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Aggravated Assault Charge in South River New Jersey

An 18-year-old man was recently arrested and charged with aggravated assault in South River following a stabbing at a local gas station. While the incident involves a rather extreme example of a South River aggravated assault charge, there are a wide range incidents of bar fights, neighborhood disputes, domestic violence and other incident resulting in a 2C:12-1b offense.  Irrespective of where your violation falls under this law, you are facing a felony that is a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime that can land you in prison for years. Hiring a skilled attorney is the best thing you can do if you have been charged with aggravated assault.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over 100 years of experience representing clients who have been charged with serious offenses like aggravated assault. Our attorneys have proven to be highly successful in evaluating the facts of a case, identifying effective defense strategies, and zealously advocating on our clients’ behalf. If you have been charged with aggravated assault, call the Marshall Firm for a free consultation. Our attorneys are available to speak with you 24/7. The number of our East Brunswick Office is 732-227-1200.

Aggravated Assault in South River

The offense of Aggravated Assault can be found at New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). The statute is lengthy because it lists the scenarios that constitute Aggravated Assault. There are 10 basic situations that can be considered to fall under the offense of Aggravated Assault. They are as follows:

• Serious bodily injury – Purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another is aggravated assault.

• Significant bodily injury – Purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing significant bodily injury to another is aggravated assault.

• Bodily injury with a deadly weapon – Purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon is aggravated assault.

• Pointing a firearm – Knowingly pointing a firearm, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, at or in the direction of another, or displaying a firearm at a police officer (whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded) is aggravated assault.

• Pointing an imitation firearm at a police officer – Knowingly pointing a fake gun at a law enforcement officer to intimidate, threaten or attempt to put the officer in fear of bodily injury is aggravated assault.

Simple assault on police or other state worker – Committing a simple assault on any law enforcement officer or other state worker doing their job is aggravated assault.

• Bodily injury while fleeing police – Causing bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude the police, or while operating a stolen motor vehicle is aggravated assault.

• Setting a fire or explosion – Causing bodily injury by knowingly or purposely starting a fire or causing an explosion is aggravated assault.

• Laser used against law enforcement – Using or activating a laser sighting system or device against a law enforcement officer is aggravated assault.

• Domestic violence matters – Purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing significant bodily injury to a victim of domestic violence is aggravated assault.

As you can see above, injury to another can be defined under the law as bodily injury, significant bodily injury, or serious bodily injury. Here is how you distinguish the three:

• Bodily injury is physical pain, sickness, or any harm to someone’s physical condition.

• Significant bodily injury is injury that creates a temporary loss of the function of any bodily member or organ, or temporary loss of one of the five senses.

• Serious bodily injury is injury that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or harm to bodily functions.

Penalties for Aggravated Assault

Second Degree Aggravated Assault. The penalty for a second degree crime includes 5 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000.

Third Degree Aggravated Assault. The penalty for a third degree crime includes 3 to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

Fourth Degree Aggravated Assault. The penalty for a fourth degree crime includes up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

South River Aggravated Assault Lawyers

An offense for aggravated assault is serious, and a conviction can mean significant time in jail. Be sure to get the best defense possible by hiring an experienced attorney to help you in court. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is comprised of accomplished lawyers who will work hard to make sure that you get the best outcome in your case – the result that will minimize the penalties associated with your charge for allegedly committing aggravated assault .  Call today to discuss your legal options with a Marshall Firm lawyer. The initial consultation with our attorneys is free. Call 732-246-7126.

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