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Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

Hamilton NJ Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer Attorney

The variety of aggravated assault that arises most often in Hamilton and other municipalities in Mercer County is aggravated assault on a police officer. There are several reasons why this charge is the most frequently encountered form of aggravated assault offense and the biggest one is the lower threshold required in order for this violation to be triggered. All that is required is conduct that would otherwise be simple assault. Hiring an attorney with significant know-how in this area of law can prove to be invaluable in counteracting the reduced bar for proving aggravated assault on a police office at the Superior Court in Trenton.

Highly Experienced Trenton NJ Aggravated Assault On A Police Office Lawyers

All aggravated assault charges are indictable in nature, including those where a police officer is the “victim”, so they can only be adjudicated at the Mercer County Superior Court. This venue handles all crime of the second degree, third degree and fourth degree such as aggravated assault. The lawyers at our firm have been defending cases at this courthouse for over 100 years combined and several members of our team have also served as prosecutors. We have a Hamilton Office, Lawrence Township Office and Princeton Office to serve those facing criminal charges throughout Mercer County and attorneys are available 24/7 to discuss the aggravated assault offense you are facing in Trenton. The chart that follows outlines the grading, elements and penalties for assaulting a police officer.

Degree of Offense Elements of this Aggravated Assault
Incarceration
Max Fine
Second Degree (1) Attempt to cause serious bodily injury or purposely, knowingly or reckless cause serious bodily injury to the police officer’

(2) Cause bodily injury to the police officer while attempting to elude; or

(3) Cause significant bodily injury to a police officer as a result of a fire caused knowingly or purposely

5-10 Years with a requirement under the No Early Release Act that the defendant serve 85% of the sentence before being eligible for parole. $150,000
Third Degree Commits a simple assault resulting in bodily injury to the police officer. Up to 5 Years  $15,000
Fourth Degree Simple assault on a police officer without bodily injury. Up to 18 Months  $10,000

Lawrence Township Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer Lawyer

Since aggravated assault on a police officer is always a felony, there is little room for error when it comes to selecting a lawyer. You will require representation by an attorney who has experience defending assault on a police officer and resisting arrest cases if you want the greatest opportunity to avert a criminal record. Marshall & Bonus is thoroughly equipped to assist you with attorneys that have been representing clients in Trenton at the Superior Court for decades. We have the ability to fully serve you whether you were arrested in Lawrence, Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing, Princeton or another Mercer County municipality.  To speak to one of our lawyers immediately, contact our office at 609–683–8102 for a free consultation. 

 

 

103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300 Princeton NJ 08540
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3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 300, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

100 Horizon Center Blvd., Hamilton, NJ 08691
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We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.

If you have been charged with a crime in Mercer County, New Jersey, it is in your interests to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. For a free consultation, you can call our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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