In New Jersey, aggravated assault is serious business. If you use a weapon, the stakes are even higher. In fact, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) stipulates that anyone involved in a fight where a weapon is used (even if they aren’t the main fighter) could face up to 10 years in NJ State Prison.
A case in Hammonton, NJ is a great example of how misunderstandings can end in lengthy prison sentences. According to authorities, at least 10 people involved in the brawl could face prison time if charged and convicted. However, no arrests have been made at this time.
Hammonton, NJ police are investigating a fight that left two people with stab wounds. Police officers responded to a report of a large fight near a North Second Street residence. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found several individuals who were injured.
Police indicated that one of the victims had been stabbed in the leg. It was unclear where the other victim had been stabbed. Both injured parties were transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center satellite emergency department, which is located in Hammonton.
If you or someone you know is facing charges of aggravated assault, contact the Atlantic City, NJ Law Offices of John W. Tumelty for experienced representation.