A man was arrested on Sunday for an incident that he had been wanted for since July. According to authorities, 39 year-old Young Min Choi called the Palisades Park Police requesting help for a medical issue. When Police responded, they recognized Choi from a ‘wanted’ poster as an assault suspect. Choi is accused of allegedly assaulting a man outside of the Rock 21 Club on Bergen Boulevard back in July. Choi allegedly left the man in the roadway where he was then run over by a passing vehicle. Choi was subsequently arrested and brought to the Bergen County Jail where he is being held on a second degree assault charge. Click here to read more at www.northjersey.com.
Aggravated Assault is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b, and has many sections. The penalties for aggravated assault can be severe and are as follows:
Aggravated assault under paragraph 1 is a crime of the second degree, punishable by a period of between 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, with 85% to be served under the No Early Release Act (NERA).
Aggravated assault under paragraph 6 is a crime of the second degree, punishable by a period of between 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Aggravated assault under paragraph 8 is a crime of the second degree if the victim suffers significant or serious bodily injury; otherwise, it is a crime of the third degree.
Aggravated assault under paragraphs 2, 7, 9, 10, and 11 is a crime of the third degree, punishable by a period of between 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Aggravated assault under paragraph 5 is a crime of the third degree if the victim suffers bodily injury; otherwise it is a crime of the fourth degree.
Aggravated assault under paragraphs 3 and 4 is a crime of the fourth degree, punishable by a period of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
As to what constitutes bodily injury, significant bodily injury, and serious bodily injury, see the Related Definitions Subsection (codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1).
If you or a loved one is charged with aggravated assault, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa D. Hascup is skilled and experienced at representing countless individuals charged with assault throughout the state of New Jersey in cities like Paterson, Clifton, and Wayne. She is committed to ensuring your rights are protected in court and that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Call her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.