A Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer who specializes in Assault and Aggravated Assault, in Morris County, New Jersey

Call the Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq., a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer at 908-955-7065 for a Free Consultation

Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault Charges

Most New Jersey violent crimes like assault and aggravated assault arise out of unforeseen circumstances. An escalated bar fight or domestic dispute may end up in a criminal investigation and serious criminal charges. If you or someone you love has been involved in a violent dispute resulting in injury or death, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Regardless of the charges against you, your child or family member, the Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq., can provide you with respected and experienced criminal defense. As a former prosecutor with over 20 years of experience in the New Jersey criminal law system, Mr. Ware knows the procedures that police and investigators must follow to gather legal evidence and we can recognize when they have failed to do their job.

Situations Where You Can be Charged with Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is a more severe charge than simple assault and can be charged as a 2nd degree offense, a 3rd degree offense, or as a 4th degree offense. Whether or not you can be charged with aggravated assault depends upon many things; however, if any of the following conditions exist, you can be charged aggravated assault:

The assault was against an officer, security guard, fireman, or any public official including judges, teachers, certain employees, etc.
The assault was against a family member;
There was serious bodily injury to the victim;
A deadly weapon was used in the assault;
You threaten someone with a gun or point it at someone; or
The assault occurred while eluding or attempting to elude an officer or while resisting arrest.

Possible Penalties for Assault Convictions

  • Fines and court costs
  • Jail time
  • Loss of the right to own or possess a firearm or weapon
  • Mandatory anger management classes
  • Parole
  • Probation and electronic monitoring
  • Restitution to the victim

Trial Experience With Assault Charges in New Jersey that you can Trust

Mr. Ware has not only handled hundreds of assault cases but he has successfully tried many of those cases;

Mr. Ware has the experience to recognize a weak case and advise you when a plea offer is unfair or unwarranted;

Mr. Ware will be able to immediately recognize the best possible defense available (i.e., self-defense or intoxication) and exploit his knowledge to your advantage.

Free Consultation • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney • Former New Jersey Prosecutor

Contact our office in Chester, New Jersey, to arrange for a free consultation about your charges. Help is on the way. We represent clients throughout New Jersey including Morris County, Warren County, Hunterdon County, Sussex County, Somerset County, Essex County, Passaic County, Bergen County, Ocean County, Middlesex County Monmouth County and Somerset County.

The Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq., is experienced in handling murder cases and other violent crime charges including:

Again, if you or someone you love has been involved in a violent dispute resulting in injury or death, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq. offers the experience of a former prosecutor skilled in the complexity of assault, homicide, murder, and violent crimes cases.

Contact our firm immediately for expert legal counsel from an experienced trial lawyer who can help with your defense.