Former Prosecutors That Have Over 200 Years Of Experience Defending Assault by Auto Charges
When someone operates a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in Hunterdon County and it causes injuries to another person, they can expect to face New Jersey assault by auto charges. This is a very serious offense since it is a felony indictable crime that can result in years in prison at the time of sentencing at the Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington New Jersey. Selecting an attorney who has the know-how to mount a thorough defense and persuasively present your case is exactly what you need if you have been charged with assault by auto in Raritan Township, Clinton, Readington, Tewksbury, Lebanon or another local municipality.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has the qualifications needed to provide the level of representation that you need and deserve. Our team of ten (10) criminal lawyers has over 200 years of collective experience and most of our members are former prosecutors with over 15 years in practice. We have helped thousands of clients avoid conviction in an array of cases, including those involving a complaint and/or indictment for assault by auto. We encourage you to call 908-824-0855 for a free consultation with a lawyer at our Flemington firm anytime 24/7.
Assault by Auto Charge in Hunterdon County
Assault by auto under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c is always an indictable crime so the only place this charge can be heard in Hunterdon County is in Flemington at the county courthouse. An assault by auto can be filed as a fourth degree, third degree or second degree depending on nature of the recklessness and the severity of injuries sustained.
- Fourth Degree Crime. Fourth degree assault by auto arises in one of two ways. The first way is by causing serious bodily injury to another person as a result of reckless operation of a motor vehicle (e.g. speeding, reckless driving, etc.). The second way for assault by auto to result in a fourth degree crime is by causing bodily injury as a result of driving while intoxicated (“DWI”).
- Third Degree Crime. It is a third degree crime to cause serious bodily injury as the result of DWI, driving under the influence of drugs (“DUI”) or breath test refusal.
- Second Degree Crime. When someone causes serious bodily injury as a result of DWI/DUI/Refusal in a school zone, assault by auto is a second degree crime.
The penalties for assault by auto in East Amwell, Union Township or Flemington hinge on the grade of crime involved. You face 5-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000 for second degree assault by auto. A third degree assault by auto results in up to 5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. The lowest grade of assault by auto is a fourth degree crime and it carries up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Pretrial Intervention. The diversion program for third degree and fourth degree assault by auto charges is Pretrial Intervention or PTI. This program is reserved to those who have never had the benefit of a diversion previously and who successfully completes a period of probation which is typically one (1) year.
The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represents clients charged with assault by auto 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 and Stockton.
Flemington NJ Assault By Auto Defense Lawyers
Flemington is hands down that capital for assault by auto charges in Hunterdon County because that is where the county court is located. This is the place that every indictable criminal offense, including assault by auto, is litigated. This also happens to be where our Flemington Office is located. If you were arrested for this violation in Holland Township, Bethlehem, Lambertville or another municipality in the county, you need a savvy New Jersey criminal lawyer and we certainly have that at our firm. We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a powerful team of defense attorneys with former prosecutors who have served as Director of Major Crimes, the entire Trial Division, Juvenile and the Drug Task Force. To take advantage of a free consultation with an attorney at our office, call 908-824-0855.