Aggravated Assault Lawyers In New Jersey

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Aggravated Assault Law - 2C:12-1b

Aggravated Assault Definition
A person is guilty of aggravated assault if the person:
(1) Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury; or
(2) Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
(3) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
(4) Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm, or in the direction of another, whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded; or
(5) Commits a simple assault on a “member of the protected class”.

Aggravated Assault Examples

  • Breaking someone’s jaw
  • Cutting someone’s face with a knife
  • Punching someone in the eye so they cannot see out of that eye
  •  Slapping a cop while he’s trying to arrest you
  • Burning someone with a hot iron
  • Crushing a whiskey bottle over someone’s head
  • Pushing someone down a flight of stairs
  • Pointing a gun at someone
Aggravated Assault in NJ

WARNING: Was the victim a protected class?

IMPORTANT: If you are charged with Simple Assault on a certain member of society, then you will be charged with Aggravated Assault.

Protected members of our society include law enforcement, firefighters, EMT personnel, school teachers, bus drivers, and many more.

For example, you will be charged with Simple Assault in New Jersey if you slap your next-door neighbor.
However, you will be charged with Aggravated Assault in New Jersey if you slap a police officer.

It’s the same “slap” but depending on the “who the victim” is, you face Simple Or Aggravated Assault Charges.

Aggravated Assault Explainer Video

Aggravated Assault charges in New Jersey are felonies.
If you’re facing Aggravated Assault charges, it’s important to understand two things:
1. The extent of your victim’s injuries; and
2. Identifying whether the victim in your case is a member of a “protected class”.

We’ve created a helpful video explainer for you!

What Does Aggravated Mean?

The word “Aggravated” encompasses the following behavior.
A person acted purposely, knowingly, or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.
Basically, this means that you knew what you were doing when you did and that you didn’t care about any consequences.
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What Is Serious Bodily Harm?

N.J.S.A. 2C:11–1b defines “Serious Bodily Injury” as “bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.”

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