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Pointing a Firearm

New Jersey Pointing a Firearm Defense Attorney

In New Jersey, pointing a firearm is a very serious offenses. If convicted, besides facing incarceration, a criminal record for this type of aggravated assault charge may lead employers and others to believe that you are a violent person.

Pointing a firearm charge may be a fourth, third or second degree crime depending on the circumstances of the offense. Regardless of the specific pointing of a firearm charge, circumstances or the location of the court, our New Jersey defense attorneys will fight for you to achieve the results you want for you and your family!

With an office in New Brunswick, our criminal defense attorneys are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to begin your aggressive defense.

Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys have a long track record of successfully defending clients charged with a wide variety of aggravated assault charges. When presented by an aggressive, capable and experienced lawyer, defenses such as self defense and intoxication can be used to defeat the charges against you.

A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he:

Fourth Degree

2C:12-1(b)(4) Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm, as defined in section 2C:39-1 f., at or in the direction of another, whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded; or (4th)

Third Degree

2C:12-1(b)(9) Knowingly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, points or displays a firearm, as defined in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer; or

2C:12-1(b)(10) Knowingly points, displays or uses an imitation firearm, as defined in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-1, at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer with the purpose to intimidate, threaten or attempt to put the officer in fear of bodily injury or for any unlawful purpose; or

2C:12-1(b)(11) Uses or activates a laser sighting system or device, or a system or device which, in the manner used, would cause a reasonable person to believe that it is a laser sighting system or device, against a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties while in uniform or exhibiting evidence of his authority.

Our New Jersey criminal defense lawyers can represent you with regard to any of these assault charges:

  • Simple Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Assault by Auto
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Endangering an Injured Victim
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Stalking
  • Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Throwing Bodily Fluid

From Newark to Trenton, Jersey City to Atlantic City, our assault defense lawyers will fight you in any court in New Jersey. With an office in New Brunswick, our team of tough, smart criminal defense lawyers are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to begin the fight against your charges!