Atlantic City Defense Lawyer for Assault on a Police Officer
Cape May and Atlantic Counties Aggravated Assault Attorney
If you have been accused of attacking or threatening a police officer who was on duty at the time of the incident, you may be facing the serious felony charge of aggravated assault. If you are convicted of this charge, you could end up going to state prison for a year or longer.
I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City criminal defense lawyer representing clients accused of aggravated assault on police officers. Don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation to discuss your options. I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County.
Carefully Investigating the Facts of Your Case to Fight Your Charges
Normally, you can only be charged with aggravated assault if you are accused of seriously injuring someone or using a weapon. However, any level of assault committed against an on-duty police officer is automatically considered to be aggravated.
The charge of assault on a police officer is used most often against people who are accused of using force or the threat of force to resist arrest on other charges.
Even if you are not accused of throwing a punch, you can be charged with aggravated assault for something as simple as sharply pulling away from or aiming a fist at an officer. The prosecutors do need to prove that you knew the person you were assaulting was an officer.
If you hire me to represent you, I will immediately begin investigating the facts of your case in order to build and advance a strong defense. To discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you against your aggravated assault charges, call me today at 609-390-4600.