Assault – NJSA 2C:12-1

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Assault – NJSA 2C:12-1

Simple Assault.  A person is guilty of assault if he:

Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or

Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.

Aggravated assault.  A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he:

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; or

Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm at or in the direction of another, whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded; or

Causes bodily injury to another person while fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer; or

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; or

Causes bodily injury by knowingly or purposely starting a fire or causing an explosion; or

Knowingly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, points or displays a firearm at or in the direction of a law enforcement officer; or

Knowingly points, displays or uses an imitation firearm, 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

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; or

Attempts to cause significant bodily injury or causes significant bodily injury purposely or knowingly or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, recklessly causes significant bodily injury to a person who, with respect to the actor, meets the definition of a victim of domestic violence.

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