Lyndhurst NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyers

The offense of aggravated assault is considered a felony in New Jersey. The governing statute in New Jersey for aggravated assault is N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b. As you will see from our aggravated assault practice series (click the link), the offense is graded as either a fourth, third or second degree felony. The two most important factors which dictate what degree a defendant will be charged with are what is the injury suffered and the “status” of the victim (ie police officer). The degree of aggravated assault is extremely important, it could be the difference between a potential probationary sentence or even Pretrial Intervention and a decade in a New Jersey State Prison. The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliverhas been representing defendant’s charged with aggravated assault in Lyndhurst NJ for over fifteen years. If you or a loved one has been charged with the offense of aggravated assault, we can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation, please contact any one of our Bergen County offices at 1-800-682-4037. Now here is a recent article about a defendant charged with aggravated assault in Lyndhurst.

Lyndhurst NJ Police Charge Defendant with Aggravated Assault & Robbery

Sieberkrob-Hershman.jpgThe Lyndhurst New Jersey police department has announced that they have arrested a Kearny resident and charged with him robbery, burglary, three counts of aggravated assault, criminal restraint and possession of a hypodermic needle. According to the initial reports, the Defendant entered an condo in Lyndhurst New Jersey attempting to burglarize the home. It is unclear whether the Defendant was aware of the fact that the homeowners were home at the time, but they were and when confronted by a seventy-four year old women, the Defendant threatened the use of a weapon if she didn’t turn over all the money she had. When the husband tried to intervene the Defendant struck him in the head, knocking him to the ground. He then fled scene and in doing so, he also knocked a neighbor to the ground, who also tried to intervene once he heard all the noise.

The Defendant was quickly spotted in a nearby park and taken into custody by the Lyndhurst Police Department without issue. He has formally been charged with three counts aggravated assault, one count of burglary, one count of robbery, one count of criminal restraint and one count of possession of hypodermic needles. He is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $420,000 bail.  If convicted the Defendant could face decades in a New Jersey State Prison. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Bergen County and would like to speak to any one of our criminal defense lawyers, please contact our office directly at 1-800-682-4037.