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

A person is guilty of Aggravated Assault if he:

  1. 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
  2. Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
  3. Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
  4. Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm…; or
  5. Commits a simple assault [on a law enforcement officer performing his duties, a fireman performing his duties, a first aid person performing his duties, a school board employ, a DYFS worker, or a Judge];
  6. Causes bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in violation of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:29-2 or while operating a motor vehicle in violation of subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:20-10. or
  7. Attempts to cause significant bodily injury to another or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such significant bodily injury; or
  8. Causes bodily injury by knowingly or purposely starting a fire or causing an explosion in violation of N.J.S.2C:17-1…; or
  9. Knowingly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, points or displays a firearm, as defined in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer; or
  10. Knowingly points, displays or uses an imitation firearm, as defined in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer with the purpose to intimidate, threaten or attempt to put the officer in fear of bodily injury or for any unlawful purpose.