Lodi Man Accused of Aggravated Assault During Alleged Domestic Dispute
Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault Charges Lodi NJ
A Lodi man is now facing charges for aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child after an alleged domestic dispute during which he is accused of pouring bleach on two victims, one of whom is a juvenile.
Bergen County officials arrived at a residence on Main Street in Lodi at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th, when a domestic dispute was said to have occurred. Responding officers soon arrested 37-year-old Brian Cameron for allegedly pouring bleach on a woman and a juvenile during the incident.
Cameron was then charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. He remains in custody at the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail set at $102,500, excluding a 10 percent option.
As a result of the aforementioned accusations, Cameron will be prosecuted in the Bergen County Superior Court, with a significant prison term now hanging over his head. Among his alleged crimes, those for aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child are felony-level offenses, while the degree of the specific charges vary on a case-by-case basis.
Interestingly, both aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child offenses can be classified as first, second, third, or fourth degree crimes. This means that two defendants can be charged with a criminal offense in violation of the same statute, yet face entirely different penalties upon conviction.
For instance, an individual charged with fourth degree aggravated assault can be sentenced to a maximum term of 18 months in New Jersey State Prison. However, in a case involving different circumstances, the defendant may be charged with first degree aggravated assault, which is punishable by between 10 and 20 years in prison.
Contributing factors to the determination of the degree of an aggravated assault charge include: the nature of the force allegedly used, the severity of the injuries to the victim, the presence (or lack thereof) of weapon, and the identity of the victim (i.e. a law enforcement officer or public servant).
Arrested for Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief Lodi NJ
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