Assault & Battery Lawyer
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
If you were allegedly involved in a fight or have been accused of any type of situation that may result in assault and/or battery charges, you need to move quickly and seek legal counsel. You have the right to an attorney if you are taken into custody. Take full advantage of this right by calling an Englewood criminal defense attorney who can protect your constitutional rights.
At The Law Office of Jae Y. Lee, LLC we offer criminal defense counsel for assault and battery charges in Englewood and across Bergen County, New Jersey. With well over a decade of experience, our founding attorney personally handles each client’s case. Personal attention and intelligent, aggressive legal representation can be expected when you work with our firm.
UNDERSTANDING ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGES
Although assault and battery involve similar acts and are often charged together, they are actually different crimes under New Jersey law. Assault involves an attempt or threat of causing bodily harm to another person, placing that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety. Battery involves actual physical contact and may include slapping, hitting, scratching, punching, kicking, or otherwise striking another person against his or her will.
Assault and battery may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on:
- The nature of the act or attempted/threatened act.
- Whether a deadly weapon was involved.
- The extent of injury the alleged victim experienced.
- Whether the victim was a child, pregnant woman, peace officer, or government employee.
- The defendant’s criminal record, if any.