New Jersey Penalizes Violent Offenders Harshly

Violent crimes have decreased steadily in New Jersey over the last quarter-century. In large measure, this is because the authorities are extremely aggressive in their pursuit of offenders. A simple assault — the lowest-level violation — can carry a fine of up to $1,000. Aggravated assaults and sexual assaults lead to more severe punishments, including long jail sentences.

If you have been charged with assault, it is important to find an attorney who can reduce the allegations you face and fight to have your case dismissed. In such situations, Nugent Law can be of service. Serving clients throughout Burlington County and Camden County, we advocate aggressively for our clients, and have a successful record of achieving favorable legal outcomes.

Asserting Your Rights

The line between a simple assault and an aggravated assault is not always clear. Often, the difference hinges on whether a judge or jury believes an individual acted knowingly, or whether an individual acted with explicit disregard for another person's life. In many cases, making such determinations is highly subjective. If you have a lawyer who understands how to tell your story, it can make the difference between spending time in jail and remaining free.

At Nugent Law, we leverage every legal tool to reduce the charges you face or have them dismissed. Our principal attorney, Charles H. Nugent Jr., has been recognized as a leading criminal defense attorney by both The New York Times and South Jersey Magazine. He understands what it takes to get good results, and strives to achieve them.

Our firm is skilled in protecting our clients both in and out of the courtroom. We understand that, for many, it is vital to maintain a clean criminal record, and in some case we are able to obtain expungements for individuals facing assault charges. Whatever your situation, we stand ready to help.

The Protection You Need

To learn more about how Nugent Law can help, contact us today. You can call our office at 856-596-9770 or reach us online. We offer free initial consultations, and will assess your case without obliging you to pay.