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New Jersey Assault Attorney

Assault Charges Lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ Defends Clients Against Violent Criminal Assault Charges in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout NJ

Physical violence, or threats of physical violence, can happen in a single heated moment—and in the blink of an eye, you can find yourself facing criminal assault charges. An assault conviction will stay with you for years to come. If convicted, potential landlords and employers will be able to access your criminal record and see that you have a prior assault conviction. You might become a less attractive candidate if you have a history of violence. A knowledgeable New Jersey assault attorney can fight the charges against you to reduce the chances of conviction.

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio is a full-service criminal defense firm made up of the most qualified and talented New Jersey assault attorneys in the area. The firm’s New Jersey assault attorney is dedicated to protecting clients’ legal rights regardless of the charges they are facing. You can expect compassion, respect, and the best possible quality legal representation available when you choose The Law Offices of Michele Finizio to build your defense.

Understandably, many clients are not familiar with how the criminal process works in New Jersey. Michele Finizio will guide you through the entire process, from getting released on bail to pre-trial appearances, negotiation, and trial if needed. The firm is committed to ensuring that you understand what might happen and how various choices might impact you as your case proceeds.

To learn more about how an experienced New Jersey assault attorney can develop a unique defense strategy for your assault charges, contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio for a free initial consultation today.

Facing A Criminal Charge And Have Questions? We Can Help. Contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Today At 856-888-9059 Or Fill Our Our Convenient Online Contact Form For A Free Consultation About Your Case.

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio is Ready to Fight Your NJ Assault Charges

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio continue to help clients fight all types of assault charges in New Jersey. For example, the firm has experience successfully building a defense to:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault by auto
  • Assault of a police officer or resisting arrest
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault in the domestic violence context

Every variation on New Jersey assault charges comes with its own set of potential penalties—making it important that you have a New Jersey Assault Attorney who will put in the work needed to build a custom defense in your case. 

Michele Finizio will evaluate all the evidence in your case. We even conduct our own investigations and inquiries to find favorable evidence that the prosecution might ignore. With over two decades of experience, the firm knows the right questions to ask and how to build a strong defense against assault charges.

New Jersey Assault Attorney

New Jersey Assault Charges Carry a Range of Penalties

The most common type of assault charge in New Jersey is simple assault. The police can charge you with simple assault even if you did not actually hurt anyone. The mere attempt to cause physical harm can be sufficient. To convict on simple assault charges under N.J.S.A. 2C: 12-1, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did one of the following:

  • Caused bodily harm to someone else, whether purposefully, knowingly, or recklessly
  • While using a deadly weapon, negligently caused bodily harm to someone else
  • Attempted to put someone else in imminent fear of serious harm through the use of physical menace

Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense and, if convicted, you can face:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • A maximum $1,000 fine
  • Anger management courses, restitution to the victim, and other penalties that the judge may order
  • In cases involving a mutual fight, the six-month jail term can be reduced to a maximum 30-day sentence
  • Probation, depending on the circumstances

Aggravated assault charges are much more serious. Depending on the circumstances, it is classified as a second, third, or fourth-degree felony offense. For example, aggravated assault charges may apply if the victim was a police officer or if a serious bodily injury resulted. Aggravated assault charges can carry upwards of 20 years in jail for second-degree offenses, depending upon the circumstances. 

Regardless of the charges against you, it is important to take action quickly to protect your legal and constitutional rights.


I can honestly say that I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case. Michael handled my case very well. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help with any court issues.

Lelany J.


Very realistic and professional. Great with communication and prompt with follow ups. Flexible with availability, responds to both texts and phone calls. I was very happy with the service I received.

Jerilyn N.


Michele is an amazing attorney. She goes above and beyond to help. She answers her phone at all times of the day and is eager to get you the answers and give you the advice and representation you need. Don’t hesitate to use her services!!!!

J. L.

At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, a respected and experienced New Jersey Assault Attorney will handle every aspect of your defense. The firm works closely with you to identify any potential defense that might apply in your case. The strength of your lawyer is key to getting the charges and penalties against you downgraded. To learn more about The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, call to speak with an experienced Assault Charges Lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ today.

Facing New Jersey Assault Charges? Call the Skilled New Jersey Assault Attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Today

It can be difficult to know where to turn for help when faced with simple assault charges that could impact your future, your freedom, and even your financial security. The Law Offices of Michele Finizio is ready and available to get to work on your case. The firm offers reasonable pricing structures and accepts all major credit cards to make the process easier for you.

Your initial consultation is always free and completely confidential. Contact the skilled assault charges lawyer in Cherry Hill, NJ at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio who can also help you obtain an expungement of your arrest or conviction for assault once the relevant waiting periods have passed.

Get A Free Consultation With An Experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney. All You Have To Do Is Call 856-888-9059 Or Fill Out Our Online Contact Form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Assault Charges in New Jersey

Is there mandatory minimum jail time if I am convicted of assault charges in New Jersey? 

Possibly. Whether mandatory minimum jail time might apply depends upon the severity of the crime—and how the assault charges are graded. If you are convicted of second-degree aggravated assault, you may be subject to the no early release act, which would require that you serve 85% of your prison sentence before becoming eligible for parole. An experienced and skilled defense lawyer is your best chance at getting the charges reduced to avoid a possible mandatory minimum prison sentence.

Can a diversionary program help me avoid conviction for assault charges in New Jersey? 

If the assault charges are for simple assault and you are a first offender, you may be eligible for the conditional dismissal program. Eligibility is not automatic—you need an experienced lawyer by your side to convince the prosecutor and judge that admission is appropriate in your specific case. You are only eligible if you have never before participated in conditional dismissal, conditional discharge, or pre-trial intervention programs.

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"I am extremely grateful for the exceptional legal services provided by my lawyer (Michele Finizio) in handling my charges. Their expertise and dedication played a pivotal role in achieving positive outcomes for my case. Very Grateful.”
- Enrique R.

“Had a case and hired the team. Recieved a better outcome than anticipated. The process was smooth and relaxed. Definitely recommend! Thank you everyone!”
- Yashar E.

"I was facing some serious charges and Michele and Kevin made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process. Very professional, understanding, courteous, and diligent. Michele’s firm was highly recommended to me by a friend who has used her a few times. 10/10 highly recommend. Thank you so much Michele and Kevin!!!!"
- Samantha O.

“I highly recommend this law firm. They were easy to contact and very knowledgeable. I will definitely work with them again.”
- Stevey M.
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