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what is the usual sentencing for three counts of simple ...

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what is the usual sentencing for three counts of simple assult in the state of nh
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 years ago.

Dear Customer

As you can see from the NH Code below, the simple assault is a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor carries a penalty of possible one year incarceration. If convicted on all three that would be 3 years - it could run concurrent (at the same time) OR consecutive (one after the other). If this is a first offense, depending on the facts and matters, it is possible to get a suspended sentence with probation.

631:2-a Simple Assault. -
I. A person is guilty of simple assault if he:
(a) Purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury or unprivileged physical contact to another; or
(b) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
(c) Negligently causes bodily injury to another by means of a deadly weapon.
II. Simple assault is a misdemeanor unless committed in a fight entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a violation.

Best to you in this matter,


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Michelle's Post: the person reported himself and it is his first offense....
Expert:  Michelle replied 9 years ago.

Dear Customer

I cannot predict what the sentence will be - but an educated, experienced guess would be probation with sentences suspended, perhaps, community service, court costs and possible fine.