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Assault Charges Defense Attorney In Morris County, NJ
The Legal Experience You Need If You Face Assault Charges In Morristown, New Jersey
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 in Your Criminal Case
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 experience 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 assault charge or an aggravated assault charge. 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 raise a self-defense claim and get your assault charges dismissed completely.
Free Consultation With Experienced Morris County Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Assault Charges
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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“Mr. Porfido came highly recommended to me when I found myself in need of representation in Federal court. I was impressed by his legal skill & knowledge. It was also apparent to me through this process that he was highly respected by his peers.”- M.M.
“Mr. Porfido always followed up and answered my emails and calls no matter the time. He also showed great compassion and concern for me and my children through the whole case and even after.”- N.K.
“James is by far the best attorney I’ve worked and I have referred friends and family to the Porfido Law Firm for years. The staff is extra friendly and James helped my friend with his expungement which allowed him to get the job he wanted after colle”- R.M.
“I've used his services on two occasions and each time his entire staff was very helpful, professional and swift in handling my situation, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and I absolutely highly recommend James!”- T.A.
“Great experience. Handles himself extremely well in front of the judge. Very knowledgeable and gets the job done. Would highly recommend him to my friends.”- J.R.
We have worked both sides of criminal cases. We are committed to helping individuals who face criminal charges.
- Protect your rights
- Minimize the impact on your daily lives
- Fight for best possible case outcomes and explore all defenses to achieve best results
- Prevent criminal charges or convictions from damaging future opportunities
- For clients dealing with domestic violence, addiction and more, we will connect you with experts to ensure you get the help you need