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Assault on a Police Officer or Public Employee

Simple Assault can be Raised to Aggravated Assault when Against Certain Victims

Assault on a Police Officer Lawyer

If an individual commits a simple assault under N.J.S. 2C:12-1(a) upon certain types of people, their charge will be elevated to a more serious charge of aggravated assault. This classification of assault victims is based on certain types of public employment. A person is guilty of an aggravated assault if an ordinarily simple assault is committed against the following people:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Firemen (paid or volunteer)
  • Those engaged in emergency first-aid or medical services
  • School employees
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency employees
  • Judges
  • Public transportation employees
  • Department of Corrections employees
  • Utility company employees
  • Health care workers
  • Direct care workers

Call an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney About Your Assault Charge

If you have been charged with an assault charge in Ocean or Monmouth County, you should contact an attorney immediately. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. have significant experience in defending against criminal municipal court charges. Call (732) 709-7757 today for a free initial consultation. An experienced criminal law attorney will be able to discuss your charges with you in detail and answer any questions you may have. We represent clients facing criminal charges throughout Ocean and Monmouth County New Jersey.

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