AVAILABLE 24/7 | FREE CONSULTATION

Aggravated Assault Lawyer in Hackensack, NJ

Seasoned New Jersey Criminal Attorney Provides Skilled Representation for Those Accused of Aggravated Assault in Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County & Hudson County, NJ

Specific acts, intent, circumstances, and conditions constitute the crime of aggravated assault in New Jersey. For instance, the use of a weapon during the assault, relationship to the victim, the defendant’s intent, and the severity of any injury sustained by the victim create a distinction between aggravated and simple assault. In some cases, an injury need not have occurred for the criminal act to still be considered aggravated assault. Typically, any crime in New Jersey that includes an attempted murder, robbery, rape, or assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon is considered aggravated assault – and this is a felony in NJ that carries severe penalties.

If you have been arrested or if you are a suspect in an aggravated assault investigation, Hackensack criminal defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg can review your case and advise you on your options. For the past decade, he has represented hundreds of defendants charged with violent crimes in Hackensack, Paramus, Fort Lee, Garfield, Newark, and elsewhere in New Jersey, so he knows how to help you deal with this serious charge.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Aggravated Assault Is a Felony in New Jersey Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b

Aggravated assault is a crime classified as a felony in NJ, depending upon the circumstances of the case. According to N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b, aggravated assault is defined as an attempt to “cause serious bodily injury to another” or causing injury intentionally, knowingly or recklessly under “circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.” To get a conviction for aggravated assault, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant acted knowingly and recklessly. To prove that a person acted knowingly and recklessly in causing serious bodily harm to another person, one thing that will be considered is the use of a deadly weapon, such as a gun or a knife. Also considered will be whether the assault caused a risk of death and/or permanent loss, impairment, or disfigurement.

Often, aggravated assault charges are accompanied by criminal weapons charges that could bring more severe penalties. Moreover, many weapons offenses in New Jersey carry mandatory minimum terms of incarceration.

In the New Jersey criminal justice system, an aggravated assault differs greatly from simple assault charges. Aggravated assault is a felony that will be tried in superior court. If you are convicted of aggravated assault, you face a potential state prison sentence of up to ten (10) years. By contrast, simple assault is a disorderly person offense that will be handled in a municipal court and that carries significantly less severe penalties. If the assault was against a public employee or official such as a police officer, what would otherwise be considered a simple assault may rise to a charge of aggravated assault. Depending on the circumstances of your case, Bergen County criminal lawyer Adam M. Lustberg may be able to get your aggravated assault charge reduced to a simple assault charge. This would greatly lessen the potential penalties involved.

Penalties for an Aggravated Assault Conviction in Hackensack, New Jersey

When you are charged with aggravated assault, the degree of your offense will determine the penalties if you are convicted. Whether you are charged with a fourth degree, third degree, or second degree offense depends upon many factors, including:

4th Degree: Up to 18 months incarceration and a fine of $10,000.

3rd Degree: Mandatory 3-5 years incarceration and a fine of $15,000.

2nd Degree: Mandatory 5-10 years incarceration, a fine of $150,000, and no early release requiring you to serve 85% of your sentence before parole eligibility.

Contact us now!

We have years of experience in courts through NJ and NY and a proven track record of success in criminal cases.

A Powerful Defense Against Hackensack Aggravated Assault Charges Can Make the Difference Between a Prison Sentence and Your Freedom

During a trial, the prosecution must prove their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. With a competent, skilled NJ aggravated assault attorney on your side, some successful defense strategies may include proving the following:

If you’ve been charged with aggravated assault in New Jersey, it is critical that you have an attorney who can build a solid, aggressive defense against those accusations. If you are convicted of aggravated assault without an attorney who may have been able to negotiate reduced or dismissed charges or a reduced sentence, years of incarceration may be unavoidable.

