Aggravated assault is an indictable charge that requires that you purposefully, knowingly, or recklessly injured or attempted to injure a person, causing or attempted to cause, serious bodily injury. A lesser charge of simple assault is heard in Municipal Court and is not an indictable offense. An assault charge is elevated to aggravated assault when:
- The injuries sustained are serious or significant
- A deadly weapon was used or present
- The actions or behaviors demonstrated extreme indifference to human life
It must be proven that you purposely, knowingly, or recklessly acted to injure another in order to be convicted of assault. In other words, you either hurt someone on purpose very seriously, or knew, or should have known your actions could injure someone seriously, and you continued your behavior anyway. Our aggravated assault lawyers in New Jersey commonly use several defense strategies to defend aggravated assault charges. Our office will examine the evidence against you, determine if you were acting in self-defense, question the medical reports and seriousness of the injury, and will also file any necessary motions to exclude evidence at trial. John will leave no legal option unexplored and will employ the best defensive strategy possible. If you have been arrested for aggravated assault, your freedom is at risk. Call a New Jersey aggravated assault lawyer today.Benefit of Experienced Legal Representation
You are facing serious penalties if you are charged with an indictable crime. These penalties may include time in state prison, heavy fines, the loss of professional licenses, damage to your immigration status, and difficulties finding a job due to the conviction. You need an aggravated assault attorney in New Jersey who has the time to listen carefully to you, determine your needs, and develop a strategy based on the specific facts of your case. John wants his clients to feel comfortable, and secure. He will be with you every step of the way, and will make sure you remain informed about what’s going on with your case, at all times. We handle cases throughout New Jersey, and our East Brunswick office is easily accessible to residents of Middlesex, Somerset, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties. Call us today.