The Legal Experience You Need If You Face Assault Charges

An assault charge is a serious offense that could result in significant fines and penalties, including jail time. James M. Porfido has experience on both sides of the criminal justice system as a prosecutor and defense attorney. He has the commitment to effectively handle your case.

An assault charge could result in serious penalties, including a criminal record and jail time. To effectively protect your rights and defeat the charges against you, contact an experienced attorney with a trusted record of results.

We Dig For All Of The Facts

Most assault cases will turn on the specific facts of your case. We will take immediate action to collect necessary evidence in your defense. We will contact witnesses (including the alleged victim), examine your history and the facts of the dispute or altercation, and review police records to build an effective defense.

We have experienced defending clients against assault charges involving:

The degree of assault charge you face influences the consequences and penalties (see N.J.S.A. 2C: 12-1, et.seq.). Depending on whether a weapon was used, if there was actual physical harm done, or if a police officer was involved, you may face a simple or aggravated assault. If drugs and alcohol were involved, that fact can be used to undermine the intent necessary to prove your guilt. Depending on the facts, we may be able to get your charges dismissed or reduced and ultimately minimize the penalties you face.

Assault Charges And Self Defense

Many assault charges result from a dispute or an altercation. If you have been charged with assault, we will explore every possible defense in your case, including self defense. If the victim provoked you or was a perceived threat, we may be able to get your assault charges dismissed completely if the facts support such a defense.

Contact James M. Porfido to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Morristown, New Jersey, criminal defense lawyer and Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, as Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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