What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Jersey
Long story short - Last October, me and my friend had an incident happen where her ex-bf stabbed both of us causing injuries to my hand and stab wounds all over her body and hands as well. We were saved thanks to neighbors who hit him with a bat over his head to get him off my friend. December he had a bail hearing date in which he did not show up for. He has been in jail since the incident on only 25,000 bail. He had an arraignment on the 26th of January where he plead not guilty.He's scheduled for a status conference on the 8th of this month.
I have scanned a paper from the prosecutor's office that explains all the charges he has received. You can view it here [url]http://img.red-demon.com/images/chargeuru.jpg[/url]
My question is why has he not been charged with attempt to murder and premeditated murder? He had 2 knives with him and threatened to kill her and would've killed me too had he not been stopped. What can I do to make sure he gets attempt to murder charge? I tried contacting the prosecutor last week about this but I have not received a call back yet, I'm going to call again tomorrow. Until then, any advice would be appreciated. This guy has been harassing her for over 2 months via phone and in person prior to the incident. She has a restraining order against him, but I'm afraid he will finish what he started once he gets out of jail. Also, what is the max jail time do you think he will get with the current charges?