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.

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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.

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