Aggravated Assault

You’re at the nightclub, having a great time, but that guy won’t leave your girl alone.  While she is on the dance floor with her girlfriends, you decide to take a glass vodka bottle and hit him in the head.  That will teach him not to mess with you or your girl. As you flee the club, the police are waiting for you outside.  You’ve been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, and you need a lawyer.

 

Aggravated assault is a very serious charge that can lead to very serious penalties. Aggravated assault is an indictable offense, which means that if you are convicted, you can face incarceration, sizable financial penalties, probation, monitoring, and counseling.  You may face heavy personal consequences as well, such as loss of employment, financial problems, and family issues.

 

N.J.S.A. 2C: 12–1 (b)(3) defines 4th degree aggravated assault as recklessly causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.

 

A conviction of 3rd degree aggravated assault requires proof that the defendant attempted to cause or purposely or knowingly caused bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.  A third-degree aggravated assault charge may also be proven by showing that a person caused bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude law-enforcement officer in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 or while operating a motor vehicle in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 20–10

 

A 2nd degree aggravated assault charge pursuant to  N.J.S. 2C:12–1(b)(1) occurs when one attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes such injury purposely, knowingly, or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, recklessly causing such injury.

 

Our attorneys take a very aggressive, bulldog approach when representing clients who have been charged with aggravated assault.  Assault charges can carry grievous consequences and must be taken very seriously.   Contact The Mark Law Firm for your consultation today by calling 908-375-6767. Our offices in Basking Ridge, Oradell, and Newark serve clients throughout the state of New Jersey.