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? Court’s Holdings: No, de minimis does not dismiss the complaint of simple assault. Court’s Reasoning: No matter how atrocious the vocabulary, doesn’t 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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- Spring '08
- New Jersey, The Guest, Simple Assault