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Simple Assault Charges Hoboken NJ

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Simple Assault

Have you been arrested and charged with simple assault in Hoboken? Were you also served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) which is scheduled for a hearing in the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City? We can help.

Restraining Order vs. Criminal Charges in Hoboken, New Jersey

These are two separate and distinct cases that are related. First, the restraining order is civil in nature and is handled in the Superior Court, Family Division in the county in which it was filed. The parties must have been in a dating relationship, resided together, or have a child together for there to be jurisdiction under the Domestic Violence Act. This is scheduled for a hearing before a judge to determine if a final restraining order (FRO) should issue. Final restraining orders in New Jersey are permanent and never expire. They can also cause immigration consequences if the defendant is not a United States citizen.

Simple Assault – Misdemeanor (Disorderly Persons) Criminal Offense

The simple assault charge, on the other hand, is a misdemeanor criminal charge (known as a disorderly persons offense) in New Jersey which will be handled in the local municipal court in the town in which the charge was filed (in this case Hoboken). The defendant is facing up to a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the Hudson County jail, possible probation, and a permanent criminal charge on his record if convicted (which can be expunged in certain cases after 3-5 years).

Here, the defendant and his girlfriend had an argument and she called the police. Basically, they were breaking up and needed to go their separate ways. Luckily, she did not have any injuries from the alleged assault and we were able to negotiate a dismissal of the criminal charge in Hoboken Municipal Court. In addition, we negotiated a civil restraints agreement to settle the restraining order case and the temporary restraining order was dismissed.

This civil restraints agreement is essentially a contact between the parties which is signed and placed on the record. It details how the parties will communicate moving forward (if it all) and it also delineated the division of their personal property.

Based on this agreement, both the restraining order and the simple assault criminal case were dismissed. The client has no criminal record from this event. In addition, he was able to file an expedited expungement to have the arrest for simple assault expunged from his record immediately.

Arrested, Charged Simple Assault Hoboken NJ – Need Lawyer

If you or a loved one was involved in a domestic violence dispute and the police were called, contact us now for immediate assistance at 908-336-5008. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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With offices in Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Middletown, and New Brunswick, our lawyers can represent you anywhere in New Jersey and are available immediately to assist you at (908)-336-5008

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254 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Hackensack Office

Morristown / Morris County

60 Washington St Suite 200A,
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Newark / Essex County

1 Gateway Center Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

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Travis J. Tormey is a distinguished member of the legal community and a respected legal resource on domestic violence. He has been featured in a variety of prominent publications and media outlets, including CBS radio, Aol News, the Asbury Park Press,, and the Daily Record. Mr. Tormey has also been recognized as one of the the top criminal attorneys under 40 years of age by the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Whether representing victims or the wrongly accused, Travis remains passionately committed to protecting the rights of the innocent.

Areas we serve

The Tormey Law Firm LLC handles restraining order cases in Bergen County (Hackensack), Morris County (Morristown), Passaic County (Paterson), Union County (Elizabeth), Hudson County (Jersey City), Middlesex County (New Brunswick), Somerset County (Somerville), Sussex County (Newton), Essex County (Newark), Hunterdon County (Flemington), Mercer County (Trenton), Monmouth County (Freehold), Warren County (Belvidere), Ocean County (Toms River), Burlington County (Mount Holly), and throughout NJ.

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