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Skillfully Defending Clients Accused Of Assault

Being charged with an assault in New Jersey can lead to grave consequences such as criminal charges, costly fines, job loss and even jail time.

An assault attorney in Bergen County with over 40 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, Michael J. Beatrice has extensive experience in successfully defending thousands of clients who have been charged with many types of crimes. If you or a family member has been accused of assault in Bergen County, call Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law, ASAP at 201-897-3570 for a free consultation.

Types Of Assault In New Jersey

An assault happens when a person harms or attempts to harm someone without a legal reason for doing so or if bodily injury is negligently caused with a deadly weapon. Depending on the circumstances, charges may be brought as either simple assault or aggravated assault.

Any unwanted or offensive physical contact also can lead to an assault charge, even if the victim is not seriously injured. Simply presenting a physical threat such as brandishing a deadly weapon can be considered assault as well. Different degrees of assault are determined by numerous aspects, including the severity of a victim’s injuries, whether weapons were used, and in some situations, whether the victim is entitled to special protections under the law.

Effective Defense Strategies For Assault Charges In Bergen County

From the circumstances of the alleged crime to a prior history of convictions, many factors must be taken into account when developing a defense in an assault case. Michael J. Beatrice’s unique experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney gives him a distinctive insight on powerful defense strategies that work to his clients’ benefit.

A skilled negotiator, Mr. Beatrice has been successful in getting charges reduced or dismissed for many clients without having to go to trial. If your assault case does go to trial, he will develop a solid defense to counter the accusations the prosecution has brought against you. Mr. Beatrice believes that the defense process involves two steps: 1. Make people want to help you and decide in your favor, and 2. Show them how they can.

Contact An Experienced Assault Attorney In Bergen County

If you have been charged with assault or another crime, seeking the counsel of a knowledgeable defense attorney who will fight for your rights can ensure you get the legal representation you need for the best possible outcome in your case. To learn more, contact Michael J. Beatrice online or call 201-897-3570 for a free initial telephone consultation.