Simple Assault (N.J.S. 2C: 12-1)
Belmar during the summer months becomes a Jersey Shore gem of excitement and entertainment with its many bars, clubs, and restaurants. People from all throughout New Jersey visit Belmar’s Bar Anticipation, Boathouse, D.Jais, Connolly Station, and Patty McDonald’s Ale House to drink and party.
Drinking alcohol in moderation causes most people to relax and feel euphoric. However, there is a fine line between moderation and excess. Drinking too much alcohol often causes reasonable people to act violently and aggressive. In mere minutes situations can escalate from pleasant to violent and lead to physical altercations, police arrests, and charges for simple assault.
“Simple assault” simply means that you have attempted to cause or purposely, willingly, or knowingly caused bodily harm to another person. You can also be charged with simple assault if you negligently cause injury with a deadly weapon or you put another person in fear of imminent physical harm.
In our law firms 20+ years of experience in handling simple assault cases we know that every assault charge comes with its own unique set of facts and circumstances. There are often mitigating factors that shed light onto what factually occurred in your arrest. As a defendant in a criminal or municipal charge, you should take confidence in knowing that that everyone has legal defenses and rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constituion and New Jersey State Constitution.
If you have been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, or disorderly persons offenses please contact the law office of Villani & DeLuca immediately at 732-456-6510.