Assault Crimes

Murfreesboro Assault Crimes Lawyer

Assault and battery are among the more common crimes that occur in Tennessee. While “assault and battery” have been viewed as two separate crimes in the past, Tennessee includes battery under its assault laws.

Assault generally refers to causing or threatening to cause harm to another. As such, it can be deemed an aggressive or violent act against others and thus is taken seriously by the courts. This means you should turn to a reliable criminal defense lawyer to help you combat charges and their resulting penalties. 

At Parkerson Law, our defense lawyer spent years as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting such crimes as assault. Mr. Parkerson understands both sides of the law as it is handled in the courts. He can use his prosecutorial and defense experience to develop a legal strategy in pursuit of the best possible outcome. 

Get a free case assessment from our Murfreesboro assault and battery attorney. You can reach us on our contact form or at (615) 392-3012

Assault & Battery Charges in Tennessee

The legal definition of assault in Tennessee includes 1. intentionally causing physical injury to another person, 2. intentionally causing another to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury, or 3. intentionally causing physical contact with another person that a reasonable person would regard as offensive or provocative.

Examples include: 1. Jane purposefully strikes Jack with a baseball bat, causing him to sustain a broken arm. In this scenario, Jane clearly intended to cause harm and went through with the action, leading to Jack’s injury.

Continue Reading Read Less
Our Testimonials

Hear From Our Happy Clients

  • "You're Not Just A Number"
    From the very first meeting, Thomas showed understanding, knowledge and patience to help us navigate a whole new experience for us. At no time did we feel we were just a case number with Thomas and his staff.
    - Mary M.
  • "10/10!"
    My experience with Thomas Parkerson was great! He is the best! Extremely knowledgeable, and very attentive. Would 10/10 recommend!
    - Madison D.
  • "Caring and Attentive"
    Mr. Parkerson is an amazing attorney and my experience with him was wonderful. He is caring and attentive, and was very thorough when speaking with me about my case, making sure I understood all of my options clearly.
    - Marie M.
  • "Mr. Parkerson is an excellent attorney. He not only saved me from going to jail, he got most of the charges against me dropped. He was always caring, and understanding."
    - Brandy N.

Tennessee Domestic Assault 

A specific form of assault known as domestic assault is an assault against a victim who is a family or household member, including spouses, former spouses, people who are dating or have dated, or people who live or have lived together. 

For instance, if Alex, during a heated argument, intentionally hits his spouse, causing physical harm, Alex could be charged with domestic assault. Penalties for domestic assault can include jail time up to 11 months and 29 days and/or fines up to $2,500, along with mandatory participation in a batterer’s intervention program.

Repeat offenses of domestic assault can lead to harsher penalties. For example, two prior convictions could lead to felony charges. 

Get Help from Parkerson Law

At our firm, we understand the serious implications of an assault charge. With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, our attorney has the insight, knowledge, and skill to build a strong defense on your behalf. 

If you or a loved one is facing an assault charge anywhere in middle Tennessee, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.

Call us at (615) 392-3012 or reach out on our contact form to get started.

 Continue Reading Read Less
Parkerson Law

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Track Record of Excellence
    With a defense portfolio that spans close to ten thousand cases, Parkerson Law has a proven track record of success.
  • Decades of Experience

    With over 20 years of dedicated practice, Parkerson Law brings a wealth of experience to every case.

  • Former Prosecutor Advantage

    With a background as a former prosecutor, Thomas Parkerson skillfully navigates your defense and anticipates strategies.

  • Client-Centered Compassion

    At Parkerson Law, our clients are more than just cases. We approach each situation with genuine compassion and a commitment to helping them navigate challenges.

Parkerson Law

Contact Us Today

Get Started With Your Personalized Legal Strategy

Questions? Ready to get started? Call us at (615) 392-3012 or fill out the form below.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy