Tag Archives: Aggravated Assault

Appeals court reverses unlawful weapons conviction in Essex County case based on incorrect jury instructions

The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a conviction for fourth degree weapons charges in a recent Essex County case, State v. Sales, because the trial judge failed to explain to the jury that self defense was an available defense. Because … Continue reading

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Weapons and assault charges filed against man who pointed handgun at Belmar police officers

After allegedly pointing a handgun at four Belmar police officers, a New Jersey man was shot in the foot by one of the officers and arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges. The incident occurred when the officers responded to … Continue reading

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DUI related arrest in Lakewood, Ocean County

An Ocean County woman assaulted two police officers after being arrested on suspicion of DUI and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer in Lakewood. After stopping the motorist for erratic driving, officers reported smelling a strong odor of an alcoholic … Continue reading

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Aggravated assault: serious bodily injury

The legal definition of aggravated assault is an assault that is coupled with aggravating circumstances, such as the use of a deadly weapon, the infliction of serious bodily injury, or injury to a police officer, among other things, and depending … Continue reading

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From simple assault to aggravated assault

A 35 year old New Jersey man was recently charged with aggravated assault. The man was inside of a building filled with smoke when he was found by police officers. The man struggled with the officers, and spit in one … Continue reading

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When simple assault becomes aggravated assault

A charge of simple assault in New Jersey can easily be upgraded to aggravated assault given the wrong circumstances, and this can mean a lot more time in prison for the offender. Charges of simple and aggravated assault may result … Continue reading

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