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Arrested and charged with simple assault in Montvale and need an attorney? Contact us for immediate assistance.

We represented a client recently in the Pascack Joint Municipal Court located in Montvale, New Jersey who was charged with simple assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). This arose out of an alleged domestic violence incident between the defendant and his wife. This is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, so the defendant was facing a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the county jail, and a permanent criminal charge on his record if convicted of this offense. The defendant had no prior criminal record.

This was the first domestic violence incident ever alleged between the parties who are married with a child and have lived in the community for ten years. The wife did not want to pursue any charges against her husband and she did not have any visible injuries from the alleged assault. The defendant participated in anger management counseling over a four month period and no other incidents occurred between the parties during this period. As a result, Mr. Tormey was able to convince the prosecutor and the judge to dismiss the charges against our client.

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Our client has no criminal record from this event. However, he does have an arrest record from the original charge. We are in the process of filing an expungement to have the arrest removed from his record as well. This was a great result for the client and our firm.


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