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Plainsboro Aggravated Assault Attorney
Aggravated Assault Charge in the Township of Plainsboro
A woman was recently charged with aggravated assault in Plainsboro New Jersey after punching and scratching her son’s elementary school teacher. While this is a somewhat unique scenario, the fact is that aggravated assault is a fairly common offense in the Township of Plainsboro. Whether you were involved in a fight, domestic violence or an altercation that led to your being arrested for aggravated assault in Plainboro, retaining an accomplished attorney is a must. The seasoned attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience handling aggravated assault charges in Middlesex County, including offenses filed in Plainsboro. Most of the lawyers are former prosecutors and our team has over 100 years of combined experience. You can reach a knowledgeable defense lawyer in our New Brunswick Office by calling 732-246-7126.
Plainsboro Aggravated Assault Offense
In New Jersey, the offense of aggravated assault is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). This law makes it a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime to engage in the following conduct:
- attempting or causing serious or significant bodily injury to another person;
- attempting or causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon;
- pointing a firearm at the police or another person;
- causing bodily injury while eluding the police; or
- committing a simple assault on a police officer, teacher, firemen, EMT or another person afforded protection under 2C:12-1b(5).
Penalties for Aggravated Assault. Depending upon which aggravating factor category of 2C:12-1b applies, you can face a crime of the second degree, third degree or fourth degree. The headings below outline the penalties that apply under each grade of aggravated assault. You are also encouraged to contact a lawyer at our firm to discuss the details of your case in more detail.
- Second Degree Aggravated Assault carries a fine of up to $150,000 and 5 to 10 years in prison;
- Third Degree Aggravated Assault results in a fine of up to $15,000 and 3-5 years in prison; and
- Fourth Degree Aggravated Assault triggers a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison.
Plainsboro Aggravated Assault Lawyer
If you are facing an aggravated assault offense in Plainsboro, it should be clear that you need the very best lawyer handling the case. Here at the Marshall Law Office, our staff of veteran Middlesex County Criminal Lawyers, including former county prosecutors, know what needs to be done to provide the most effective defense to aggravated assault charges. We have enjoyed a great deal of success in the county over the last twenty years and an attorney with the tools to succeed on your behalf is ready to come to your assistance. Contact us to get the legal help from our attorneys that you need.