Atlantic City Assault & Fighting Offenses Defense Lawyer
Criminal Attorney & Former State Prosecutor
In 1976, NJ approved casino gambling in Atlantic City. Immediately after legalized gambling was passed, Resorts International Casino Hotel opened in Atlantic City. Other casinos were soon constructed along the boardwalk and, later, in the marina district for a total of 11 casinos today. The Borgata opened in July 2003, and it’s success brought an influx of developers into Atlantic City with plans on building grand Las Vegas-style mega-casinos to revitalize the city.
The casino hotels have popular nightclubs including the Casbah at Trump Taj Mahal, The Club Mixx at Borgata, Club Worship at Showboat, MurMur at Borgata, etc. Unfortunately, the combination of alcohol, crowds, and nightclubs can be a recipe for physical confrontations and resulting criminal charges. A verbal exchange can quickly turn into a physical confrontation with a resulting arrest and charge of assault and fighting. The charge of simple assault is a criminal code violation. The simple assault statute prohibits any intentional physical contact that is offensive. The penalties for simple assault are a potential jail sentence of up to six months, a $1,000 fine, and other mandatory penalties.
If you are charged with assault in Atlantic City Municipal Court, you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Attorney John W. Tumelty focuses on representing persons charged with simple assault and aggravated assault in Atlantic City. Mr. Tumelty is a former state prosecutor and former assistant prosecutor in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Mr. Tumelty has been practicing criminal law in the Atlantic City area for over 30 years and is a certified criminal trial attorney.
If you find yourself charged with assault or fighting in Atlantic City, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty. Mr. Tumelty will be happy to discuss the facts and answer any questions you may have. Mr. Tumelty is available 24/7 and will give you a great game plan for avoiding a criminal record. Call today at 609-390-4600.
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