Brick NJ Aggravated Assault Lawyer
Aggravated Assault Offense in Brick Township
The NJ Aggravated Assault Law is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). You may be convicted of this offense if you: (1) attempt to cause, purposely cause, or exercise extreme indifference to the value of life and cause a serious bodily injury; (2) attempt or intentionally cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon; (3) recklessly cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon; (4) point a firearm at another person; (5) commit a simple assault on a police officer, teacher, EMT, firemen, DYFS worker, member of the judiciary or another person set forth at 2C:12-1(b)(5); (6) cause significant bodily while eluding police; or (7) attempt to cause, intentionally cause or act with extreme indifference to the value of life and cause significant bodily injury.
An aggravated assault charge can be filed as a fourth degree, third degree or second degree crime depending which subsection of 2C:12-1(b) applies. Fourth degree aggravated assault results in a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. Third degree aggravated assault carries maximum penalties that include a $15,000 fine and 5 years of imprisonment. Second degree aggravated assault triggers 5-10 years in prison and a fine that can reach $15,000.
Brick Township definitely has some of the highest frequency of aggravated assault in Ocean County. This may, however, be expected given that it ranks third in population in the county at 75,072 residents. Whether things got physical with a police officer, you were involved in an incident of domestic violence or the aggravated assault resulted from some other scenario, the attorneys at our firm have the tools to thoroughly defend you. To speak to an attorney at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in a free initial consultation, call us at 732-286-6500. A lawyer on our staff will provide the direction you need.
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