Aggravated Assault

Brick NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyers

Aggravated assault is a felony criminal charge that our lawyers frequently defend at the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. Irrespective of the police department that charged you with aggravated assault, your case will be sent to the county courthouse since that it the only venue with authority to decide a crime of the second degree, third degree or fourth degree like aggravated assault. The stakes are obviously much higher when a simple assault, harassment or resisting arresting mushrooms into this offense. The attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are former prosecutors that have been representing clients arrested for aggravated assault throughout the region for over 100 years combined. We are also very familiar with the police and court system as members of a defense team that has served as prosecutors in more than 15 municipalities in Ocean County. Call us for an immediate free consultation to discuss your aggravated assault charge in Manchester, Brick, Lakewood, Jackson, Toms River or another municipality. An attorney is available immediately by calling (732) 286-6500. Initial consultations with a lawyer are always complimentary.

Aggravated Assault Offense in Ocean County

The offense known as aggravated assault is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). An indictment or criminal complaint under this law can arises if your conduct falls under one of twelve (12) categories. The chart that follows outlines each form of aggravated assault and the degree of offense that applies.

Section of Law

When It Arises

Degree of Offense

2C:12-1(b)(1)

Attempts or purposely or knowingly causes serious bodily injury, or recklessly cause such an injury under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life

Second Degree

2C:12-1(b)(2)

Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon

Third Degree

2C:12-1(b)(3)

Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon

Fourth Degree

2C:12-1(b)(4)

Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm at or in the direction of another

Fourth Degree

2C:12-1(b)(5)

Commits a simple assault on a police officer, teacher, corrections officer, fireman, EMT or other public official performing their official duties

Third Degree if results in bodily injury & otherwise Fourth Degree

2C:12-1(b)(6)

Causes bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement in violation of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:29-2

Second Degree

2C:12-1(b)(7)

Attempts to cause significant bodily injury to another or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such significant bodily injury

Third Degree

2C:12-1(b)(8)

Causes bodily injury by knowingly or purposely starting a fire or causing an explosion in violation of N.J.S.2C:17-1 which results in bodily injury to any emergency services personnel

Third Degree unless serious or significant injury, results, then its Second Degree

2C:12-1(b)(9)

Knowingly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, points or displays a firearm at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer

Third Degree

2C:12-1(b)(10)

Knowingly points, displays or uses an imitation firearm at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer with the purpose to intimidate, threaten or attempt to put the officer in fear of bodily injury or for any unlawful purpose

Third Degree

2C:12-1(b)(11)

Uses or activates a laser sighting system or device, or a system or device which, in the manner used, would cause a reasonable person to believe that it is a laser sighting system or device, against a law enforcement officer

Third Degree

2C:12-1(b)(12)

Attempts to cause significant bodily injury or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, recklessly causes significant bodily injury to a person who, with respect to the actor, meets the definition of a victim of domestic violence

Third Degree

Penalties That Apply to Aggravated Assault. A fourth degree aggravated assault results in a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison term of up to 18 months. Third degree aggravated assault carries a maximum fine of $15,000 and incarceration that can reach 5 years. Second degree aggravated assault triggers maximum penalties that include a $150,000 fine and 10 years in state prison. You should also know that the NERA imposes a requirement that an individual serve at least 85% of his jail sentence before eligible for parole.

Seaside Heights Aggravated Assault Attorney

Municipalities like Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, Berkeley, Barnegat or Lacey have many more aggravated assault charges than most individuals might anticipate. This is something that Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall appreciates quite well as lawyers that handle many cases arising in these and other Ocean County municipalities every year. We are, in fact, that largest criminal defense firm in the area and have defended thousands of charges, including aggravated assault, over the last 20 years. Contact our Toms River Office for a free initial consultation. An attorney is available 24/7 at (732) 286-6500 to assist you.

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