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Unformatted text preview: of words and the defendant struck the plaintiff on the face. Legal Issues: Can the defendant dismiss a complaint of simple assault under the New Jersey Law, de minimis? Courts Holdings: No, de minimis does not dismiss the complaint of simple assault. Courts Reasoning: No matter how atrocious the vocabulary, doesnt justify an attack on an individual. The purpose of criminal law is to guarantee the safety of the public by obstructing criminal and anti-social behavior as stated in N.J.S.A. 2C: 1-2. A...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course EBS 031 taught by Professor Hummel during the Spring '08 term at Bergen Community College.
- Spring '08