Category Archives: Assault Charges

Disorderly conduct charges ruled baseless in Union County case

A state appellate court overturned the convictions of three out of four defendants who were arrested at a vigil in Union County and charged with various disorderly conduct offenses. State v. Theodore, No. A-2909-10T3 (N.J. App. Div. Jun. 20, 2013). … Continue reading

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Weapons and assault charges filed against man who pointed handgun at Belmar police officers

After allegedly pointing a handgun at four Belmar police officers, a New Jersey man was shot in the foot by one of the officers and arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges. The incident occurred when the officers responded to … Continue reading

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Union County simple assault defense lawyer

A principal in Plainfield’s public school district recently filed charges against an assistant superintendent for simple assault in Union County, New Jersey. The complaint alleges that the superintendent forcefully grabbed the principal’s neck during a meeting after the principal answered … Continue reading

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Self defense vs. imperfect self defense in New Jersey

In New Jersey, a defendant may assert the justification of self defense (or defense of another) if the defendant honestly and reasonably believed that the use of defensive force was necessary. N.J.S.A. 2C:3-4. However, New Jersey does not recognize the … Continue reading

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Aggravated assault: serious bodily injury

The legal definition of aggravated assault is an assault that is coupled with aggravating circumstances, such as the use of a deadly weapon, the infliction of serious bodily injury, or injury to a police officer, among other things, and depending … Continue reading

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From simple assault to aggravated assault

A 35 year old New Jersey man was recently charged with aggravated assault. The man was inside of a building filled with smoke when he was found by police officers. The man struggled with the officers, and spit in one … Continue reading

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When simple assault becomes aggravated assault

A charge of simple assault in New Jersey can easily be upgraded to aggravated assault given the wrong circumstances, and this can mean a lot more time in prison for the offender. Charges of simple and aggravated assault may result … Continue reading

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What is simple assault in New Jersey?

There are several different kinds of assault that a person can be charged with in New Jersey as a result of a physical altercation. These offenses include simple assault, aggravated assault, domestic assault, and auto assault. Simple assault is commonly … Continue reading

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