe and include the possibility of a state prison sentence.

Can I Expunge A Conviction For Simple Assault From My Record? Yes. You can file an expungment application with the Ocean County Superior Court once a 5 year waiting period has elapsed.Simple Assault Attorney in Toms RiverA simple assault charge is more complicated and risky than most anticipate. A conviction results in serious consequences that can effect your future employment, ability to remain in the United States if you are not a citizen and can even land you in jail. Potential ramifications that are as serious as these should serve as ample signal to you that hiring a skilled attorney is your best course of action. Here at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we can provide a level of service that is truly unique given that Matthew Dorry is a former prosecutor in Toms River and our defense attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience defending this offense in Toms River. Lawyers are available now at 732-286-6500 to discuss the details of your case in a free consultation. Related Toms River Legal Resource Pages & Posts:

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