Simple Assault in New Jersey
Uploaded on: Jun 13, 2022
Duration: 2.5 Min

Video Description

Sometimes things get out of hand. If you’ve been in a fight or any heated situation where things got physical, you might get charged with Simple Assault. Although Simple Assault is one of the least serious violent crimes in New Jersey, a conviction can still have real consequences for you. If you’ve been charged with Simple Assault, you should hire a lawyer to defend you. At Rosenblum Law, we have a lot of experience beating Simple Assault charges, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.

What is Simple Assault?

Simple Assault can come up whenever someone knowingly or recklessly physically hurts someone else or makes someone fear imminent injury. Courts interpret injury broadly; even minor pain can count as an injury. As you might imagine, a lot of things fit the definition of Simple Assault.


If you’re convicted of Simple Assault, you can be sentenced to up to six months in jail or up to a $1,000 fine. In addition, regardless of your sentence, you’ll have a criminal conviction on your record, which can make it more difficult to find housing or a job. Although it’s a disorderly persons offense, not a felony, you should take it seriously. Don’t panic, though; a good lawyer can usually get the charge dismissed or reduced to something that won’t show up on your record.

We can also help you enroll in a diversionary program that will get the charges dismissed in exchange for completing a program. The requirements for who can apply to these programs can be complicated, so it’s best to have a lawyer help you.

How to Beat a Simple Assault Case

The prosecutor has to prove to a judge or jury that you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. We can often poke holes in the prosecutor’s case and make sure there’s a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors know this, so they’re usually willing to negotiate a charge down if you have a lawyer.

What should I do if I’ve been charged with Simple Assault?

If you or a loved one has been charged with Simple Assault, contact Rosenblum Law for a free consultation about your case. You can find our contact information on the screen or at the bottom of the page.


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