A moment of heated argument in a bar or a fight with a loved one can quickly escalate. Without realizing what was at stake, you may suddenly find yourself facing criminal charges for assault or aggravated assault. These violent crime charges require the experience and knowledge of defense attorneys with many years of experience.
Not only do the attorneys at Clark & Clark have insight into the case against you because of their prosecution background, they also know common mistakes made during police investigations. We can recognize weaknesses in the case against you right away.
Simple Assault vs Aggravated Assault - Situations Resulting in Aggravated Assault Charges
A felonious assault charge is more serious than simple assault charges. If you are alleged to have committed any of the following, you may have been charged with aggravated assault:
- Assault against a police officer, security guard, judge or any other type of public official
- Assault resulting in the victim's serious bodily injury
- Assault carried out with a deadly weapon
- Assault against a member of your family
- Assault carried out by threatening someone with a gun
- Assault while eluding a police officer or resisting arrest
Over the years, we have handled hundreds of assault cases. We know what to expect from the process and how to move your case in the direction we want. As trial lawyers, some of our clients' cases go to trial, but we can pursue any avenue to resolving your situation in the way you want. Because Charles Clark and Ryan Clark formerly worked as criminal prosecutors, we can identify weaknesses in the case against you, which allows us to recognize when a plea offer is unwarranted.
What is the Punishment for Aggravated Assault in New Jersey?
If convicted, you could face the following punishments:
- Jail time
- Loss of the right to own a firearm
- Anger management classes
- Victim restitution
These penalties are serious. We do not underestimate the impact a conviction would have on your life, and you can take comfort in knowing your case will be handled by defense attorneys who are passionate and committed.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Assault Defense Lawyer
The only way to learn more about next steps is to visit us for a free consultation. We are fully prepared to take any case to trial if a trial is necessary to get the best results possible. Attorney Charles Clark is State-certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist, and is one of only about 250 attorneys in New Jersey to hold such certification.
You are not just a criminal and we will not let your charges define you. You deserve a high-quality legal defense with attorneys who are passionate about obtaining positive resolutions, including dismissed charges, reduced charges and reduced sentences. The attorneys at Clark & Clark have an extensive history of getting positive results for our clients, and we will not rest until we know we have accomplished the best resolution to your case.
For a free consultation with our experienced assault attorneys near Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey, please call Clark & Clark, LLC, at 732-303-7857 .