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Assault & Threat Crimes

Mercer County NJ Assault and Threat Charges Lawyer

A conviction for an assault crime in Mercer County could severely adversely affect someone’s future. Based on the recent bail reforms that kicked in January 1, 2017, a Defendant charged with a domestic violence offense (ie assault, terroristic threats, harassment, stalking) will most likely be forced to spend at least a night in the the Mercer County Jail pending a possible detention hearing. Depending on how that hearing goes, a Defendant may find themselves being held in the Mercer County Jail on a no bail status pending trial. In addition to fighting the underlying assault charges, a Defendant may also be forced to deal with a Final Restraining Order as well. Although a restraining order is civil in nature, the ramifications if one is imposed can be more devastating than some criminal charges. For more information on both temporary and final restraining orders please refer to our Mercer County Domestic Violence defense practice series by clicking the link

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 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.  Mr. Proetta and Mr. Oliver 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.

Common Assault Crimes Charged in New Jersey

Most of the above referenced crimes are considered “indictable offenses” also known as felony offenses. Depending on the offense, a Defendant could find themselves 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. Almost all assault cases in New Jersey are not black and white. 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. If you would like a free consultation then please contact us directly at (609) 789-0079.

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

Not only is Keith hardworking, persistent, and dedicated, but he is also personable. In other words, Keith is not just doing his job; he sincerely cares for his clients and strives to do what is in their best interests. In my case, I was involved in a situation that I shouldn’t have been involved with. It turns out thereafter that I commenced the pursuit of a career in an industry with very stringent requirements as far as the law is concerned. To come to the realization that I could be barred from the industry if the outcome of my case didn’t go well was as much as an eye-opener as it was upsetting. The whole process of my case was lengthy and burdensome but Keith stuck with me and my case. He was always available to address my questions and concerns. As it turns out I got an outcome better much than I had expected. The judge even conceded herself that Keith had done a remarkable job. One mistake can not only impede your progress but can ruin your life. That could have been the case with me but it wasn’t. In other words, Keith saved my life 🙂

Hamilton NJ Assault Defense Attorneys

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.