Atlantic City Aggravated Assault Lawyer Defending Clients in Atlantic & Cape May County
Cape May, Atlantic County, & Wildwood Criminal Defense Attorney
While any assault charge is a serious matter, an aggravated assault charge can have particularly harsh penalties. If you have been charged with aggravated assault in New Jersey, you need an attorney who is prepared to defend you against these serious accusations.
I am John W. Tumelty, an Atlantic City aggravated assault criminal defense lawyer representing clients in Cape May County, Atlantic County and other counties in South Jersey. Don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation to discuss what I can do to defend you against your assault charges.
Understanding What Makes an Assault Charge Aggravated
If you have been accused of committing assault and battery with any of the following aggravating factors, you may be facing felony charges, which could potentially result in a state prison sentence of a year or more in addition to other consequences such as fines and probation.
- Serious injuries: If you are accused of intentionally hurting someone, the severity of that person’s injuries may be enough to elevate your charges to aggravated assault.
- Use of a weapon: Any use of a deadly weapon in an assault — even if you are only accused of pointing it at someone — is considered an aggravating factor.
- Assault on a police officer: Any level of assault on an on-duty police officer is automatically considered aggravated due to that person’s status of an officer.
Aggravated assault is a very serious criminal charge. I have more than 30 years of New Jersey criminal law experience and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. To make sure you get the aggressive defense you deserve, call me today at 609-390-4600.