Berlin NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyers
An individual may be charged with violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) if they cause injury to another person while eluding the police. This form of aggravated assault is exceptionally serious since it is a second-degree crime that carries up to ten years in prison. If you have been charged with aggravated assault as a result of eluding, you do not have the luxury of make a mistake in the selection of a defense attorney. Indeed, failure to avoid a conviction will almost certainly result in incarceration. This is a primary reason why selecting the skilled lawyer is so imperative in an aggravated assault case based on eluding.
Our Camden County Criminal Firm has excellent qualifications to defend a second degree aggravated assault offense like yours. Our team of defense lawyers includes eight, making it one of the largest in the entire state. The attorneys that make up this staff include several former prosecutors and others who have been successfully defending charges in Voorhees, the City of Camden, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill and elsewhere in New Jersey for over 100 years combined. We are available for free initial consultations around the clock. To reach an attorney immediately, call our office in Cherry Hill at 856-662-8300.
Aggravated Assault For Causing Injuries While Eluding
Second degree aggravated assault occurs under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(6) if bodily injury is sustained as the result of someone fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle. There are five essential elements that must be proven by the prosecution in order to convict an accused of this offense. First, the defendants must have been the operator of a motor vehicle. Second, the motorist must have been signaled or otherwise directed to stop by the police. Third, the accused must have fled or attempted to elude the officer. Fourth, the conduct must have been knowing. Fifth, the actor must have caused bodily injury to another during the course of the eluding.
Given that this is a second-degree crime, a defendant faces a five to ten-year state prison sentence upon conviction. He/she may also be fined up to $150,000. In addition, New Jersey Law requires that a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment be imposed at the time of sentencing. What this means is that there shall be a period in which there is no opportunity for parole or to otherwise be released from incarceration. The mandatory term of imprisonment must be fixed at between one-third and one-half of the jail sentence imposed.
Haddon Township Aggravated Assault Lawyers
Haddon Township has approximately 51.83 miles of the roadway so it stands to reason those incidents of eluding far from a foreign occurrence in the municipality. If you had the mistake in judgment of attempting to avoid a motor vehicle stop that thereafter caused someone to be injured, it should be clear that you need to find the best attorney you can afford. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have successfully defended an immeasurable amount of aggravated assault and eluding charges. We are ready to put our knowledge and experience into action on your behalf. Contact us in Cherry Hill at 856-662-8300 for immediate assistance.