If you have been charged with Simple Assault in Belmar, NJ, you are facing potentially serious consequences. A Simple Assault in New Jersey is a criminal offense referred to as a Disorderly Persons offense. If convicted, you face up to 6 months in the County Jail with over a thousand dollars in fines. Another major consequence is a criminal record. Whether you are in college or employed full time, a criminal record could lead to you losing a job or make it difficult for you to get a job.
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Whether you were hanging out with friends at a bar in Belmar, hanging out at your summer rental or just spending a day with your family on the beach and boardwalk in Belmar, physical confrontations are sometimes hard to avoid. Often times, people are dragged into physical confrontations or fights despite their best efforts to avoid trouble. Other times, alcohol impairment can lead to a temporary but significant error in judgment. Regardless of why you were charged with an assault in Belmar, our lawyers have a solution for you. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Clark, Clark and Noonan LLC have represented hundreds of clients charged with Assault in Belmar New Jersey which is technically known as a violation of New Jersey Criminal Code 2C: 12-1. Our certified criminal trial attorney and former prosecutors have exclusively handled these types of criminal assault cases in and around Belmar, NJ for well over 30 years.
Our only goal is to make sure you do not end up with a criminal record. How do we do it? Unlike other firms, we have trial lawyers solely dedicated to the practice of criminal law. We have the ability to attack the mistakes made in the police investigation and attack the credibility of the witnesses against you. If there is a way to get your Belmar Assault charge dismissed, we will find it. Our Belmar assault lawyers have been consistently successful in having the Belmar NJ assault charge dismissed or amended to a non-criminal violation which will not impact your record. Do not let an unfortunate error in judgment permanently effect your liberty, employment or educational opportunities. If you have been charged with an Assault in Belmar, NJ call us today at Clark, Clark &, Noonan for a free consultation and case assessment at (732) 303-7857. Our office is just five minutes away from the Belmar Municipal Court.Charged With Assault in Belmar, NJ - You Always Have a Defense - They have to Prove Intent
If the Belmar police arrested you, and issued a Complaint Warrant or Complaint Summons the case is still far from over. The Warrant or Summons the Belmar police have signed against you for Simple Assault is nothing more than a charging document that requires you to go to court. The Warrant or Summons is not evidence of an offense. The prosecutor has to prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt and that includes proving that you purposely, knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to another. In other words, if it was not your intent to cause bodily injury to the alleged victim then you cannot be convicted of Simple Assault in Belmar, NJ. There are many other defenses based on police conduct in the investigation and suspect credibility of witnesses that our firm explores in an effort to get your Belmar Assault charges dismissed or downgraded to a non-criminal offense. Call us today at Clark, Clark &, Noonan for a free consultation and case assessment at (732) 303-7857.Charged with Assault in Belmar, NJ – You Have the Right to Defend Yourself
Assuming the State can prove you assaulted another person and you intended to purposely or knowingly cause bodily injury to the alleged person, it does not necessarily mean you are guilty of Simple Assault. In Belmar NJ and every other town in the state of New Jersey, you have the right to defend yourself (Self-Defense) when you reasonably believe that such force is immediately necessary for the purpose of protecting yourself against the use of unlawful force by the alleged victim. NJSA 2C: 3-4. What does that mean exactly? It means that the law does not require you to stand idly by while somebody physically attacks you. The same principal allows you to use force against an aggressor if you are protecting someone else from unlawful force. NJSA 2C: 3-5. Again, the law does not require you to stand idly by while a friend or family member is being physically attacked. At Clark, Clark and Noonan, we are experts at asserting your right to defend yourself, friends and family members from unlawful force in Belmar, NJ. Often times, the police do little to no investigation of the case and rely exclusively on the word of the alleged victim who you know is lying. We have the trial experience, expertise and commitment to attack the credibility of the alleged victim, conduct our own investigation if necessary and put you in the best possible position to assert your right to self-defense. Self-defense and defense of others are just a few of the defenses that our firm explores in an effort to get your Belmar Assault charges dismissed or downgraded to a non-criminal offense. Call us today at Clark, Clark &, Noonan for a free consultation and case assessment at (732) 303-7857.Belmar, NJ Assault Charge - Definition
The simple assault law in New Jersey is located at NJSA 2C: 12-1a and states as follows:2C:12-1. Assault.
- Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:
- Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
- Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
- Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.
At Clark, Clark & Noonan, we have the meaningful experience and pro-active defense strategies that will put you in the best position to safeguard your rights and protect your future from a Belmar assault conviction. Call us today for a free consultation and case assessment at (732) 303-7857.