Plainfield NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyer
Charged With Aggravated Assault in Plainfield New Jersey
Plainfield NJ has one of the highest rates in the state for assault related conduct. Whether it is a fight in a local bar or a physical altercation with a spouse, police will not hesitate to make an arrest and charge you with aggravated assault when they feel there is a reasonable basis to do so. If you have been charged with aggravated assault in the City of Plainfield, you need to enlist representation from a lawyer who is skilled in defending assault offenses in Union County.
The team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is composed of former prosecutors and seasoned defense attorneys with decades of experience representing people in the Criminal Division of the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth. This is where your a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime for aggravated assault is adjudicated. Our staff of criminal lawyers has a proven record of success defending individuals charged with aggravated assault gives you the best chance of avoiding the serious consequences, including a criminal record as a convicted felon, associated with a conviction. An attorney is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week at 908-272-1700 to be there for you when you need us the most.
Plainfield Aggravated Assault Offense
Aggravated assault is an indictable offense, the equivalent of a felony in other states, under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). There are several ways someone can face a Plainfield aggravated assault offense, including:
- Attempting to cause serious bodily injury to another person
- Causing serious bodily injury purposely or knowingly
- Recklessly causing serious bodily injury with extreme indifference to human life
- Causing or attempting to cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon
- Recklessly causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon
- Pointing a firearm at another person knowingly and with extreme indifference to human life
- Committing a simple assault a police officer, firefighter or individuals specified in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(5)
Do not underestimate the seriousness of an aggravated assault charge. Your case will not be in the Plainfield municipal court. Instead, it will be investigated by experienced police officers and assigned to veteran prosecutors in the Superior Court. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys are up to the task of developing effective defense strategies and passionately defending you to obtain the best outcome possible.
Penalties for a Plainfield Aggravated Assault Offense
Aggravated assault can be charged as a crime of the second, third or fourth degree depending on the facts of your particular case. If you are convicted, the options given to the sentencing judge by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) include the following depending upon the degree of the crime:
- Second degree crime: Punishable by five to 10 years in prison and fines up to $150,000
- Third degree crime: Punishable by three to five years in state prison and fines up to $15,000
- Fourth degree crime: Punishable by up to 18 months in prison and fines up to $10,000
Other consequences of a conviction, in addition to having a criminal record that stays with you for the rest of your life, include court-ordered mandatory counseling, restitution payments to the victim and other conditions a judge elects to impose as part of your sentence. We are committed to pursuing the best defense strategy to help you avoid a conviction, including attack the charge on its merits or securing admission into Pretrial Intervention.
Plainfield NJ Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney
You can rely on an attorney on the criminal defense team of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall for aggressive representation when you are facing Plainfield aggravated assault charges. Our lawyers will analyze the evidence and dig into the facts to identify possible defenses and mitigating circumstances favorable to you. Our thorough efforts are one reason for the well-earned reputation as accomplished defense attorneys. Contact us today by calling (908) 272-1700 to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who can answer your questions and address your concerns.