Aggravated Assault is an indictable charge in New Jersey, generally involving serious bodily injury purposefully, and/or with indifference to human life, or using a deadly/dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily harm. A deadly weapon could be a gun, knife, bat, car, or any other dangerous item. Aggravated assault is can also charged in cases where a fire or explosion causes bodily injury.
A person is guilty of aggravated assault in New Jersey in following degrees of felonies if he/she:
Fourth degree aggravated assault
2C:12-1(b)(3) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon
Third degree aggravated assault
2C:12-1(b)(2) Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon;
2C:12-1(b)(7) Attempts to cause significant bodily injury to another or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such significant bodily injury
Second degree aggravated assault
2C:12-1(b)(1) Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury
2C:12-1(b)(6) Causes bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer in violation of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:29-2 or while operating a motor vehicle in violation of subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:20-10.