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Monmouth County Aggravated Assault Lawyer 2017-04-28T18:09:30+00:00

Monmouth County Aggravated Assault Lawyer

Dedicated Legal Representation in Monmouth County and Ocean County, NJ

In Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ there is a wide range of circumstances under which an assault can be charged as the more serious felony offense of aggravated assault. Depending on the facts of the case and the reason it was charged as a felony, the defendant could be facing mandatory prison if convicted. If a gun, knife or other weapon was used by the defendant the case could be charged as a dangerous offense – even if the weapon was never used against the victim. Because the stakes are so high, you should have an experienced former felony prosecutor protecting your rights if you have been charged with aggravated assault.

Many aggravated assaults do not involve any injury to the victim, yet still, carry a mandatory prison sentence. For example, if a victim reports that an individual pointed a gun or a knife at them, charges of aggravated assault can be filed, even if the weapon was never recovered by the police.

Do not put your future and your freedom in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. Ian Goldman is a former prosecutor who will aggressively fight for you and maximize your chances of receiving a reduction or dismissal of your aggravated assault charges.

Aggravated Assault

(N.J.S.A § 2C:12-1(b)).

In New Jersey, an assault occurs when a person injures or attempts to injure another person without legal justification. Assault can be charged as either a simple assault or an aggravated assault. The different levels of assault depend on several factors, including the seriousness of a victim’s injury, whether the defendant used a weapon or object to cause an injury, and (in some cases) whether a victim is provided special protection by New Jersey law.

Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Assault is a crime of violence and is defined differently from one state to another. Some states define assault as the intentional use of force or violence against another, such as punching a person or striking the victim with an object. In other states, assault need not involve actual physical contact and is defined as an attempt to commit a physical attack or as intentional acts that cause a person to feel afraid of impending violence. Under this second definition, verbal threats are usually not enough to constitute an assault. Some action such as raising a fist or moving menacingly toward a victim usually is required. In these states, threatening to hurt someone while walking toward him with a clenched, raised fist would constitute assault.

Monmouth County Aggravated Assault Lawyer

If you have been arrested and have a past conviction in New Jersey, Contact IMGoldman Legal Group Monmouth County, NJ Criminal Lawyer for advice and representation from a knowledgeable and experienced Red Bank, NJ criminal defense attorney.