Hunterdon County Aggravated Assault Attorney
If you live in Hunterdon county, and face an accusation of aggravated assault – it’s a good idea to speak to our criminal lawyers. Aggravated assault charges are very common in Hunterdon County. There are many scenarios including police encounters, domestic violence, or other physical confrontations, that can result in an aggravated assault. Regardless of whether you are in Readington, East Amwell, Clinton, or some other municipality, the crime must be heard at the Hunterdon County Superior Court. The best way to ensure you have a chance of avoiding a permanent black mark on your record, is working with a top rated criminal defense attorney.
The defense attorneys at the Spodek Law Group are here to help you. We have experience in County and Municipal cases. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience handling criminal defense cases all over the USA. Our team has been seen on Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other major outlets. If you face allegations of aggravated assault, please contact our criminal attorneys for a risk free consultation.
Aggravated assault can be filed as a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, degree crime. Factors that determine where aggravated assault falls, depend on whether there was a weapon, the injury, intend, and status of the victim. The charge always is indictable, and can only be dealt at the county courthouse in Flemington.
Aggravated assault in second degree: This happens when a defendant attempted to/caused – serious harm to another. This also applies if you elude the police and end up in a car accident, where another person suffers bodily injury.
Assault in third degree: This is where a defendant is charged with assault in third degree, and where the defendant brandishes a firearm, or points a firearm, at another person. It could also be where you brandish, or use an imitation firearm, to intimidate a police officer.
Assault in fourth degree: This happens when you recklessly cause injury to another person with a weapon, or recklessly point a gun in their direction.
There are many potential penalties for aggravated assault charges. For a second degree crime, there’s a chance of 5-10 years in state prison, and up to $150,000 in fines. For third degree, penalties can include 3-5 years in prison, and a $15,000 fine. For a fourth degree crime, you could face an 18 month prison term, and a fine up to $10,000.