Have you been arrested and charged with an act of domestic violence in Mercer County? If so, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys defend those accused of acts of domestic violence like aggravated assault, criminal mischief, simple assault, terroristic threats as well as temporary restraining orders in courts throughout the county. To set up a free initial consultation today, then please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 or you can try contacting us online. Now here is an article about a recent domestic violence incident that took place in the City of Trenton earlier this month.
Charged with Domestic Violence in Mercer County?
A forty year old male from the City of Trenton was arrested and charged with several acts of domestic violence following an incident that took place in early February. Apparently during the early morning hours of February 6th the Defendant showed up at the victims house unannounced, which sparked a heated verbal argument. That verbal argument quickly escalated into a physical altercation when the Defendant punched the victim in the face. Upon being punched in the face, the victim attempted to retreat back inside her home at which point the Defendant kicked in the door and continued assaulting her. It wasn’t until the victim called the police that the Defendant stopped the assault and fled the scene.
Since the Defendant fled the scene, the officers were only able to issue a warrant for his arrest on the sixth. However, on the eleventh the officers were able to finally catch up to the Defendant and place him under arrest. The Defendant was formally charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. Also, it has been reported that the Defendant was also arrested earlier this year on heroin possession and distribution charges.
Trenton Aggravated Assault Lawyers
Aggravated assault is considered an indictable offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a felony. Pursuant to NJSA 2C:12-1b, aggravated assault can either be considered a 2nd, 3rd or 4th degree felony offense. The type of injury in question and the “status” of the victim (i.e. police officer) is what will determine what degree a Defendant is charged with. It is also important to note here that pursuant to the statute, a Defendant can be charged with the aggravated assault based on an attempted to cause theory. In other words, if the Defendant attempted to cause serious bodily injury to another but failed to actually cause serious bodily injury, they can still be charged with aggravated assault in the 2nd degree. For more information on assault charges in Mercer County, please click the link.
Facing a Domestic Violence Charge in Mercer County?
It is no secret that the prosecution takes domestic violence offenses very seriously. That is just one of the many reasons that if you find yourself being charged with an act of domestic violence in Mercer County, you should speak to a knowledgeable defense attorney as soon as possible. To speak to one of our criminal lawyers today about your options, please contact us at 609-789-0779. Our office serves all of Mercer County, including Lawrence, East Windsor, West Windsor, Hamilton, Ewing, Hopewell, Princeton and Robbinsville.
For more information on this incident, please checkout the Trentonian’s article labeled Alleged heroin dealer arrested for domestic violence.