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Assault & Threat Crimes

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Proetta & Oliver

Union County NJ Assault & Threat Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Cranford, New Jersey

If you have been arrested for a crime involving assault, threats, or violence in New Jersey, you should know the serious consequences you face if convicted. Crimes ranging from simple assault to aggravated assault, stalking, harassment, and more can land you in jail for months or even years. Other penalties associated with assault and threat crimes include probation, significant fines, community service, a permanent restraining order, and a criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. At Proetta & Oliver, our experienced criminal lawyers routinely defend clients for assault charges throughout Union County, NJ. Our attorneys know that an assault conviction can result in serious repercussions including damaging your reputation and career possibilities and even lengthy incarceration. We will put together an aggressive defense of your charges and thoroughly analyze all potential angles of strength and weakness. Through our experience, we are typically able to get our clients assault charges downgraded or dismissed entirely. From our office in Cranford, our criminal defense attorneys handle assault cases throughout Union County, New Jersey and beyond, including Middlesex County, Hudson County, and Essex County. If you have been charged with assault, give us a call today to speak with an experienced NJ assault lawyer absolutely free of charge and see how we can help you. We can be reached anytime at (908) 838-0150 or fill out our online form to arrange a free consultation.

Learn More About New Jersey Assault Charges and Penalties

The most common forms of assault charges typically originate from domestic violence incidents or fights involving alcohol. Often, individuals who have been drinking find themselves charged with assault and related crimes due to a bar fight, scuffle at a stadium, or physical altercation at a concert. In other situations, allegations of domestic abuse or a call about a domestic dispute give rise to assault charges. There are many other situations that can result in assault charges but you can rest assured that if you can think it up, we have seen it and defended it. Whatever the facts are surrounding your incident, we will take the time to learn about your case and formulate the best defense. We represent clients charged with the following related violent crimes in New Jersey:

New Jersey law does not require an actual physical assault or serious bodily injury to occur to charge someone with a violent crime. In fact, many assault related charges are filed against people who attempt to commit assault, threaten someone with imminent injury, or create a dangerous condition for others. Laws against disorderly conduct are purposefully broad to include a range of actions that can lead to criminal charges and penalties. Similarly, criminal offenses such as stalking and harassment are geared toward preventing someone from causing alarm in someone else. You may be surprised to learn that simply communicating with another person repeatedly in a manner that would likely cause inconvenience or alarm can result in you being arrested. If you have been accused of a violent crime in New Jersey, the most important thing you can do is enlist an experienced defense attorney who can vigorously defend your innocence.

Our law firm regularly defends clients against all types of assault charges throughout Union County. Having successfully defended clients against thousands of criminal and municipal court charges, we understand the tactics that are being used against our clients, and we know what needs to be done to protect your rights.

Elizabeth Assault Defense Attorneys · (908) 838-0150

If you have been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault or terroristic threats in Union County, the defense lawyers at Proetta & Oliver can help you get through this difficult time. Our attorneys have successfully handled thousands cases including various types of assault charges and now we would like to put that experience to work for you. For a free initial consultation with a New Jersey assault defense lawyer call us 24/7 at (908) 838-0150 or e-mail us today

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Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have office locations conveniently located in Jersey City, Edison, Middletown, Cranford, Burlington, and Hamilton. All major credit cards are accepted


242 10th Street Suite 103 Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 793-8018

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3840 Park Ave, Suite 202 A, Edison NJ 08820

Phone: (732) 659-9600

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20 Commerce Drive, Room 135 Cranford, NJ 07016

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