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Blog: Aggravated Assault

  • When is it legal to use force to defend yourself in New Jersey?

    May 8, 2023

    In New Jersey, the concept of self-defense is enshrined in the state's laws to protect citizens who find themselves in situations where they must defend themselves or others from harm. Though the right to self-defense is not absolute, it is essential to understand when it is legally permissible to use force in response to a perceived threat. The use of force in self-defense According to New Jersey law, a person is justified in using force agains...
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  • Are assault and battery the same offense in New Jersey?

    Apr 29, 2022

    Assault and battery are two criminal offenses that often lead to confusion in defendants. In the New Jersey criminal code, the crime of battery is officially a form of assault.When physical contact (battery) occurs during the incident, it typically elevates the offense, making your situation more severe. Knowing the Simple assault Charges of simple assault may arise when a person knowingly attempts to hurt another or when they injure another negligently using a weapon. I...
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