We Can Build an Aggressive Defense against
an Assault and Battery Charge
Assault and battery are both serious crimes that can result in incarceration, substantial fines, and a criminal record. In New Jersey, fines can range from $500 to $150,000 and you can face up to 10 years in prison for a second degree assault. If you are charged with assault or battery, you need a criminal defense attorney who can fight your charges and protect your rights. At Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC, we represent clients throughout the state of New Jersey. An assault and battery attorney from our firm can investigate the claims against you and defend your innocence. With offices in Kearny and Hoboken, NJ, we provide dedicated, thorough legal defense for clients at both the municipal and federal levels. To schedule a consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, call our office at (201) 998-2728 or contact us online today.
In general, assault requires a direct act which causes an individual to fear for their safety. This definition can include the intentional attempt to harm another, threats of harm, or threatening behavior. An important part of an assault charge is “intent.” The individual must have intended to harm or scare another individual to establish assault charges. However, no physical contact is necessary for the action to be considered assault.
If you are facing an assault and battery charge, the criminal defense attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen can build a strong case in your defense.
The typical definition of battery is intentional harmful or offensive contact with another individual, without their consent. Generally, it is not necessary to prove the individual in question intended to harm the victim. Criminally reckless or negligent behavior that results in contact with the victim may also constitute battery. In addition, the action does not need to result in harm. For example, spitting on an individual does not cause physical injury. However, it is offensive and can be considered battery.
Understanding Assault and Battery
If you are accused of assault or battery, there are different levels of charges that can be brought against you. The circumstances of the event, whether an injury resulted, and whether you had an object considered a deadly weapon can all contribute to the charges you face. At Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, we can defend you against a variety of assault and battery charges, including:
- Simple assault
- Physical assault
- Sexual assault
- Verbal assault
- Aggravated assault
Hiring a criminal defense attorney is crucial regardless of what type of charges you are facing. Even a simple assault conviction can result in up to six months in jail, along with substantial fines. An aggravated assault conviction can mean 10 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Our team can gather evidence, investigate the circumstances of your arrest, and develop a comprehensive defense strategy.
Defending Your Rights
If you are facing an assault and battery charge, the criminal defense attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen can build a strong case in your defense. Assault charges are serious and can change the entire course of your life. You should not leave the results up to chance. Our team has been representing clients throughout New Jersey for over 45 years. To find out more about how we can help you in this difficult time, contact our office online or call us at (201) 998-2728 today.