Whether you have been accused of assault during a bar fight, an alleged domestic assault occurred after an argument, or anything in between, our team at Palmisano & Goodman, P.A. can help you fight the charges you are facing. Our Woodbridge criminal defense lawyers are committed to standing up for the rights of clients who are facing criminal charges. Assault and battery cases are considered types of violent crimes and as such, are not looked upon very favorably by the courts.
We work hard to see that all evidence is presented on your behalf and that the judge and jury are able to see the real situation that resulted in the allegations of assault. Our team can also work with the prosecution to secure a plea agreement if it is in your best interests, or case dismissal if possible. Your future is at risk if you sit by and do nothing about assault and battery charges.
Assault and/or battery charges need to be addressed immediately. These types of charges may stay on your criminal record forever and impact your life in a negative way, such as affecting your ability to get a job. The severity of the victim's injuries that resulted from an assault or battery may have a direct effect on the types of penalties an individual may be facing if arrested on these types of charges.
The punishments for a conviction on an assault or battery charge depend on the level of offense and if it is considered a felony or misdemeanor. They also can depend on any previous convictions. You can be facing anger management classes, monetary fines, jail and a permanent criminal record, or lifetime registration as a sex offender (if the assault was sexual in nature).
When an assault allegedly occurs and a deadly weapon was allegedly used in the commission of the crime, the consequences for a conviction on this type of charge may be increased. Our aggressive Woodbridge assault defense lawyers can assist you in understanding how the mere presence of a weapon during the assault may impact the case and what types of punishments are attached to a conviction in this situation.
Contact us now at (732) 709-4400 to set up a free case evaluation with a Woodbridge criminal defense attorney.