Point Pleasant Beach NJ Assault Attorney
Point Pleasant Simple Assault & Aggravated Assault Charge
All assault offenses filed in Point Pleasant Beach arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. Simple assault is set forth in subsection (a) and aggravated assault is contained in subsection (b). A simple assault is committed if someone: (1) attempts or intentionally causes bodily injury to another; (2) negligently causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon; or (3) puts someone in fear of serious injury by engaging in physical menace. A simple assault is enhanced to an aggravated assault if the victim is a police officer, teacher, EMT or another individual granted heightened protection by law. An aggravated assault also results where the victim sustains serious bodily injury, significant bodily injury or any number of other circumstances apply.
Every variety of assault results in a criminal record if you plead or are found guilty. Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense that is handled in Point Pleasant Municipal Court and results in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in prison. Higher grades of aggravated assault are referred to the Superior Court in Toms River where jurisdiction rests. A fourth degree crime for aggravated assault in this court carries a $10,000 fine and up to 18 months in prison. Third degree aggravated assault results in a sentence that includes a maximum fine of $15,000 and up to 5 years of incarceration. The potential fine is $150,000 and imprisonment is 5-10 years for a second degree aggravated assault.Point Pleasant Aggravated Assault LawyersAggravated assault is obviously a serious offense given that you can be sent to prison if you are convicted. If you or a loved one was charged with aggravated or even a simple assault, it is certainly important for you to know what can be done to avoid the penalties that you are facing. Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has a team of lawyers who will be happy to review your case and provide knowledgeable guidance. You will also learn how to protect your rights by speaking to a lawyer who has handled many cases like yours arising in Point Pleasant Beach. An attorney is available to put their experience to work for you immediately by calling 732-286-6500.
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