Assault charges are serious and scary, with or without weapons involved, and you deserve a Haddon Heights attorney like Robert Simons, with extensive experience keeping defendants just like you out of prison.
Despite one of the country’s lowest rates of violent or sexual assault, assault charges and accusations are a reality a significant number of New Jersey residents will have to face. And if you do get charged with assault, you’d best hope you have a criminal defense lawyer like Robert Simons on your side.
With a firm nestled in the peaceful borough of Haddon Heights, Simons has nevertheless had to deal with some of the toughest cases across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From domestic violence assault cases to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Robert Simons is a defense lawyer with extensive experience defending the rights and freedoms of those accused of violent crimes.
As a former Camden County prosecutor, attorney Robert Simons knows exactly how assault cases are handled and how best to build your defense. All it takes is one simple phone call to (856) 499-8066, which you can even make from jail.
Assault may be a scary legal term, but it is also a vague one that encompasses a wide variety of crimes and circumstances. If you have been accused or charged with assault, it is vital you understand exactly which one(s) you are being arrested or investigated for.
In New Jersey as a whole, the most common assault charge is for Simple, Non-Aggravated Assault. You could be charged with simple assault for shoving someone in a bar, pushing a spouse in a domestic dispute, or inflicting a minor injury on someone in a fight.
The more serious Aggravated Assault charge includes more serious, violent, or harmful instances. If you severely hurt someone in a fight or used any kind of dangerous or deadly weapon, even without hurting someone badly.
Assault charges, whether simple or aggravated, are not to be taken lightly. New Jersey law is harsh on violence, and violent crimes will get you jail time and hefty fines. Obviously, aggravated assault comes with much more serious punishments, and if convicted, you could end up spending years in prison.
Either way, your assault charge and conviction will be on your permanent criminal record. This means that even after you have served your time, the assault charge could affect your employment options, loan applications, and even family law court decisions like child custody and divorce.
Assault includes everything from intentionally harming someone in a fight to accidentally causing injury to someone recklessly. For example, the latter could be caused if you accidentally sliced someone with a replica sword while “mock” fighting.
How you end up being charged for assault will, in great part, be determined by the presence and/or use of a weapon. Threatening someone with a deadly weapon, injuring someone with a weapon, or merely having a weapon on you when you commit the assault could change the charge from simple to aggravated, even if you do not cause an injury with it.
Every fight, threat, or incident of violence is unique, as are each set of charges and accusations leveled against someone. As a result, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for defending against assault charges. But with the help of an experienced defense lawyer, there are a number of different options for defending yourself against assault allegations and charges.
Your criminal defense attorney will have to come up with a defense that fits the circumstances and accusations, and that takes both creativity and experience. Knowing the strategies and behavior of the prosecution helps, which is why an ex-prosecutor like Robert Simons, who used to work on the other side of the courtroom, is perfectly suited to handle any simple or aggravated assault case.
The Law Offices Of Robert R. Simons offer effective and aggressive defense against simple or aggravated assault charges in Haddon Heights.
If you have been arrested, accused, or charged with assault, you need an attorney with experience. Robert Simons hasn’t just defended against virtually every possible assault charge in New Jersey; he used to prosecute them, too.
As a result, he knows all too well how difficult and desperate your circumstances might be. His firm accepts collect calls from jail and has payment plan options as well.