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Aggravated Assault

Bergen County Aggravated Assault Attorney

Facing Assault Charges in New Jersey?

Have you been charged with aggravated assault or another violent crime in New Jersey? Violent crimes carry the potential for serious criminal penalties, including the possibility of jail or prison time as well as the loss of certain rights.

If you are facing criminal charges for a violent crime, including assault or aggravated assault, contact an experienced New Jersey assault lawyer at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC. We are pleased to represent adults and juveniles throughout central and northern New Jersey in criminal law matters.*

What Is Assault?

Assault is a crime that can involve verbal, physical, or psychological interference with another person without their consent. Assault charges can vary from misdemeanors to felonies, and the penalties can include jail time, fines, community service, and probation. The severity of the penalties depends on the jurisdiction as well as the specifics of the case. In general, assault involves inflicting fear or violence upon another person with the intent to harm them emotionally or physically.

What`s The Difference Between Assault & Aggravated Assault?

Aggravated assault is considered to be a much more serious offense as it involves a deadly weapon or extreme physical force. Aggravated assault is prosecuted as a felony offense and can lead to significant prison sentences, fines, and other penalties. The difference between assault and aggravated assault lies in the severity of the intent to cause harm and disregard for human life.

Arrested for assault? Speak with our New Jersey assault lawyer to discuss your defense options today. 

Our firm handles all violent crimes, including:

If you have been arrested for a violent crime, the attorney you choose is significant. Protect your rights and your future by contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC.

Contact our Assault Lawyer in Bergen County

Attorney Joseph R. Donahue is an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer who has a proven record of success in criminal cases. He has learned invaluable lessons about court procedure and the law as a former prosecutor. Over the course of his 20+ years of legal practice, Mr. Donahue has represented hundreds of clients in a wide range of criminal matters in municipal, state, and federal court.

To speak with a New Jersey assault lawyer or schedule a free consultation at our law office in New Jersey, call (201) 574-7919. For online assistance, contact us by e-mail.

* Proudly serving Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Morris County, Middlesex County, Hackensack, Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown, Union City, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge and Wyckoff.

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Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.