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.