Welfare Check in Manalapan Ends with Teenager Being Charged with Gun Offenses

Manalapan NJ Gun Charge Lawyer

A welfare check in Manalapan leads to a local teenager being arrested and charged with various indictable offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon. It is unclear at this point in time what spawned the welfare check request but when the officers arrived on scene is when the situation went from bad to worse. According to the Asbury Park Press, a struggle between the officers and the Defendant ensued. During the struggle, the officers alleged that the Defendant displayed a firearm. Following the brief struggle, the Defendant was taken into custody without incident.

As a result, he was placed under arrest and taken to the Monmouth County Jail pending his Central Judicial Processing Hearing. He was ultimately charged with the following offenses: aggravated assault on a police officer in the third degree; unlawful possession of a weapon in the second degree; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the second degree; possession of a defaced firearm in the second degree and resisting arrest in the third degree. Depending on Pretrial Services Assessment, the Monmouth County Prosecutor may seek to file for what is known as a Detention Hearing. If that is to occur, that means that the prosecution will be seeking to convince the Judge that the Defendant must be detained, without bail, pending trial. For more information on detention hearings, please click the link provided above.

Aggravated Assault on Police Officer Charge Lawyer in Manalapan NJ

Aggravated assault on a police officer is a third degree felony offense in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing anywhere from three to five years in prison and a fine not to exceed $15,000. It does not take much to be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer in New Jersey. What ordinarily would have been considered a simple assault (misdemeanor), is elevated to an aggravated assault (felony), simply based on the status (police officer) of the “victim”. For more information on aggravated assault on a police officer charge in New Jersey, including what exactly the prosecution must prove in order to obtain a conviction, please click the link.

 Manalapan NJ Assault Defense Attorney

Keith Oliver Criminal Law is a Monmouth County based criminal defense firm that has been defending individuals accused of serious indictable offenses like aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, heroin possession, eluding, unlawful possession of a gun and those served with a restraining order in courts throughout the County for the better part of the last decade. If you or a loved one has unfortunately found yourself being charged with a criminal offense and would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys today, then please contact our Middletown Office at 732.858.6959 or you can try contacting us online. We serve all of Monmouth County, including towns like Howell, Middletown, Holmdel, Hazlet, Belmar, Freehold, Matawan and Aberdeen.

For more information on this incident, please checkout the Asbury Park Press’s article labeled Manalapan teen flashes gun, gets arrested: Cops.

Author: Keith G. Oliver

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.