Criminal Lawyers For Aggravated Assault Charges in Kearny New Jersey
A New Jersey criminal charge for aggravated assault is always an indictable crime of the second, third or fourth degree that can result in a state prison sentence. You will also have a felony criminal record for a violent offense if you are convicted. A lawyer who is accomplished in defending aggravated assault charges can offer you the best chance of averting the negative ramification of a Kearny aggravated assault charge. Our firm has exactly the attributes to help you defend your case with qualifications that include:
- Over 200 years of combined experience representing clients at the Hudson County Superior Court that have been charged with aggravated assault in Kearny and other area towns
- 10 lawyers whose work is focused exclusively to criminal defense
- Former county prosecutors that have gained invaluable experience as Director of Major Crimes, Special Operations, Narcotics Task force and even an entire Trial Division
- Certified criminal trials, a distinction held by less than 2% of those licensed in the state
If you were arrested for aggravated assault as the result of domestic violence, an encounter with police, assault by auto or any other scenario, we clearly have the attributes to mount a potent defense. To learn how we can help you, call (201) 309-0500 to speak to an attorney in a free initial consultation.
Kearny Aggravated Assault Offense
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) identifies several ways that an aggravated assault offense may occur, under any of the following circumstances:
Purposely or knowingly attempting to cause serious bodily injury to another person.
Purposely or knowingly causing a serious bodily injury to another person..
Causing serious bodily injury to another person by engaging in reckless behavior demonstrating extreme indifference to human life.
Attempting to cause or purposely or knowingly causing bodily injury to another person with a deadly weapon.
Recklessly causing another person to suffer a bodily injury with a deadly weapon.
Knowingly pointing a firearm at or in the direction of another person under circumstances that manifest extreme indifference to of human life.
Causing another person to suffer an injury while fleeing or attempting to flee or evade the police.
If you commit a simple assault and the victim is a police officer, teach or another employ protected by 2C:12-1b(5), the conduct results in an enhanced charge for aggravated assault.
We’ve been successful defending people charged with aggravated assault by thoroughly investigating the allegations to identify defenses and the evidence to support them. For example, defending yourself or another person from an attack is self-defense. Motions to suppress evidence obtained by the police in violation of your constitutional rights can be effective to prevent use of the evidence by the prosecution. Statements you made to the police could be challenged and suppressed if police failed to follow constitutionally required procedures for questioning you.
Penalties for an Aggravated Assault Conviction in Kearny
The penalties a judge may impose at the County Courthouse for commission of aggravated assault in Kearny depends on the degree of crime involved. The grade of offense depends upon the extent of the injuries inflicted, whether a deadly weapon was involved and other factors set forth in the NJ aggravated assault law. Fourth degree aggravated assault results in up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Third degree aggravated assault carries up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. A second degree aggravated assault triggers 5-10 years of imprisonment and a potential fine of $150,000. In addition, the No Early Release Act, commonly referred to as NERA, requires that a defendant serve at least 85% of the prison term imposed before they can be considered for parole. Avoiding a conviction for any of these degrees of aggravated assault requires an aggressive attack of the state’s version of the facts. This includes challenging the reliability and recollection of prosecution witnesses through skillful cross-examination.
Kearny Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess the skills, know-how and experience you need when your life and future are on the line. Each attorney is committed to providing the aggressive and innovative defense capable of making a dismissal or acquittal possible. Call us now at (201) 309-0500 where one of our outstanding lawyers is available for a free initial consultation 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.