Jersey City NJ Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyers
The team of Jersey City NJ aggravated assault defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshal has the experience and knowledge to successfully protect their clients rights. The governing statute in New Jersey for aggravated assault is N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b. If you are not an experienced assault defense attorney, the statute can become very tricky to interpret. Their are approximately ten subsections of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b in which a defendant could be charged with. Depending on what subsection you are charged with will determine what degree of felony you are charged with. Aggravated assault can be either a fourth, third or second degree felony. Put another way, the difference from a potential probationary sentence to a decade in a New Jersey State Prison. The status of the victim, the alleged injury suffered and whether or not a weapon was used are several of the key factors that come into play when determining what degree of aggravated assault a defendant should be charged with. For more information on the offense of aggravated assault in Hudson County, NJ please check out our practice serious by clicking here. If you or a loved one has been charged with an assault charge in Jersey City, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. If you would like a free initial consultation with any one of the eight Jersey City New Jersey assault lawyers please contact us directly at (201) 309-1800.
Jersey City Resident Charged with Robbery & Aggravated Assault
According to the initial reports released from Jersey City police department, the Defendant, a twenty-five year old resident has been arrested and charged with robbery in the second degree, aggravated assault in the second degree and conspiracy to commit robbery as well. It is alleged that the Defendant elbowed another man in the jaw before rummaging through his pocket looking for valuables. In doing so, the Defendant shattered the victims jaw (hence the aggravated assault). The Defendant was able to flee the scene, however, the victim was able to pick the Defendant out of a line-up and as a result the Defendant was arrested.
The Defendant appeared at the Central Judicial Processing Court earlier this week for his initial appearance. Judge Margaret Marely set bail at $50,000 cash or bond since the Defendant, who is twenty-five years old and has nor prior arrests let alone convictions. Also, as a condition of bail, if the Defendant is released, he is not allowed to have any contact with the alleged victim. For more information on what occurs at Hudson County, NJ Central Judicial Processing, please check out our page by clicking the link.
If convicted, the Defendant faces up to twenty years in a New Jersey State Prison. Furthermore, since these offense are subject to the No Early Release Act, if convicted, the Defendant must serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault or any other criminal offense in Jersey City, we can help. Please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800 for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys are available 24/7.