Firm Logo
856.888.9059

Assault Attorney in Camden, New Jersey

South Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer Defends Clients Against Violent Crime Charges in Burlington County, Gloucester County & Camden County, NJ

A charge of assault in New Jersey, regardless of whether it is a simple assault charge or an aggravated assault charge, can be very complex. Individuals charged with assault (statute 2C:12-1) may be subject to a prison sentence, probation, and/or fines. If you have been charged with assault, or with any other violent crime, you need to speak with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Michele Finizio is an aggressive South Jersey criminal defense lawyer who will fight to keep you out of jail. Attorney Finizio has successfully defended countless clients against assault charges in Pemberton, Medford, Mt. Laurel, Monroe Township, Glassboro, Pennsauken, Voorhees, and elsewhere in New Jersey. Contact Attorney Finizio today to discuss your case.

Simple Assault Charges in New Jersey

Simple assault is a misdemeanor offense in New Jersey. You can be charged with simple assault for merely threatening and instilling fear of bodily harm to another person. In a situation such as this, the person being threatened must believe that they are in imminent danger of suffering physical injury.

You can also be charged with simple assault if you purposely, knowingly, and recklessly attempt to cause or cause someone to experience bodily injury. A person involved in a fight that results in minor injuries would most likely be charged with simple assault in New Jersey.

If you are convicted of a simple assault, you can serve up to six (6) months in prison, depending on the circumstances. You can also be fined up to $1,000.

Aggravated Assault Charges in NJ

Aggravated assault is considered a felony offense in New Jersey. Aggravated assault consists of simple assault with the added elements of significant and/or serious bodily injury, the lack of concern toward human life, and possibly utilizing a deadly weapon with the intention of inflicting bodily injury. A simple assault can also be upgraded to aggravated assault if the attack involves a public servant such as a police officer or firefighter. The degree of the charges will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident, as well as the extent of injury the victim suffered.

The consequences of aggravated assault charges are more severe than a simple assault charge. The penalties for a conviction for aggravated assault include up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $150,000, depending on the degree of the convicted charge. In addition, depending on the charge, a defendant who is convicted of certain violent crimes in New Jersey is a candidate for the No Early Release Act (NERA). If you are convicted of a crime that falls under the NERA, you must serve 85% of your sentence before you become eligible for parole. Under the NERA, you have no chance of receiving an early release from prison.

Free Consultation with an Experienced Evesham, NJ Assault Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with aggravated assault or simple assault in Evesham, Deptford, Cherry Hill, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you could be subject to severe penalties that include prison time. That’s why you should not delay in contacting experienced South Jersey criminal defense lawyer Michele Finizio. Let Attorney Finizio take a look at your case and help you determine the next step in your defense. Contact Attorney Finizio today to schedule a free consultation at the firm’s office in Moorestown, NJ.

Reviews Matter

“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“Michele was very prompt when getting back to me when I called regarding legal counsel. Michele kept me informed and in the loop while awaiting trial. Very professional qualities and I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future. Thanks.”
- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
- D.A.

"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
- C.O.
View All Client Reviews