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Handling Assault and Battery Charges
Being charged with assault or battery is serious. Maximum penalties can involve a prison term of up to ten years. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., in Bergen County, New Jersey, we have more than fifteen years of experience helping protect the rights and interests of people charged with simple and aggravated assault.
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While an aggravated assault typically involves serious bodily injury, a charge of simple assault only requires the threat of bodily harm. This creates a situation where assault charges can result from even minor altercations. Our attorneys have handled assault and battery charges related to bar fights, road rage, and domestic violence. Charges that can result from these incidents include:
- Assault and battery
- Simple assault
- Domestic assault
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a vehicle
- Assault with a weapon
An assault complaint can be brought by the civilian that was assaulted or by a police officer. When an assault complaint is made by a citizen, there is typically a cross complaint, and we encourage both parties to drop the charges. In cases involving domestic violence, an officer must see signs of physical injury in order to make an arrest.
Convictions for simple assault can result in a $1000 fine and up to a six-month jail term. Our objective is to work with the complaining party or the prosecutor to have the charges reduced or dismissed. We understand that situations often escalate quickly and we are committed to minimizing the impact of assault and battery charges on our client’s lives.
Contact our New Jersey Assault Lawyers
If you have been arrested and charged with assault or battery, please contact or call 800-537-4154 the criminal defense lawyers at Aretsky Law Group, P.C.. We have offices located in Ridgewood, New Jersey and can be reached by phone, e-mail, or by filling out the in-take form on our Contact page.