Building A Strong Defense In Assault Cases

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Regardless of the specifics of your situation, it is important to work with a Burlington County aggravated assault attorney who will fight to protect your rights. When you contact Fridie Law Group L.L.C., that is exactly what you will find. Attorney James Fridie represents individuals throughout Mount Holly and central and southern New Jersey who are facing criminal charges for assault.

Pretrial Intervention

Most people who are arrested want to do whatever they can to minimize the consequences. A person who is convicted of aggravated assault can face between five and 20 years in jail, depending on the degree of the crime. In many situations, James Fridie is able to help first-time offenders avoid that punishment through pretrial intervention (PTI). Individuals who are awarded PTI avoid conviction and enter into a diversionary program, exchanging their conviction for community service and probation. As long as they do not get rearrested or charged with another crime, their charges can be dropped after 36 months.

When James works with clients, his first concern is determining how an individual wants to proceed. He helps people understand what defenses can be used and what the best course of action is, given the circumstances of their situation.

Contact Our Firm for Help

A few factors can increase the status of an arrest from assault to aggravated assault, and one of those factors is the use of a weapon. A person can also be arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault even if he or she brandishes the weapon without using it.

When you hire Burlington County criminal defense attorney James Fridie, he can help minimize the charges you are facing and keep your criminal record clean. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting him online or calling 856-499-0400. (Some exclusions apply to the free initial consultation offer.)