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Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

New Brunswick Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer Defense Lawyer

The most common form of aggravated assault defended by our defense lawyers at the Superior Court in New Brunswick is aggravated assault on a police officer. A primary reason that this third degree or fourth degree crime arises so frequently is because the threshold to trigger this offense is extremely low. All that is required in order for this charge to result is an alleged simple assault on a victim who is a police officer or emergency medical technician (“EMT”). Despite the ease in which aggravated assault on a police officer is prompted, the penalties that arise under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1 are severe so hiring a skilled lawyer is a must.

The New Brunswick Office of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is equipped to effectively represent you in this capacity. An attorney with years of experience defending third degree aggravated assault, resisting arrest and other police related charges is available immediately to help you. We handle aggravated assault on a police officer offenses throughout Middlesex County including in New Brunswick, Sayreville, Monroe, North Brunswick and Woodbridge. If you would like to speak to a defense lawyer at the firm, call us at 732-246-7126 for a free consultation.

Woodbridge NJ Aggravated Assault Charge

Woodbridge ranks in the top two in terms of population at 99,585 residents so it makes sense that there are a considerable number of assault on a police office charges issued in the township annually. N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) sets forth multiple ways that aggravated assault may be committed on a police officer. The first way is by committing a simple assault on a police officer. When this occurs and there is no bodily injury, the violation results in a Woodbridge arrest for a fourth degree crime. If bodily injury is sustained by the officer then the offense is a third degree crime. It is also a third degree aggravated assault to point a firearm or imitation firearm at a law enforcement officer.

Penalties. The penalties for fourth degree aggravated assault include a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. The period of incarceration for third degree aggravated assault is up to 5 years and there is a maximum fine of $15,000.

No Early Release Act. The No Early Release Act (“NERA”) applies aggravated assault on a police officer. What this means is that an individual must serve at least 85% of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole if their conviction is for this pedigree of aggravated assault.

Pretrial Intervention. If you are a first time offender who has been charged with aggravated assault in Piscataway, East Brunswick or another another municipality, you may request to have your case diverted. What this means is that you will not be prosecuted and given the opportunity to secure a dismissal of the charge provided you complete the Pretrial Intervention Program.

Edison NJ Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer Attorney

Edison is one of the busiest municipalities in Middlesex County when it comes to criminal complaints. More than a few of these offenses involve aggravated assault on a member of the Edison police department. If you have been charged with this violation, retaining the right attorney to defend you is extremely important. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have extensive experience representing individuals accused of aggravated assault in the second degree, third degree and fourth degree. A lawyer is available immediately to speak to you at 732-227-1200.

The aggravated assault lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend individuals charged with aggravated assault on a police officer in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Edison, Sayreville, East Brunswick, Woodbridge, Monroe, North Brunswick and Edison New Jersey.