Englewood Resident Charged with Aggravated Assault in Bergen County

A women from Englewood New Jersey has been located and extradited back from Bronx New York to Bergen County. She is alleged to have assaulted her mother-in-law, who is eight-two (82) years old. According to initial reports, the victim suffered a concussion and lost several teeth due to the assault. The Englewood Police Department stated that the women allegedly cut and dyed her hair in attempt to evade her arrest. 

The Defendant is a 54 resident of Englewood New Jersey. She is currently being held in the the Bergen County Jail on a $125,000 bail. Based on the facts, it appears that the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office will most likely indict the women with the offense of aggravated assault in the second degree. To be convicted of aggravated assault in New Jersey, the Prosecutor’s Office will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant either:  

Attempted to cause serious bodily injury to another, or caused such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury.

Serious Bodily Injury has been defined 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”.

If the Defendant is convicted on these charges, she could face up to ten (10) years in State Prison. In addition, this offense is also subject to the No Early Release Act (“NERA”), which would require the defendant to serve at least 85% of her sentence before she can become eligible for parole. As you can tell these are very serious charges and the consequences can be life changing. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Bergen County you should seek the advice of a Bergen County Criminal Defense Attorney. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation.