A New Jersey assault charge can be brought on when one person threatens to inflict bodily harm or physically harms another person without their consent. Many times, assailants are people that the victims know such as a spouse, friend or family member. In other cases, the offender may choose a victim at random as can be the case in robberies or theft.
There are many different types of assault, all of which can leave the victim with emotional and oftentimes physical scars. The following are the three most common types of assault:
- Verbal Assault – Threats of bodily harm or injury. A person does not have to actually touch another person in order to verbally assault them. If the victim feels threatened or as though harm may come to them if they don’t follow what the assailant says, this is considered verbal assault.
- Physical Assault – This type of assault occurs when the assailant knowingly and purposely inflicts bodily harm or pain upon another person. In many cases, verbal assault and physical assault occur at the same time.
- Sexual Assault – When a victim is forced to perform unwanted sexual acts either with threats of harm or actual physical bodily damage, it is considered sexual assault.
No matter what kind of assault a victim has been subjected to, each victim deserves to hold those who caused their injuries accountable. There is no excuse for assault of any kind and the qualified Princeton assault victim attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein can help. If you or someone you love has been the victim of physical, verbal, or sexual assault, you do not have to suffer alone. With nearly twenty years of experience per attorney, Lependorf & Silverstein have successfully handled numerous assault cases and helped victims move on with their lives knowing justice has been served. Call Lependorf & Silverstein today at (609) 240-0040 to learn more about your legal rights.