Lyndhurst NJ Aggravated Assault Attorneys
Aggravated assault is a very serious offense in Bergen County. If you are convicted of aggravated assault in the second degree, you are facing up to ten years in a New Jersey State Prison and fined up to $150,000. Furthermore, to make matters worse, second degree aggravated assault is also subject to the No Early Release Act, which in essence requires any defendant convicted under said act serve at least 85% of their sentence before they could become eligible for parole. As you will see below, as bad as aggravated assault seems, matters could quickly get much worse and you could easily find yourself facing attempted murder charges as well. If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. For more information on the offense of aggravated assault, please check out our aggravated assault page by clicking here. If you would like a free initial consultation please contact any one of our Bergen County office directly at 1-800-682-4037.
Attempted Murder & Weapons Charges issued for East Orange Resident
A fight gone terrible wrong inside a Lyndhurst nightclub leads to a twenty-one year old being charged with attempted murder amongst other charges. According to the reports, a fight broke out between at least two men at about about 2:30 am outside a Lyndhurst, New Jersey nightclub. The defendant is alleged to have stabbed the victim several times in the chest, leaving the victim with a punctured lung. The alleged defendant quickly left the scene and the victim managed to make his way back inside to seek help. According to the Lyndhurst police officers, the victim was going in and out of consciousness as a result of losing so much blood.
The victim was taken to University Hospital and is supposed to make a full recovery. The defendant decided to surrender to the Lyndhurst Police Department early this week. The defendant, a twenty-one year old East Orange native, has been formally charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and on count of unlawful possession of a weapon. The weapon alleged to have been used by the Defendant is a box cutter and it is yet to have been recovered. The Defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $250,000 bail. The detectives are still reviewing the surveillance footage and speaking to potential witnesses in an effort to try and piece together what started this tragic event.