Mr. Porreca represented a woman who was charged in Morris County Superior Court with Aggravated Assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(12); Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(d) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(d).
This case arose from a domestic violence situation in which the client was alleged to have stabbed her husband in the abdomen, resulting in serious bodily injuries. After negotiating with the prosecutor, Mr. Porreca was able to secure a plea to Fourth Degree Aggravated Assault under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(3) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(d). This client was only sentenced to probation with a domestic violence counseling requirement.