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Strategic Defense Against Assault and
Battery Charges

Assault can include a serious event that caused harm. It can also be levied onto something as simple 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.

What to Do if You Are Arrested for Assault

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.

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Do not try to negotiate with the police. Or worse, reason with the police. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer to defend the assault at your first opportunity. Remember: it is their job to gather evidence against you. No matter how friendly or reasonable they may seem, the police are not on your side.

The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher has achieved numerous acquittals over 40 years in practice, as well as had cases dismissed or charges reduced. We approach every case as if it is going to trial, ensuring that we are able to negotiate from a strong position. When your rights, and your freedom, are on the line – we are there to defend you.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been charged with assault in Wayne, Paterson or Passaic County, contact The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher for a free consultation. We offer evening hours for personal meetings as well as a 24/7 call center. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.