Elizabeth NJ Aggravated Assault Charges
The legal team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has shown consistent success defending individuals charged with Aggravated Assault in Union County Superior Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Aggravated Assault Law in New Jersey sets forth a number of situations under which an individual may be convicted. In this regard, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) generally provides that the following shall constitute Aggravated Assault: (1) where bodily injury is intentionally caused to another or results from reckless conduct undertaken with extreme indifference for the value of human life; (2) where bodily injury results from intentional or reckless conduct involving a deadly weapon; (3) where an individual points a firearm at another; (4) where a simple assault is committed upon a police officer or other public official (e.g. fireman, first aid, DYFS employee, judge, teacher, etc.); (5) where bodily injury is caused while fleeing or eluding a police officer; and (6) where significant bodily injury is intentionally caused or results from reckless conduct manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
Penalties for Fourth, Third, or Second Degree Aggravated Assault
The range of penalties that may be imposed by a Judge on a conviction for aggravated assault can vary depending on the Grade of Offense involved and the facts of a particular case. Aggravated Assault is graded as a Fourth Degree, Third Degree or Second Degree Crime. Where “serious bodily injury” is involved, or where the injury occurs during the course of “eluding“, the charge is a Second Degree Aggravated Assault. A Second Degree Crime carries 5 to 10 years of jail exposure upon convicted. There is also a No Early Release (NERA) provision that is triggered which mandates that 85% of any prison term be served before an individual is eligible for parole. While other components of the statute are also complex, all other types of Aggravated Assault set forth therein are Third Degree and Fourth Degree crimes punishable by zero to 5 years in jail and zero to 18 months in jail, respectively. Third and Fourth Degree Aggravated Assaults also qualify for Pretrial Intervention (PTI), a diversion program for which an attorney can petition your admission.
Defending Against Aggravated Assault in Union County Superior Court
Whether the assault took place in Plainfield, Cranford, Union Township, Linden City, or any other town in Union County, your case will be heard at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are available 24/7 at 1-800-289-7138. The lawyers on staff include two former prosecutors who each have over fifty (15) years of experience handling assault cases and a third attorney who has been defending individuals in New Jersey for almost thirty (30) years. The members of the defense team are always happy to put their collective knowledge to work on cases and encourage individuals charged with aggravated assault to contact the firm. This is an opportunity you might be wise to take advantage of when you consider that their probably is no other criminal defense firm in Union County with three attorneys possessing this level of criminal experience.
You should not hesitate to contact a lawyer at the firm as initial consultations are free of charge. Lawyers are available immediately to answer your questions and to address your concerns. We defend individuals charged or arrested for Aggravated Assault at the Union County Superior Court, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201.