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Mercer County NJ Assault and Threat Charges Lawyer
A conviction for an assault or threat crime in Mercer County can severely adversely affect an individual’s future. It goes without saying that the potential jail time that comes along with an assault conviction can negatively affect an individual’s future but even an allegation alone can have a damaging impact. Over the years assault crimes have certainly been on the rise, especially in the domestic violence context. If the underlying allegation falls under New Jersey’s domestic violence prevention act, then in addition to fighting the criminal assault charges, a Defendant may also be forced to deal with a Temporary Restraining Order as well. As you will see in greater detail below, although a restraining order is civil in nature, the ramifications if one is imposed can be more devastating than some criminal charges. If you have been arrested and charged with an assault charge in Mercer County, the Law Office of Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. Here is some need to know information on assault and threat charges in Mercer County.
Do I Need an Attorney for Assault Charge in Mercer County?
Assaultive “types” of offenses in New Jersey include simple assault, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and eluding. These types of charges carry with them rather severe consequences if convicted. Those consequences can include but are not limited to, incarceration, probation, high fines, felony criminal records, mandatory anger management and community service. If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Mercer County, the Law Offices of Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. Our entire practice is and has been dedicated to defending those who have been charged with criminal offenses in courts throughout New Jersey. Our attorneys have handled thousands of assaultive types of cases throughout their career. We serve all of Mercer County, including towns like Hamilton, Trenton, Lawrence, Robbinsville, Princeton, Hightstown, Ewing, West Windsor and East Windsor. If you would like to come into our office to have a face to face consultation with Mr. Oliver or one of the other members of our team, then please contact us directly at (609) 789-0079. We can be reached 24/7 and as always our initial consultations are free. Now here is a list of some of the assaultive crimes that our office represents clients on.
What You Should Know About Assault Charges in Mercer County
Most of the crimes referenced below will be classified as “indictable offenses” which are more commonly known as felony offenses. Depending on the specific offense that the individual is charged with, they could be facing anywhere from six months in the Mercer County Jail all the way up to life in prison. As you can tell these are very serious charges and one’s that should not be taken lightly or underestimated. The vast majority of assault cases in New Jersey will not be black and white. Meaning there is always a backstory as to what happened. This is where an aggressive and skilled defense attorney can make a difference. Getting a prosecutor to understand the Defendant’s version of events is crucial to defending these types of cases, especially in the domestic violence context.
Real Assault Client’s with Real Results
Here is an article about a recent case Mr. Oliver had where the client was facing 2nd degree aggravated assault charges. State v. M.M. and here is what M.M. had to say about Mr. Oliver’s services:
Great lawyer – Very Personable
Common Assault Crimes Charged in New Jersey
Where Do I Go to Court for an Assault Case in Mercer County?
Assault and Threat crimes are hybrid offenses. Meaning that some offenses will be classified as an indictable offense (felony) and others will be classified as disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). Therefore, the case could be litigated in either the Mercer County Superior Court or the local Municipal Court where the incident happened. All felony assault and threat crimes must be transferred from the local Municipal Court to the Mercer County Superior Court, which is located in Trenton for disposition. Conversely, all disorderly persons offenses will be sent directly to the local Municipal Court for disposition.
Consult with a Trenton NJ Assault Defense Attorney Today
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver have a tremendous amount of experience representing clients charged with various criminal offenses in Courts like the Hamilton Municipal Court, the Lawrence Municipal Court, the Ewing Municipal Court, the Trenton Municipal Court, the East Windsor Municipal Court, the Hopewell Municipal Court, the Mercer County Superior Court. If you find yourself facing criminal charges like simple assault, terroristic threats, eluding, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct or harassment, we can help. Our lawyers have successfully handled countless cases over the years including various types of assault and threat charges and now we would like to put that experience to work for you. If you would like to come into our office and discuss your options today then please contact us at (609) 789-0079 or you can email us at.