Aggravated Assault Lawyers in Saddle Brook New Jersey

Aggravated assault is one of the most complex charges under the New Jersey criminal code. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault can be either a second, third or fourth degree felony. (simple assault, is only misdemeanor level assault in New Jersey) The degree of aggravated assault that an individual may find themselves facing will depend directly on two main factors; the type of injury caused and/or attempted to be caused and the status of the victim (ie police officer, fire fighter). The degree of aggravated assault will dictate the potential jail exposure if convicted. If you have been charged with aggravated assault in Saddle Brook, Hackensack, Lodi, Mahwah or elsewhere in Bergen County, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced Bergen County criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver we have been representing clients charged with aggravated assault in Saddle Brook, New Jersey for over a decade. Our team of Bergen County criminal defense attorneys have the experience and skill set required to defend you freedom. For more information on the offense of aggravated assault, please checkout our Saddle Brook aggravated assault practice series. In addition, if you would like to discuss the facts of the case with anyone of the eight criminal defense attorneys on staff, please contact our Hackensack Office at 1-800-682-4037. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. Now here is a recent article about a Saddle Brook teenager who has been charged with aggravated assault.

Saddle Brook NJ Teenager is Jailed on Aggravated Assault Charges

Aggravated Assault Lawyers in Saddle Brook NjIt appears that a dispute over a girl leads to one teenager being taken to the Bergen County Jail on aggravated assault charges and the other taken to Hackensack Memorial Hospital. From the reports released thus far, it seems that the Defendant and the victim arraigned to meet in a church parking lot in Saddle Brook to settle their dispute.  A surveillance video shows that once the victim exited his car he was immediately knocked to the ground by the Defendant. It then shows the Defendant standing over the victim, kicking him in the face. The victim is alleged to have suffered a broken eye socket. 

The Defendant was transported to the Bergen County Jail and is currently being held on a $20,000 bail. Based on the injury suffered, the Defendant will most likely be charged with aggravated assault in the second degree. If convicted, the Defendant could be sentenced up to ten years in a State Prison. In addition, aggravated assault in the second degree also falls under the No Early Release Act, which in essence requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. To make matters worse, it appears that the Defendant was out on bail on a robbery charge.

If you or a loved on has been charged with aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, stalking, terroristic threats or eluding in Bergen County, we can help. To set up a free initial consultation, please contact our Hackensack office at 1-800-682-4037.