Client Reviews
"If I could give Lustberg law offices more than 5 stars I would. Adam M. Lustberg is by far the best criminal defense attorney I have ever met. He is the most knowledgeable, professional, and highly respected in the area. Mr. Lustberg will go above and beyond to make sure he gets you the best possible outcome for your situation. Adam M. Lustberg fought long and hard for my mother and instead of her serving what could’ve been a 5-10 year sentence in jail, she got the minimum sentence of 364 days which is now downgraded to 6 months. Thank you Lustberg law offices for all your hard work! Everyone makes mistakes and Lustberg law offices are on your side."
"I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer, and quite frankly I was actually very surprised he was able to handle my case in the way it was done. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who needs a gentleman in his profession."
"Luckily ive only had to use mr.lustbergs services once but i will forever say he is the best lawyer in the world! He’s always available to answer any questions i have and is always happy to help even months after having all my charges dismissed. I’d give more then 5 stars if i could."
"I must say Out of all my experiences with Lawyers, doing business with Adam was the best. After first meeting Adam and informing him of my Situation, he reassured me that if there was a way out of it he would find a way. I was hesitant and decided to go to Trial. Adam handled my Trial as a true professional and Made sure every aspect was covered, and decided to go about my trial with the best angle Neccessary. I was acquitted on my Charge and 7 other charges were dismissed.. Best experience and feeling ever..THAnks For my Freedom ADAM!!!"
"I highly recommended Adam M. Lustberg! Adam is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He clearly knows everything there is to know about criminal law. He is a great communicator, and he gave my case his full attention. If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney, you can stop your search right here. Adam is the very best."
"I have a long history with the Lustberg Law Firm. Adam is highly experienced, a great communicator who will not keep an eye on the time when you are talking to him. He actually listens to the client and goes out of his way to understand your particular goal. Adam always replied to my emails, texts and phone calls. A professional in every respect. I recommend the Lustberg Law firm without any reservations."
Client Reviews
"If I could give Lustberg law offices more than 5 stars I would. Adam M. Lustberg is by far the best criminal defense attorney I have ever met. He is the most knowledgeable, professional, and highly respected in the area. Mr. Lustberg will go above and beyond to make sure he gets you the best possible outcome for your situation. Adam M. Lustberg fought long and hard for my mother and instead of her serving what could’ve been a 5-10 year sentence in jail, she got the minimum sentence of 364 days which is now downgraded to 6 months. Thank you Lustberg law offices for all your hard work! Everyone makes mistakes and Lustberg law offices are on your side."
"I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer, and quite frankly I was actually very surprised he was able to handle my case in the way it was done. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who needs a gentleman in his profession."
"Luckily ive only had to use mr.lustbergs services once but i will forever say he is the best lawyer in the world! He’s always available to answer any questions i have and is always happy to help even months after having all my charges dismissed. I’d give more then 5 stars if i could."
"I must say Out of all my experiences with Lawyers, doing business with Adam was the best. After first meeting Adam and informing him of my Situation, he reassured me that if there was a way out of it he would find a way. I was hesitant and decided to go to Trial. Adam handled my Trial as a true professional and Made sure every aspect was covered, and decided to go about my trial with the best angle Neccessary. I was acquitted on my Charge and 7 other charges were dismissed.. Best experience and feeling ever..THAnks For my Freedom ADAM!!!"
"I highly recommended Adam M. Lustberg! Adam is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He clearly knows everything there is to know about criminal law. He is a great communicator, and he gave my case his full attention. If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney, you can stop your search right here. Adam is the very best."
"I have a long history with the Lustberg Law Firm. Adam is highly experienced, a great communicator who will not keep an eye on the time when you are talking to him. He actually listens to the client and goes out of his way to understand your particular goal. Adam always replied to my emails, texts and phone calls. A professional in every respect. I recommend the Lustberg Law firm without any reservations."

Charged with Aggravated Assault in Newark, NJ? Contact Lustberg Law Today to Begin the Fight for Your Rights

Hackensack criminal attorney Adam M. Lustberg has a proven track record of more than a decade of effectively representing individuals accused of violent crimes in NJ, including aggravated assault and simple assault. Without a competent aggravated assault attorney helping you contest the charges, you may be incarcerated for years. With so much at stake, protect yourself now by calling or emailing Lustberg Law today to begin the fight to ensure the best odds for your freedom.

Schedule a Free Consultation Now
Call Now Button