Atlantic City Simple Assault Lawyer Defending Clients in Cape May & Atlantic County
What To Do When Facing Criminal Charges for Simple Assault
If you have gotten into a bar fight, a shoving match with a neighbor or any other altercation, you may be facing criminal charges for simple assault. If you have been accused of any violent crime, it is important to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney right away.
I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City simple assault lawyer representing clients throughout South Jersey. Don’t hesitate to contact me today for a free consultation to discuss your assault charges. I have convenient office locations in Cape May and Atlantic counties.
Explaining the Potential Consequences You Face
In New Jersey, you can be convicted of simple assault if you used or attempted, threatened or conspired to use physical force against someone else. You can also be convicted if you recklessly injured someone else through the careless use of a dangerous weapon.
The police may choose to file simple assault charges even if the person you are accused of assaulting was not physically injured in any way.
It is very common when the police have been called to the scene of a fight for multiple people to be charged with simple assault for allegedly assaulting each other. In these cases, one side may have a legitimate claim of acting in self-defense.
If you have been charged with simple assault, you could be facing fines, probation, a criminal record and possibly even jail time. To discuss what I can do to defend you against these serious consequences, call me today at 609-390-4600. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.