Aggravated Assault & Weapons Charges issued in Mercer County NJ

The Trenton Police Department has arrested and charged a twenty-three year old women with among other things, unlawful possession of a weapon. The Trenton Police department was initially called to the 100 Block of Eisenhower Ave on a report of a suspicious women carrying brandishing a weapon. When the police arrived on scene they were met by the first victim. She reported that she was sitting in her vehicle when an unknown women approached her vehicle and began kicking it. When she got out the vehicle to confront the suspect, she pulled out a knife and attempted to assault her with the knife. After a brief struggle, the suspect then fled the scene.

Based on that information the officers began canvasing the area looking for the suspect. They eventually found the suspect on the 200 block of Coolidage Ave. When they found the suspect she was being restrained by another women, who alleged that the suspect was breaking the windows on her house for some unknown reason.  The suspect was quickly apprehended by the officers and she was taken into custody. The Defendant will most likely be charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of criminal mischief, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. It is unclear at this point in time whether the prosecution has filed for a Detention Hearing. If they have, they will be seeking to detain the Defendant in the Mercer County jail, without bail, pending trial. In order to do so, the prosecution must establish by clear and convincing evidence that the in order to protect society, assure the Defendant’s appearance in court and/or prevent the Defendant from obstructing the prosecution of their case that the must be detained without bail. This is an extremely high burden and these hearing should always be contested. For more information on Detention Hearings, then please contact one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys then please contact us at 609-789-0779.

Aggravated Assault Lawyers in Trenton NJ

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense like simple assault, eluding, heroin possession, stalking, terroristic threats or served with a temporary restraining order, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. These are serious criminal charges and should not be taken lightly. If you would like to speak to one of the experienced Mercer County criminal defense attorneys on staff at Keith Oliver Criminal Law then please contact us directly at 609-789-0779. We defend clients in courts in towns throughout Mercer County including Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing, Robbinsville, Lawrence, West Windsor and East Windsor.

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Founding partner Keith G. Oliver has a passion for helping people who are caught up in the criminal justice system. He believes that everyone has a right to be presumed innocent, and that one mistake shouldn’t define a person forever. This passion drives Mr. Oliver to tirelessly fight for his clients and pursue the best possible outcome in every case.