The most important thing you can do is hire a qualified attorney. In New Jersey, aggravated assault is a serious offense with equally serious consequences. If you are convicted of aggravated assault you face a lengthy term of incarceration. In addition, you will have a tarnished criminal record. If an employer, creditor, university, or even friends see an aggravated assault conviction on your record they may think that you are a violent person. A conviction has the potential to ruin your life and your family’s life. If you find yourself facing these serious charges, don’t hesitate to contact a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney. Call us at LS&P Lawyers for a consultation. We guarantee that at the end of the consultation, your mind will be a little more at ease.
In New Jersey, the crime of aggravated assault varies widely depending on the situation and surrounding circumstances. Aggravated assault may be a fourth, third or second degree crime. The degree charged is largely dependent on the nature of the victim’s alleged injury. The potential penalties are as follows:
Second Degree Aggravated Assault
- 5 to 10 years in prison
- Up to $150,000 in fines
Third Degree Aggravated Assault
- At least 3 years but up to 5 years in prison
- Up to $15,000 in fines
Fourth Degree Aggravated Assault
- Up to 18 months in prison
- A fine up to $1,000
At LS&P Lawyers we have years of experience representing individuals accused of aggravated assault charges. Every aggravated assault charge is unique and requires a thorough investigation of the particular facts and circumstances of the case. As knowledgeable trained criminal defense attorneys we know what to look for. There are numerous factors that may be critical in defensive strategy, including whether alcohol or drugs were involved, whether it was self-defense, or defense of another, among other things.
Aggravated assault is one of the most serious crimes in New Jersey requiring serious professional legal representation. Let us use our skills to defend you. Our clients are our number one priority. Contact us anytime, day or night!