Third degree assault is the most serious form of assault. It is not a felony and does not carry a prison sentence, but it is still considered a crime. In New Jersey, third degree assault carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and/or $150,000 fine if convicted.
If you are facing sexual assault charges or other states where this charge exists then we want you to know what your options are so that we can help you get through this difficult process as quickly as possible without having to go through trial unnecessarily
Third Degree Assault
Assault is the act of physically attacking someone. Assault can be committed in a variety of ways, including CSC third degree:
- Intentionally touching another person without consent (or with their consent if they are unconscious). This includes grabbing someone’s arm or body, shoving them, and even grabbing them by the hair. In this case you’ll be facing assault third degree because your actions were intended to cause physical contact that is insulting or offensive rather than harmful.
- Intentionally causing bodily harm to another person by throwing objects at them without warning (e.g., throwing rocks at someone). This type of assault is also considered third degree because you did not intend for this act to cause serious injury but instead wanted only minor annoyance from someone else’s reaction; however it still qualifies as being “intentional” due to its seriousness!
1st Degree Assault
1st degree assault is a more serious crime than 2nd degree assault, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $50,000. It also carries an additional punishment, depending on how much damage was caused:
- If your victim suffers serious bodily harm (as defined by law), you could face up to 20 years in prison and $20 million in fines.
- If your victim dies as a result of your actions or if someone else dies due to your actions (but not intentionally), you could face up to 15 years in prison with no parole eligibility until completion or 10 years with parole eligibility after release from prison
2nd Degree Assault
Assault with a deadly weapon is any assault involving the use of a deadly weapon.
- Assault by auto: A person commits this crime when he or she assaults another person by intentionally hitting, pushing, shoving or kicking him or her in an unprovoked manner.
- Assault by pointing firearm: A person commits this crime when he or she points a loaded firearm at another person without lawful justification and causes serious bodily injury as a result. It does not matter whether he or she pulls the trigger of his/her weapon; it is only considered if there was intent to shoot someone else (i.e., fire an actual bullet)
3rd Degree Assault
The term “serious bodily injury” means impairment of physical condition, including but not limited to:
- loss or impairment of vision;
- loss of a limb;
- organ damage which involves an impairment of bodily function and causes death or serious bodily injury; or
- any other injury involving permanent disfigurement, extreme pain, protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ.
The penalties for second-degree criminal sexual conduct are more severe than those of third-degree sexual assault and can include life imprisonment if you’re convicted of aggravated criminal sexual contact with someone under age 13 (or 16). Third-degree crimes like forcible touching or public lewdness are also considered serious offenses; they carry maximum sentences ranging from five years to 15 years depending on the severity of your behavior.
If you’ve been accused of any type of criminal activity–whether it’s theft or violence against another person–you need an experienced attorney who understands how these charges affect your future plans in life and how they could impact your life now that they’ve been levied against you by law enforcement officials who intend on seeing justice served upon every defendant whom appears before them during their time spent behind bars awaiting trial proceedings before being sentenced accordingly.