A New Jersey simple assault conviction can lead to everything from thousands of dollars in fines to jail time, community service and probation. On top of all those punishments, if convicted of this criminal offense, you will not even have the option of expunging it from your record until five years later. This means that for five years, you will have to answer questions about this blemish on your criminal record during job interviews and in other aspects of your life.
At The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I will fight to protect you against the criminal and social consequences of an assault charge. Call me at 877-676-7729 for a free consultation.
Simple Assault: A Serious Crime With Serious Consequences
Penalties attached to a simple assault can include:
- Up to six months of jail time (not common for a first-time offense)
- Court fines of up to $1,000
- Fines owed to the Victims of Crime Compensation Board and Safe Neighborhood Services Fund (usually totaling around $125)
- Driver’s license suspension (if a vehicle was used in the simple assault)
- Community service requirements
Hire A Former Prosecutor To Defend You
Assault charges — even simple assault charges — are serious criminal matters. Make sure your lawyer has the skills to protect your interests.
For over two decades, I have been working in the criminal justice system. I began my career as a prosecutor and switched to the defense side. Because I have sat on both sides of the table, I can predict the arguments the prosecution will present and develop legal strategies to break those arguments apart.
Call Me Today
Dealing with a conviction and explaining your criminal record are not things you want to experience. As your attorney, my goal is to help you avoid these things. I will do everything in my power to have charges dismissed or reduced and to limit the negative impact an assault charge has on your life. If we succeed in getting your charges dismissed or secure a not guilty verdict, I can take immediate steps to have your charges expunged.