Assault

Murfreesboro Assault Attorney

A defense attorney is crucial when faced with assault charges

Allegations of assault can not only ruin a person’s reputation, but they can also potentially expose them to a laundry list of harsh penalties.

For this reason, it is imperative that a defendant retain the services of a powerful defense attorney in order to protect their freedom. If you are currently facing charges of assault in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law is prepared to aggressively defend your freedom.

 

A former prosecutor, Joshua T. Crain Attorney at Law can use its invaluable insight to pick apart the opposition’s case and maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome. Backed by a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and a two-time inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list, he is willing to go the distance on your behalf and stand by your side during this difficult time.

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An overview of assault charges in Tennessee

Legally speaking, assault is a violent crime that involves the act of intentionally putting another person in a situation where they reasonably expect to receive some sort of harmful or offensive contact.

 

A person commits assault when they do any of the following:

  1. Intentionally, recklessly, or knowingly cause someone else to suffer bodily injury
  2. Cause someone else to suffer reasonable fear of injury
  3. Cause physical contact that someone else would find offensive or provocative

Under this definition, you do not need to actually make contact with someone in order to be charged. Simply raising your fist to someone but not actually striking them can lead to an assault charge, which is a Class A misdemeanor. If the assault in question actually caused serious injury and was committed with the use of a deadly weapon, this is a much serious charge of aggravated assault and a felony offense.

 

Penalties for an assault conviction are as follows:

  • For simple assault, up to $5,000 in fines and one year in jail
  • For aggravated assault, up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • For domestic assault, jail time, protection orders, or loss of parental rights

Aggravated assault in Tennessee

In the state of Tennessee, you can face felony charges for aggravated assault. Assault is considered to be aggravated based on several circumstances including knowingly, intentionally or recklessly causing serious physical injury.

 

Possible penalties for an aggravated assault conviction in Tennessee include:

 

  • Class C felony: up to a $10,000 fine and 3 to 15 years in prison
  • Class D felony: up to a $5,000 fine and 2 to 12 years in prison
  • Class A misdemeanor: up to a $2,500 fine and 11 months to 29 days in jail

 

You may also be required to pay restitution to pay for any expenses that the victim had because of the assault such as counseling or medical treatment.

Why Choose Joshua T. Crain as your attorney?

With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and ranking among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Mr. Crain knows what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome for your case. He has handled thousands of cases successfully and has earned a long list of positive reviews from satisfied clients.

 

During your initial consultation, Mr. Crain will help you understand how the law applies to your situation and provide you with a clear path forward. Making use of the right legal strategies in your family law case is every bit as important as knowing the law, which is why hiring an experienced Murfreesboro family law attorney is of critical importance.

Schedule your consultation today and call (615) 200-9409 or contact our firm online.