New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer For Aggravated Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b))
Aggravated Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)) is a serious violent crime in New Jersey with punishments that vary based on the specific facts of your case.
There are a number of scenarios described in the statute that will result in a charge of Aggravated Assault:
● attempting to cause, or actually causing serious bodily injury, purposely, knowingly, or recklessly, under circumstances that demonstrate an extreme indifference to the value of human life
● attempt, or purposely and knowingly cause bodily injury using a deadly weapon
● recklessly cause bodily injury with a deadly weapon
● knowingly, and under circumstances that manifest an extreme indifference to the value of human life, point a firearm in the direction of another person
● causing bodily injury while eluding police or unlawfully operating a motor vehicle
● cause bodily injury to emergency services personnel who are working to put out a fire or explosion caused by the defendant
● attempt to cause, or cause significant bodily injury, knowingly, purposefully, or recklessly, in circumstances that manifest an extreme indifference to the value of human life
● knowingly, and under circumstances that manifest an extreme indifference to the value of human life, point a firearm at a police officer
● knowingly point, display, or use an imitation firearm at or in the direction of a police officer in order to intimidate or cause fear of bodily injury or any other unlawful purpose
● use a laser sighting device against a police officer
● commit simple assault against certain classes of people, including police officers, judges, healthcare workers, and others.
All Aggravated Assault charges are felonies in New Jersey, and penalties can range from 18 months at the Fourth Degree Crime level to ten years as a Second Degree Crime.
Call Matthew Reisig immediately if you’ve been charged with Aggravated Assault at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation.