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South Brunswick Aggravated Assault Attorney
An individual can face an aggravated assault charge in South Brunswick in a range of ways. Irrespective, the offense is always indictable in nature meaning that it is the equivalent to a felony that may only be dealt with at the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. If you were involved in some variety of physical altercation that involved a victim who was police officer, where someone sustained serious or significant bodily injury, or some other circumstance that resulted in your being charged with aggravated assault in South Brunswick, an attorney at our firm is well suited to defend you. Make no mistake about it, aggravated assault is a charge that places your liberty at risk so a skilled defense lawyer is a necessity. The South Brunswick Criminal Attorneys at the Marshall Law Firm are former prosecutors with over a century of combined experience to insure that your risk of conviction and penalties is mitigated. To speak one of our lawyers about your South Brunswick aggravated assault offense, contact our New Brunswick Office at 732–246–7126.
Aggravated Assault Offense in South Brunswick New Jersey
Charges for aggravated assault arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b which sets forth a crime of the fourth degree, third degree or second degree depending on severity of the injury sustained to the victim and other important circumstances. The headings below outline each grade of aggravated assault that can apply in South Brunswick.
Fourth Degree Aggravated Assault. Aggravated assault is considered a crime of the fourth degree under the following circumstances: (1) recklessly pointing a firearm in the direction of a law enforcement officer; or (2) recklessly causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.
Third Degree Aggravated Assault. The following activities constitute a crime of the third degree: (1) attempting to cause, knowingly causing, or recklessly causing significant bodily injury to another person; (2) attempting to cause bodily injury to another person with a deadly weapon; (3) purposely or knowingly causing bodily injury to another person with a deadly weapon; (4) knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, point or display a firearm at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer; (5) knowingly point, display or use an imitation firearm at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer with a purpose to intimidate, threaten or attempt to put the officer in fear of bodily injury or for any unlawful purpose; or (6) to use or activate a laser sighting system or device, or what a reasonable person would believe is a laser sighting system or device, against a law enforcement officer.
Second Degree Aggravated Assault. Aggravated assault is a crime of the second degree if the following actions occur: (1) attempting to cause serious bodily injury to another person; (2) causing seriously bodily injury to another person; (3) recklessly causing bodily injury to another person under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or (4) causing bodily injury while fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.
Penalties for Aggravated Assault in South Brunswick
The penalties you can face for a South Brunswick aggravated assault are based on the degree of the offense committed. Fourth degree aggravated assault is punishable by up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Third degree aggravated assault is a more serious crime that carries penalties of 3-5 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. A person convicted of second degree aggravated assault can be subject to 10 years in prison and fined up to $15,000.
South Brunswick Aggravated Assault Lawyer
If you are convicted of a South Brunswick aggravated assault at the county courthouse in New Brunswick, you can easily end up in prison. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to do all that is necessary to make sure this doesn’t happen. Our team of criminal defense lawyers has helped countless clients avoid penalties for aggravated assault, including lengthy prison sentences. To find out how a lawyer at the firm can go about helping you, call us for a free consultation at 732–246–7126.