According to authorities, a Ewing man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and firearms violations. Hamilton Police say that 27 year-old Donald Robinson fired at a man in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Norman Court at around 11:15pm on Friday. Officer David Borniszewski was a block away when he heard the gunshots. He arrived seconds later to find a man and woman running toward him, allegedly fleeing the shooting, and then man was wounded. Detectives identified Robinson as the shooter and arrested him at his home with the help of NJ State Police and US Marshals task force. A motive behind the shooting was not known. The suspect was also a convicted felon and should not have had a firearm. Click here to read more at www.nj.com.
The state of New Jersey handles aggravated assault cases very seriously and penalties can be severe.
Aggravated assault under paragraph 1 or 6 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 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 paragraph 2, 7, 9, 10 or 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, punishable by a period of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Aggravated assault under paragraph 3 or 4 is a crime of the fourth degree.
Aggravated assault under paragraph 12 or 13 is a crime of the third degree, but the presumption of non-imprisonment for a first offense of a crime of the third degree does not apply.
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 defending countless individuals charged with aggravated assault in towns like Wayne, Clifton and Paterson. She is committed to ensuring your rights are protected in court and that you receive the best possible outcome. Contact her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.