What to Expect if Charged with Assault in Hightstown

Local Lawyer Near Hightstown for Assault Charge

Whether you have been arrested and charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer or served with a temporary restraining order based on a domestic violence assault incident in Hightstown, we strongly urge that you speak to attorney immediately. As you will see in greater detail below, assault charges can be very complicated to deal with it. Depending on the facts surrounding the charges, the case may be litigated in several different courts, including the Hightstown Municipal Court, the Mercer County Superior Court, Criminal Division and the Mercer County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part. If you would like to speak to one of the Hightstown criminal defense attorneys on staff, please contact our office directly at 609-789-0779. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs. Read More

Princeton Basketball Star Charged with Aggravated Assault & Resisting Arrest

Need Local Attorney in Princeton for Simple Assault Charge

It has been reported that Princeton University’s all start basketball player was arrested following an incident at the local Wawa earlier this week. It appears that the incident started when the Defendant, a twenty-two year old male, got into a heated argument with several other customers. Since the Wawa is actually located on campus, campus security was called to the scene around 3:30 a.m. to investigate. According to the Trentonian, that is when things went from bad to worse for the local basketball star. Apparently the Defendant became more irritate and started screaming and cursing off campus security. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it is then alleged that the Defendant took a swing at one of the officers but fortunately the officer was able to duck out of the way. It was at this point that the officers finally subdued the Defendant and was able to place him in handcuffs. Read More

What is the Difference Between Simple Assault & Aggravated Assault

Need Local Lawyer in Mercer County for Aggravated Assault Charge

When it comes to defending an assault charge in New Jersey it is important to determine first whether the charge is for a simple assault or aggravated assault. The difference between the two will not only indicate what court has jurisdiction over the charge but it will also indicate the potential penalties that an individual is facing as well. Furthermore, it is more likely than not that an individual charged with aggravated assault will be subject to bail reform and thus be forced to go through a detention hearing in order to be released from the county jail on bail, pending trial. Once that is determined, it is then important to figure out who the alleged victim was. Was it a random person? Was it a police officer? Was it a loved one? The type of victim could not only lead to additional charges but it could also lead to collateral consequences including a temporary restraining order.Read More

Assault by Auto Charges Filed in Ewing Township

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Tragedy has struck The College of New Jersey this week. According to the reports, a serious motor vehicle accident occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday in Ewing Township. It appears that the Defendant, a twenty-two year old from West Windsor was driving down Pennington Avenue when his vehicle crossed over the center line colliding with a vehicle heading in the other direction. The vehicle heading in the opposite direction was carrying five TCNJ students, all of whom were seriously injured and needed assistance being removed from the vehicle. In all, eight individuals were seriously injured as a result of the incident.  Three of individuals were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and the other five were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment. It was eventually determined that the Defendant was operating under the influence at the time of the incident. To make worse, it was discovered that the driver of the other vehicle was the designated driver for the evening and was attempting to help his colleagues return home safely.Read More

Aggravated Assault Indictment Dismissed

Facing Assault Charge in Hamilton NJ

Proetta & Oliver was able to secure yet another dismissal of serious felony charges for one of their clients. This time, our client was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the third degree and theft of moveable property in the third degree following an incident in Hamilton Township. The charges stemmed from an incident that took place both outside and inside local hotel in Hamilton Township. The victim in the case, who was our client’s girlfriend at the time of the incident, alleged that our client not only struck her in the face several times but also choked her to the point of unconsciousness twice and attempted to place her into the bathtub while she was unconscious. Furthermore, she alleged that while she was unconscious, our client stole her cellphone and her vehicle and fled the scene.  As a result of the victim’s allegations, a BOLO was put out for her vehicle. Authorities were able locate the vehicle, which our client was operating. Following a brief investigation on scene he was placed under arrest. He was taken to the Mercer County Jail, pending his Central Judicial Processing Hearing (CJP). Once the hearing was conducted, it was determined that our client would be released from the county jail pending his Pre-Indictment Conference (PIC). During his PIC conference our client rejected the State’s offer and sent the matter to the Grand Jury. Once the Grand Jury formally indicted him is when he retained our services.Read More

2nd Degree Aggravated Assault Charges Downgraded to Simple Assault

Hamilton NJ Simple Assault LawyersMr. Oliver, one of the founding partners at Proetta & Oliver, just resolved a case for one of their clients that originated from an incident that occurred in June of 2016. The incident involved a physical altercation between their client, his friend and his girlfriend’s father. As a result of the altercation, the girlfriend’s father suffered several broken ribs and required a dozen or so stitches to his forehead. Based on the injuries, their client and his friend were both arrested and charged with aggravated assault, in violation of NJSA 2C:12-1b(7). This is a second degree felony offense in New Jersey. If convicted, their client would be facing a prison sentence ranging anywhere from five to ten years and a fine up to $150,000. Furthermore, this offense would be subject to the No Early Release Act, which would require their client to serve at least 85% his sentence before he could become eligible for parole. While the charges were pending, their client was arrested also on two separate occasions, one of those times being for the possession of cocaine in the third degree.Read More

Aggravated Assault & Weapons Charges issued in Mercer County NJ

The Trenton Police Department has arrested and charged a twenty-three year old women with among other things, unlawful possession of a weapon. The Trenton Police department was initially called to the 100 Block of Eisenhower Ave on a report of a suspicious women carrying brandishing a weapon. When the police arrived on scene they were met by the first victim. She reported that she was sitting in her vehicle when an unknown women approached her vehicle and began kicking it. When she got out the vehicle to confront the suspect, she pulled out a knife and attempted to assault her with the knife. After a brief struggle, the suspect then fled the scene.Read More

Endangering the Welfare of a Child Charge Issued in Trenton NJ

Endangering the Welfare of a Child in Trenton NJAn altercation between a security guard at Jefferson Elementary School in Trenton ends with the security guard being arrested. According to the reports, the Defendant, a twenty-two year old female from Trenton, has been arrested and charged with among other things, endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from an incident back in June where it is alleged that the Defendant punched and scratched the neck of a third grade student. The charges were filed by the child’s mother on July 5th, however, the Defendant was not formally arrested until this past Thursday. The Defendant was most likely brought down to the police station to be processed and released on a summons. As opposed to being detained in the Mercer County Jail pending a Detention Hearing. Read More