Aggravated Assault & Weapons Charges Issued for Mahwah Man
A dispute over a women turns into one man being taking to the Bergen County Jail and another to the Hackensack Memorial Hospital. It appears that the Defendant, a twenty year old Mahwah resident, rang the door bell of the victim and following a brief argument, stabbed him in the trapezoid muscle. The victim, who is a Ridgewood teenager, was immediately taken to hospital for treatment. He is expected to make a fully recovery. The Defendant was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. The weapon that was used was a four inch folding knife.
The Defendant was taken and booked in the Bergen County Jail. He is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $65,000 bail. The aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge is most likely a second degree felony. If convicted, the Defendant could be sentenced up to ten (10) years in a State Prison and fined up to $150,000. In addition, aggravated assault in the second degree is subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA in essence requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole.
Mahwah NJ Aggravated Assault Defense Attorneys
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b is the governing statute in New Jersey for aggravated assault. If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated assault, stalking, terroristic threats, eluding, burglary or any other criminal offense for that matter in Hackensack, Lodi, Elmwood Park, Englewood Cliffs or elsewhere in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our team of Hackensack assault defense lawyers have the manpower and experience to successfully defend your rights. If you would like to set up a free consultation, please contact our office at 1-800-682-4037. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.