North Plainfield NJ Aggravated Assault Attorney
North Plainfield is probably the busiest municipality in Somerset County when it comes to criminal offenses. It is not therefore shocking that many individuals are charged with aggravated assault in N. Plainfield, including causing injury to another person while eluding. This variety of assault is a second degree crime which must be directed to the Somerset County Superior Court for handling. This certainly is not the type of case to be handled an inexperienced attorney as a conviction carries 5-10 years in prison. Penalties as severe as this require representation by a lawyer who is skilled in the defense of eluding charges.
The lawyers at our Somerset County Criminal Firm have the pedigree you need to successfully defend an aggravated assault caused by eluding the police. Our team includes several former prosecutors and other knowledgeable lawyers with over 100 years of experience. We have the know how to deal with even the worst of scenarios and are prepared to do what it takes to insure that you have every opportunity to reach the most favorable resolution of your charge. Whether you were arrested in Somerville, Manville, Franklin, Bernards Township or another municipality, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has the competency you need. Call our Somerville Office or Bridgewater Office now for a free consultation.
Aggravated Assault: Injury While Eluding a Police Officer
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(6) it is a second degree crime to cause bodily injuries to another person while eluding the police. This violation is triggered where bodily injury is caused “while fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.” The four elements that must be established by the prosecutor include: (1) operation of a motor vehicle by the defendant; (2) that was signaled by a law enforcement officer to stop; (3) fleeing or attempting to elude by the accused; (4) that the conduct of the defendant was the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries; and (4) that the defendant was knowingly eluding.
This form of aggravated assault falls within the No Early Release Act (“NERA”). This means that a defendant sentenced on this violation must serve at least 85% of his/her jail sentence before they can even be considered for parole. The state prison sentence for aggravated assault caused by eluding is 5-10 years. The maximum fine is $150,000. Those convicted are also subject to a mandatory suspension of their driver’s license.
N. Plainfield Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyers
Aggravated assault is a serious charge by its own and only gets that much more worse when it stems from eluding. This second degree offense is not something that should be handled by anyone other than a highly skilled attorney. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess this level of competency. To discuss the details of your case with one of the attorneys at our firm, contact our office anytime 24/7. We can be reached by calling either our Somerville Office or Bridgewater Office.