Camden NJ Aggravated Assault Attorney
Aggravated assault is probably the second most prevalent form of indictable crime heard at the Camden County Superior Court aside from drug possession. If a complaint was filed against you for second degree, third degree or fourth degree aggravated assault, there is no jurisdiction on the part of Voorhees, Haddonfield, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken or another local court to hear your case. You should also be aware that all N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) (“Aggravated Assault”) cases carry state prison terms with mandatory parole ineligibility attaching for second degree aggravated assault. Serious violations like this are definitely best suited for an experienced defense attorney. The staff at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver possesses over 100 years in criminal practice combined with many of the lawyers having served as prosecutors in the past. We represent individuals arrested and/or indicted for aggravated assault in Camden County including those arrested in Cherry Hill, Berlin, Gloucester City and Haddon Township. To speak to a lawyer at our firm, call our office in Cherry Hill at 856-662-8300.
Aggravated Assault Charge in Camden County
There are several ways in which someone can be charged with aggravated assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. The following is a breakdown of the scenarios in which this offense can arise:
- Aggravated Assault Resulting From Serious Bodily Injury
- Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon
- Pointing a Firearm (or Laser Device)
- Assaulting a Police Officer
- Assault by Auto
- Arson Resulting In Injury
- Assault At A School or Community Sporting Event
- Aggravated Assault While Eluding
Penalties That Apply To Aggravated Assault
Depending on which of the aforesaid varieties of aggravated assault you were charged with in Bellmawr, Lindenwold, Stratford or Voorhees, you may be facing a second, third or fourth degree crime. Fourth degree aggravated assault carries a state prison term of up to 18 years and a fine of up to $10,000. Third degree aggravated assault results in a maximum fine of $15,000 and a jail range of 3-5 years. Second degree aggravated assault results in a prison sentence of 5-10 years and a fine as high as $150,000. In addition, second degree cases trigger mandatory application of the No Early Release Act (“NERA”). This provision of New Jersey Law requires that an individual satisfy at least 85% of the imposed jail term before they may be considered for parole.
Cherry Hill Aggravated Assault Lawyers
The stakes in aggravated assault cases tend to be very high, especially if it involves a second degree offense or involves a domestic violence restraining order. In either scenario, you life will be turned upside down if you are convicted under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). This is one of the primary reasons why it is so crucial to hire an attorney with experience defending a Camden County aggravated assault charge. If you are facing this offense as a result of an incident in Collingswood, Merchantville, Winslow, or Clementon, our lawyers are prepared to defend you. Call our Cherry Hill aggravated assault attorneys at 856-662-8300.