Premier Criminal Defense For Violent Crimes
Hanlon Dunn Robertson is a premier criminal defense firm that has represented many clients charged with violent crimes, including murder, aggravated assault and simple assault.
Count On Strong Representation
Our attorneys are committed to providing clients with strong representation. We take the time to investigate the facts of each case, carefully analyze all of the evidence in the prosecution’s possession, make appropriate motions to suppress evidence obtained in violation of our clients’ constitutional rights, prepare meticulously for the possibility of trial and, when necessary, aggressively defend our clients’ rights at trial.
With You Every Step Of The Way
Through a negotiated plea agreement or by arguing at trial, we will seek the best possible result on your behalf. You can rely on us to stand by your side every step of the way and to be a strong advocate for you as you fight violent crime charges in New Jersey. We understand what is at stake, and we are dedicated to providing the aggressive legal representation you need. We provide smart legal advice that enables you to make informed decisions about how to proceed with your defense.
Aggravated Assault Charges
Generally, criminal charges for assault are enhanced to aggravated assault when the assault results in serious bodily injury or significant bodily injury. The following are some actions that could result in aggravated assault charges in New Jersey:
- Assault resulting in serious or significant bodily injury
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Vehicular assault resulting in bodily injury (including DWI accidents resulting in bodily injury)
- Simple assault on a police officer or another law enforcement officer
- Arson resulting in bodily injury
Depending on the severity of the offense, you could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
People are sometimes surprised to find out they are facing simple assault charges after someone brandished a weapon or a barroom brawl caused someone to call the police. The “simple” part of the charge sometimes makes people believe that the offense is not serious. Do not make this mistake.
Simple Assault Charges And Penalties
If convicted of simple assault, defendants could face:
- Jail time
- Fines and court costs
- Victim restitution
- Anger management classes (mandatory)
- Probation and monitoring bracelet
- Loss of the ability to possess a firearm or weapon
Penalties such as these can be significant. Individuals charged with simple assault should find out about their legal options and rights from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Simple Assault Conviction Expungement May Be Possible
In addition to defending clients against simple assault charges in New Jersey, our attorneys help convicted clients expunge simple assault arrests and convictions from their records. This means that, in most cases, no one can see the record of the conviction, making it easier for the person to obtain employment, receive student loans and rent apartments in the future. People convicted must wait for the mandated time period and meet the requirements for other convictions. However, if the charges were dismissed, a person can file for expungement right away.
Schedule A Free Consultation Today
Contact our Morris County criminal defense law firm to learn how we can defend you against simple assault charges. Call us at 973-756-2927 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation and to learn about our approach to building a strong defense in these types of cases.