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Aggravated Assault Lawyers in Hackensack NJ

Aggravated Assault Lawyers in Bergen County NJ

Hackensack NJ Aggravated Assault LawyersLaw Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has been defending individuals charged with Aggravated Assault in Bergen County in towns like Ramsey, Lodi, Englewood, Elmwood Park, Paramus and Cliffside Park for over fifteen years.  As you will see below, an individual may be charged with aggravated assault for various reasons. The Defendant may also find themselves facing  an assault by auto, terroristic threats, simple assault, robbery, burglary, carjacking or harassment charges and may even find themselves facing a final restraining order hearing as well. Further, you will see that the consequences for one convicted of aggravated assault can be devastating, including the potential for incarceration up to ten years.

If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated assault or any other assault offense, it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your potential options. If you find yourself facing criminal charges and would like to discuss your options with any one of the eight criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver then please contact our us.  Mr. Oliver heads up the Hackensack Office for the firm and he is available for a free initial consultation today, please contact him directly at 201.429.9783. Here is some of the pertinent information with regards to the aggravated assault offense.

Garfield NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyer: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b):

A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he or she:

(1) Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury; or

(2) Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

(3) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

(4) Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, points a firearm, as defined in section 2C:39-1f., at or in the direction of another, whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded; or

(5) Commits a simple assault as defined in subsection a. (1), (2) or (3) of this section upon:

          (a) Any law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties…; or

          (b) Any paid or volunteer fireman acting in the performance of his duties…; or

          (c) Any person engaged in emergency first-aid or medical services acting in the performance of his duties…; or

          (d) Any school board member, school administrator, teacher, school bus driver or other employee…; or

          (e) Any employee of the Division of Youth and Family Services…; or

         (f) Any justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Superior Court, judge of the Tax Court or municipal judge…

(6) Causes bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in violation of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:29-2 or while operating a motor vehicle in violation of subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:20-10. or

(7) Attempts to cause significant bodily injury to another or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such significant bodily injury; or

(8) Causes bodily injury by knowingly or purposely starting a fire or causing an explosion in violation of N.J.S.2C:17-1…; or

(9) Knowingly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, points or displays a firearm, as defined in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer; or

(10) Knowingly points, displays or uses an imitation firearm, as defined in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer with the purpose to intimidate, threaten or attempt to put the officer in fear of bodily injury or for any unlawful purpose.

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Applicable Penalties:

As you can see from above, the statute illustrates many circumstances in which an individual may be charged with aggravated assault in New Jersey.  The range of exposure for an individual convicted of aggravated assault is determined by the degree of the offense committed. Listed below is the applicable degree for each aspect of the statute above:

  1. Second Degree: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)-(1) or (6) & (8) {If the victim suffers serious bodily injury}
  2. Third Degree: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)-(2) or (7) or (9) & (5) {If the victim suffers bodily injury} & (8) {If the victim suffers significant bodily injury}
  3. Fourth Degree: N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)-(3) or (4).

The difference between bodily injury, serious injury and significant bodily injury:

The legislatures have defined, bodily injury as causing physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition; significant bodily injury as “bodily injury which creates a temporary loss of the function of any bodily member or organ or temporary loss of any one of the five senses and Serious bodily injury as “a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ”.

Possible Defenses:

One possible defense to an aggravated assault charge is self-defense. If this defense is properly illustrated to the State, they will be forced to dismiss the said charges against the defendant. Another common defense is a mutual fight, which if applicable, would allow for the felony charges to be downgraded to a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). Obviously, this would also mean far less serious implications if convicted.

Aggravated Assault Attorneys in Bergen County NJ

As you can see from above, the applicable penalties for anyone convicted of aggravated assault can be severe.   If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Bergen County criminal defense  attorney about your options, as your liberty is at stake. If you have any further questions about this offense or any other offense for that matter pleases contact any one of our Bergen County offices for a free initial consultation. We serve all of Bergen County including towns like Mahwah, Upper Saddle River, Teaneck, River Edge, Fair Lawn, Edgewater, Paramus, Bogota and Lyndhurst. 

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This site was constructed for the purposes of providing information relating to The Law Offices of
Jonathan F. Marshall and the members of such firm. You are not considered a client of the firm until
you have signed a retainer agreement and your case has been accepted by one of our attorneys.

Note on Prior Results: Prior results, notwithstanding the similarity of circumstances, do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any pending or future matter.