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Aggravated Assault for Pointing a Firearm

South Brunswick NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyer

An individual commits aggravated assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) when they point a firearm at another person. This violation results in a fourth degree crime, a felony under New Jersey law, which carries in excess of a year in prison. If you were charged with aggravated assault because you pointed a firearm, hiring a lawyer with the skills necessary to protect your interests is the most important thing you can do to help yourself. An attorney with the know-how to avoid a conviction is going to be the best weapon you have to insure that you move ahead with minimum consequences. This is precisely why you should contact our firm immediately.

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a powerhouse team of criminal attorneys with combined experience of over 100 years. Our team includes Jason Seidman, a former director in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and several other ex-prosecutors. We defend aggravated assault charges for pointing a rifle, pistol, handgun, shotgun or other form of firearm throughout Middlesex County, including South Brunswick, Carteret, Milltown, Piscataway and New Brunswick. Call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126 for an immediate free consultation.

Charged With Pointing a Firearm in Middlesex County

It is fourth degree aggravated assault to knowingly point a firearm under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life at or in the direction of another whether or not the defendant believes the firearm to be loaded. There are four elements of proof that must be established under 2C:12-1(b) to convict someone of this charge. First, you must have possessed a firearm. Second, the handgun, rifle, shotgun or other firearm must have been pointed at another. Third, your conduct must have been knowing. Fourth, the defendant must have acted knowingly. Fourth, the state must prove that the accused acted under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

What Constitutes A Firearm Under 2C:12-1(b)? A firearm includes a handgun, rifle, shotgun, BB gun, pellet gun or any other weapon of the nature of a firearm.

When Is Conduct In Extreme Indifference to Human Life? Conduct constitutes extreme indifference to life when the actor knows his/her actions create great risk to human life. 

Penalties. Aggravated assault for pointing a firearm is, as previously stated, a fourth degree crime. Fourth degree aggravated assault carries a fine of up to $10,000 and the possibility of up to 18 months in prison. Different grading and penalties apply when the firearm or imitation firearm is pointed at a police officer. A detailed discussion of that subject may be found under aggravated assault of a police officer.

Sayreville Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney

Sayreville is a bustling community and also happens to be one of the more populated towns in Middlesex County. There are a large number of aggravated assault cases filed each year in Sayreville as you might expect given its size and other characteristics. The attorneys in our office have plenty of experience defending these charges as the largest criminal defense firm in the region. We are ready to challenge your offense for pointing a firearm in Sayreville, East Brunswick, Edison, Old Bridge and Woodbridge. If you would like to speak to an attorney now at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, call us anytime 24/7 in Woodbridge at 732-634-0700.