Simple Assault and Harassment Charges Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

New Jersey law contains various types of assault and harassment related criminal offenses. Assault and harassment offenses involve the use of or threat of force against another person. In addition to the serious penalties associated with a simple assault and harassment conviction, said charges are often accompanied by Applications for Final Restraining Orders in the family Courts 

Consequences of a Simple Assault or Harassment Conviction

In New Jersey, a person is guilty of simple assault if he/she attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon, or attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.  A simple assault conviction constitutes a disorderly persons offense and is punishable by up to 6 months in the county jail, probation, and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.  If the assault is committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, it would constitute a petty disorderly offense and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, probation, and/or a maximum fine of $500.

The law also provides that a person is guilty of harassment if he/she, with purpose to harass another, makes a communication anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm, subjects another to and offensive touching, or threatens to do so; or engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.  Harassment is a petty disorderly offense and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, probation, and/or a maximum fine of $500.

Years of experience have taught Certified Trial Attorney Michael Rubas that every simple assault and harassment case is fact sensitive and that a complete, well planned defense is required.  Rubas Law Offices explore every simple assault and harassment case to identify any issues that can assist in defending and/or negotiating the best outcome for our clients.

Michael Rubas has an Monmouth County office in Manasquan that serves clients at the Jersey Shore including, but not limited to, the municipalities of Asbury Park, Belmar, Brielle, Manasquan, Neptune, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Wall as well as all Ocean County municipalities.  The Jersey City office serves clients in all Northern New Jersey Municipal Courts.