Contact Our Flemington Office To Speak To One Of Our Highly Skilled Former Prosecutors About Your Hunterdon County Aggravated Assault Charge
Aggravated assault charges are commonly defended by our lawyers in Hunterdon County and can occur in many different scenarios including encounters with the police, domestic violence or an endless number of other physical confrontations. An aggravated assault offense can result in a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime depending on the nature of the conduct and severity of injury. You should also know that regardless of whether you were charged in Readington, East Amwell, Raritan Township, Clinton or another municipality, you are facing a felony that must be heard at the Hunterdon County Superior Court. The best possible way to ensure that you have every chance of avoiding a record and penalties for aggravated assault is to work with an accomplished criminal attorney.
The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have many years of experience working both as County and Municipal Prosecutors, as well as defending the accused. In fact, our team has over 200 years in practice combined, including representation of clients facing a wide array of offenses in Hunterdon County. Our accomplishments have translated into our being cited in the The Star Ledger, USA Today, Asbury Park Press, CNBC, ABC, CN12, NJ Network and countless other outlets. The lawyers on our staff are certainly well equipped to defend the aggravated assault charge that was filed against you.
In order to speak to a Hunterdon County aggravated assault attorney at our firm regarding the particular facts of your case, contact our Flemington Office at (908) 824-0855 for a free consultation.
Aggravated Assault Charge in Hunterdon County Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)
As previously stated, an aggravated assault can be filed as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). Factors that determine where an aggravated assault falls within the grading include whether there was a weapon, the extent of injury, the intent of the defendant, and status of the victim. Irrespective, the charge is always indictable and can only be dealt with at the county courthouse in Flemington New Jersey. The headings below outline the basics of grading for an aggravated assault charge.
Aggravated Assault in the Second Degree. Aggravated Assault in the Second Degree occurs when a defendant attempted to and/or caused serious bodily injury to another. This charge can also apply if the defendant eluded the police and caused a motor vehicle accident where an individual suffers bodily injury.
Aggravated Assault in the Third Degree. A defendant is charged with Aggravated Assault in the Third Degree when they brandish or point a firearm at another, brandish or use an imitation firearm to intimidate a police officer, cause bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or attempted to and/or caused significant bodily injury to another.
Aggravated Assault in the Fourth Degree. Aggravated Assault in the Fourth Degree occurs when a defendant recklessly caused injury to another with a weapon and/or recklessly pointed a gun in the direction or vicinity of another.
Potential Penalties If Convicted In Flemington For Aggravated Assault
Penalties for any aggravated assault charge are severe. For a Second Degree Crime, there is a possibility of 5 – 10 years in a state prison and up to a $150,000 fine. The No Early Release Act comes into play if you are convicted of second degree aggravated assault and this law requires that a defendant serve at least 85% of his/her prison term before becoming eligible for parole. For a Third Degree Crime, penalties include 3 – 5 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine. For a Fourth Degree Crime, you face an 18 month prison term and fine of $10,000.
Pretrial Intervention (“PTI”) allows an individual to complete one year of probation and then avoid having an aggravated assault charge on their criminal record. Due to the many nuances involved in aggravated assault charges in New Jersey, it is essential to work with a skilled attorney to get the best possible outcome for your case, including gaining admission into PTI.
Immigration & Hunterdon County Aggravated Assault Charges
It is important to be aware that individuals who are not citizens of the United States have much greater consequences if they are convicted of aggravated assault. If the individual only has a green card with permanent residency, they immediately enter deportation proceedings upon being convicted on an aggravated assault charge. Due to the severity of an aggravated assault charge and its status as an aggravated felony, it is imperative for individuals who are not citizens of the United States to retain the most effective Flemington aggravated assault attorney to defend their case.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend clients charged with aggravated assault in Hunterdon County, including those arrested in Flemington, Clinton, Readington, Raritan Township, East Amwell, Lebanon, Bethlehem, Franklin Township, Union Township, Tewksbury, West Amwell, Hampton, Alexandria, Holland, Lambertville, High Bridge, Delaware Township, Glen Gardner, Frenchtown, Milford, Bloomsbury, Califon or Stockton.
Contact Our Flemington Aggravated Assault Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated assault in Bethlehem, Tewksbury, Union Township, Lebanon or elsewhere in Hunterdon County, you are facing serious life altering circumstances that could negatively impact your family, job status, and reputation. For this reason, it is vital that you contact an experienced Hunterdon County NJ assault defense lawyer to protect your interests and secure the best possible outcome in your case. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has decades of experience representing clients charged with aggravated assault. Our team of criminal defense lawyers will diligently fight your charges so that a successful resolution is achieved. To speak to one of our attorneys, contact our Flemington office at (908) 824-0855.