Elizabeth NJ Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyer
The legal team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has shown consistent success defending individuals charged with Aggravated Assault at Union County Superior Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Aggravated Assault Law in New Jersey sets forth a number of situations under which an individual may face an aggravated assault charge of the fourth degree, third degree or second degree at the county courthouse in Elizabeth. The lawyers at our firm include former county prosecutors and other skilled advocates that aggressively defend all varieties of aggravated assault in Union County including charges arising in Linden, Roselle, Clark, Union and Rahway. For immediate assistance from an attorney on our defense team, contact us anytime 24/7 at 908-272-1700 for a free consultation.
Charged With Aggravated Assault Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)
An individual can be charged with aggravated assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) in several ways. The offense is triggered where: (1) bodily injury is intentionally caused to another or results from reckless conduct undertaken with extreme indifference for the value of human life; (2) bodily injury results from intentional or reckless conduct involving a deadly weapon; (3) an individual points a firearm at another; (4) a simple assault is committed upon a police officer or other public official (e.g. fireman, first aid, DYFS employee, judge, teacher, etc.); (5) bodily injury is caused while fleeing or eluding a police officer; and (6) significant bodily injury is intentionally caused or results from reckless conduct manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life. Our attorneys have provided detailed discussions on each of these varieties of aggravated assault. You will find the following resources to assist you:
- Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer
- Aggravated Assault on a Teacher or Other Public Official
- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Aggravated Assault as a form of Domestic Violence
- Aggravated Assault Resulting from Eluding
- Aggravated Assault for Pointing a Firearm at a Police Officer
- Aggravated Assault Involving Serious Bodily Injury
- Aggravated Assault at a Youth Sporting Event
Aggravated assault is always an indictable offense that may only be dealt with at the Union Vicinage of the New Jersey Superior Court which is located in Elizabeth. This is the venue with authority to decide your case. The attorneys on our staff have decades of experience (over 100 years collectively) representing clients arrested for aggravated assault in Union County.
Call our firm if you have been charged with aggravated assault in Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Union, Westfield and Winfield.
Penalties for Fourth, Third, or Second Degree Aggravated Assault
The range of penalties that may be imposed by a Judge on a conviction for aggravated assault can vary depending on the Grade of Offense involved and the facts of a particular case. Aggravated Assault is graded as a Fourth Degree, Third Degree or Second Degree Crime. Where “serious bodily injury” is involved, or where the injury occurs during the course of “eluding“, the charge is a Second Degree Aggravated Assault. A Second Degree Crime carries 5 to 10 years of jail exposure upon convicted. There is also a No Early Release (NERA) provision that is triggered which mandates that 85% of any prison term be served before an individual is eligible for parole. While other components of the statute are also complex, all other types of Aggravated Assault set forth therein are Third Degree and Fourth Degree crimes punishable by zero to 5 years in jail and zero to 18 months in jail, respectively. Third and Fourth Degree Aggravated Assaults also qualify for Pretrial Intervention (PTI), a diversion program for which an attorney can petition your admission.
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Union NJ Aggravated Assault Attorney
Whether the allegations of aggravated assault were made in Plainfield, Union Township, Roselle Park, Westfield, Hillside or another municipality in Union County, an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possesses the qualifications you need. The lawyers on staff include multiple ex-prosecutors who have handled many 2C:12-1(b) cases. We have been confronted with just about any scenario you can imagine when it comes to this violation and have the know-how required in order to insure you have the best opportunity for escaping a conviction. Do not hesitate to contact our Union NJ Office to speak to an attorney free of charge. A lawyer is available immediately to answer your questions and to address your concerns at 908-272-1700.