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Aggravated Assault Charges in NJ

Aggravated assault in New Jersey typically refers to assault cases in which weapons are used, or relatively serious bodily injury occurs.  This is clearly considered to be a “violent crime,” and should be handled carefully.  Our law firm has a series of defense strategies that we use in assault cases, and will certainly apply to an aggravated assault charge.  Please feel free to watch these videos, or give our firm a call any time for a free consultation: (201) 556-1571.

Aggravated assault is a felony (indictable) charge in New Jersey that must be handled in the Superior Court in the county in which you are charged. Aggravated assault is typically either a second or third degree felony offense depending on the extent of the injuries to the alleged victim and whether or not a weapon was involved. On a second degree aggravated assault charge, the defendant is facing five (5) to ten (10) years in prison with a presumption of incarceration even if the defendant has no prior criminal history. On a third degree aggravated assault charge, on the other hand, the defendant is facing three (3) to five (5) years in prison but there is a presumption of non-incarceration for first time offenders. This means that, if you have no prior record and are convicted of a third degree aggravated assault charge, you are presumed to be sentenced to probation rather than jail. In addition, aggravated assault is a violent offense which falls under the No Early Release Act. This means that, if you are convicted of either a second or third degree aggravated assault charge, you must serve 85% of your prison sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

In some cases, depending on the circumstances of the charge and if you have any prior record, you may be eligible to apply for a first offender program known as Pre-Trial Intervention (“PTI”). This diversionary program can only be used once in your life and is for individuals with no prior criminal history. If you apply and are accepted into the PTI program, you will avoid any jail time and you will avoid an aggravated assault felony charge on your permanent record. Once you successfully complete the probationary period, the case is dismissed. Then, you can apply to expunge the arrest from your record after 6 months to have the entire charge and arrest removed from your background.

Aggravated Assault Success Stories

At the Tormey Law Firm, we have handled many aggravated assault cases over the years. Here are some real life examples of aggravated assault cases in NJ that our defense lawyers successfully handled:

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Our criminal trial team is composed of former NJ prosecutors and experienced criminal defense lawyers. This means that, some of our attorneys used to prosecute aggravated assault cases for the State of NJ. Now, let them use their knowledge and experience to draft a comprehensive defense strategy to fight your aggravated assault charges. Contact our offices now for immediate assistance at 201-556-1570. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

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