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Assault And Domestic Abuse Charges In New Jersey
An assault conviction can be damaging to your reputation and your future. If you have been accused of assault, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from consequences that could affect you for the rest of your life. At the Law Office of Stephen D. Williams in Flemington, New Jersey, we represent people who are accused of criminal charges, including assault and domestic abuse. Contact attorney Stephen D. Williams to discuss your case.
Defending You From Serious Charges
New Jersey has a mandatory arrest policy in domestic assault cases. This means that if someone calls 911 and police see any sign of injury on your spouse, they are required by state law to arrest you and charge you with assault. Due to the mandatory arrest policy, many domestic violence assault charges are weak cases that will not stand up to a vigorous defense.
In a bar or street fight, you may be charged with assault even if you were not the instigator of the encounter. After taking a statement from the alleged victim, police may charge you with a crime without an in-depth investigation of your side of the story. Attorney Stephen D. Williams will pick up the investigation where the police left off. If you were attacked by another, you have a right to defend yourself.
Some people feel embarrassed about being arrested and plead guilty in hopes that the case will go away and be forgotten. Unfortunately, pleading guilty will result in a permanent criminal record. In many cases, attorney Stephen D. Williams is able to resolve assault charges without the stigma of a conviction.
Contact A Hunterdon County Assault Defense Attorney
To schedule a consultation with an experienced Flemington criminal defense lawyer, contact the Law Office of Stephen D. Williams at 908-284-0074.