A violent crime occurs when one person harms or threatens to harm another person. In New Jersey, non-violent crimes are all crimes punishable by jail time that do not threaten to or actually involve bodily injury.
There are many different types of violent crimes, including assault, robbery, manslaughter and murder. If you are accused of having committing a violent crime, you could be facing decades of jail time, public stigma, a tarnished reputation and loss of current and future employment. As criminal trial lawyers, the Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates team is ready to advocate and fight for you to get the best result under the circumstances. Whether that is negotiating a plea, getting a dismissal of your charges or going to trial, your legal team will be relentless in your fight.
There are two types of assault in New Jersey: simple and aggravated. Each is classified by the type of injury the victim sustained. Simple assault can include harming someone in self defense, negligence with a deadly weapon that causes injury, or an unsuccessful attempt to harm another person. Aggravated assault typically involves harming another person on purpose. Causing bodily harm using a motor vehicle — assault by auto — is also an assault crime in N.J. These can include leaving the scene of an accident and DUI charges on school property.