Somerset County Man Charged With Aggravated Assault for Ramming

I never get over individuals who snap and decide to use their car as a weapon.  This is precisely what was reported by the Home News recently about a Plainfield man.  The assailant swerved into his girlfriend's vehicle on Route 22, sending the car into a spin.  A police officer happened to be in the area and witnessed the incident.  The rogue driver has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Continue Reading...

NJ Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident

A Lakewood New Jersey man has been charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The charge stems from a Jackson car accident that resulted in the death of a motorist struck by the defendant. Bail has been set at $150,000. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, an individual is guilty of a second degree crime where he knowingly leaves the scene of a fatal accident. In order to Continue Reading...

Aggravated Assault Charges Filed Against Westfield Woman

I have posted many times on the subject of Assault by Auto in DWI cases. Many individuals may think that these types of charges only effect "problem" individuals. This interpretation could not be more off base and, if you read the StarLedger recently, you would have witnessed this first hand. In this regard, a 55 year old woman from Westfield, who never had any problems with the law previously, Continue Reading...

NJ Aggravated Assault Law – N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)

A person is guilty of Aggravated Assault if he: Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury; or Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or Recklessly causes bodily Continue Reading...

Union County Assault Charge Offers Good Illustration of NJ Law

The Star Ledger published a brief article Thursday regarding a Simple Assault committed by a Roselle High School student.  The incident offers an interesting example as to how a NJ Simple Assault Charge can be transformed into a much more serious offense of Aggravated Assault when the victim involves a member of a protected class of individuals.  A protected class not only includes police officers Continue Reading...