Two Men Injured in Shooting in Jersey City, NJ
Gun violence in Jersey City continues as there were several shootings recently. If you have been accused of a gun crime in Jersey City, Hudson County and you need a lawyer, contact our offices now for immediate assistance at 201-614-2474.
Two men recently suffered gunshot wounds in Jersey City. The men were shot on Saturday morning, May 19, and remain hospitalized with serious injuries, according to sources. Officials indicated that the men were shot multiple times and were later found in the backyard of a home.
No arrests have been reported in the shooting.
If the shooter or shooters are eventually arrested, they may face the following criminal charges:
- Attempted murder. A person can be convicted of attempt to commit a crime if he or she purposely engages in conduct which would constitute the crime if the attendant circumstances were as a reasonable person would believe them to be; or when causing a particular result is an element of the crime, does or omits to do anything with the purpose of causing such result without further conduct on his part; or purposely does or omits to do anything which, under the circumstances as a reasonable person would believe them to be, is an act or omission constituting a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in his commission of the crime. A person can be found guilty of murder if the person purposely or knowingly causes death or serious bodily injury which results in the death of another.
- Aggravated assault. A person can be convicted of aggravated assault if he or she 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.
- Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. An individual can be prosecuted if he or she has in their possession any firearm and uses it unlawfully against another person or property.
Jersey City Gun Charges – Need a Lawyer
Accordingly, if you or someone you know, is facing criminal charges for a weapons offense in New Jersey, it’s vital that you retain an experienced attorney.