For a Strategic Defense Against Assault & Battery Charges, Contact SuperLawyer and Criminal Defense Attorney Joel Bacher. The Consultation is Free.

Assault can include a serious event that caused harm. It can also be levied onto something so capricious as a push among friends. A call to my office for a free consult may shed light on what's ahead for you. Although assault usually involves physical harm, it can also be the threat of physical harm. Depending on the level of intent and the seriousness of the injuries as a result, one can arrive at a simple assault misdemeanor charge, or lead to more serious first, second or third degree assault charges. Some assault charges include:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Sexual Assault

There are times when self-defense has led to an assault charge. For this reason, it is critical to seek the advice of an assault lawyer to work through the facts of the case to assure your rights are protected as the facts reveal themselves.


Threatening assault or assaulting another person leading to bodily harm is a violent crime not taken lightly by the courts, especially if the accused has a record of prior criminal activity. If you are arrested for assault, do not talk to the police about why you assaulted another person even if you are certain it was self-defense. Period. Do not try to negotiate with the police. Or worse, reason with the police. Ever. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer to defend the assault at your first opportunity. The police, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you if you do talk. Oftentimes assault is bundled with other charges related to the battery, which can ramp up seriousness and lead to a long prison sentence, especially if there are priors. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime.


If you or someone you know has been arrested for assault, I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel. The prosecutor's office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy, but if the presiding judge has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved assault. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of cases that involve assault and self-defense. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate and assault charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength.


  • 40 Years Litigation Experience
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
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  • Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well

For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 877-217-6903 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.