This Aggravated Assault Attorney Will Play Hardball — not Softball — with the Prosecution
What is Aggravated Assault? Aggravated Assault includes cases where the victim suffered ‘serious bodily injury’ or ‘bodily injury’ whether a weapon was used or not. In some cases involving the use of a weapon, the sentencing consequences include a prison sentence with a mandatory period of parole ineligibility. There are usually investigative steps that should be taken as soon as possible to develop a strong defense to the State’s case, before the scene changes or the witnesses forget the details of what they saw. Discuss these issues with your criminal defense lawyer – DO NOT DO THESE THINGS ON YOUR OWN!
If you are charged with an Aggravated Assault, contact Howard Baileyat 973-982-1200 to discuss your case and what steps need to be taken to protect your rights.
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If you are charged with Aggravated Assault, consult immediately with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We have represented clients charged with Aggravated Assault in Essex County, Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Union County and throughout the State of New Jersey. In many of those cases, we have successfully negotiated a downgrade of the charges, or gotten them dismissed. These aggravated assault cases against our clients ranged from bar fights and fist-fights to allegations that our client used a weapon (cars, guns, bats, etc.) to assault the victim.
Why Did The Cops Charge Me With Other Crimes?
Typically, when the cops are charging someone with aggravated assault, they will also charge the client with other crimes, such as Possession of the Weapon (what was used to commit the assault), as well as the Possession of the Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. If you are charged with assaulting your spouse, the cops will also charge you with Domestic Violence offenses, and you may have a Temporary Restraining Order issued against you.
Serious Bodily Injury is Not Necessary
While aggravated assault is most commonly charged in cases where serious physical harm was done to the victim, this level of injury is not always required. Attacks against certain people, such as police officer and teachers, do not require serious bodily injury to be proved. Simply shoving or pushing away from a police officer can result in you being charged with Aggravated Assault.
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