Domestic Assaults

Murfreesboro Domestic Assault Lawyer

Domestic assault, also known as domestic violence, occurs when an assault takes place against someone who is related by blood, marriage, a dating relationship, or even a roommate of the defendant. Assaults can be caused by inflicting physical bodily injury to another person, creating physical contact with another person that is extremely offensive or provocative, or causing another person to fear imminent bodily injury. In other words, no actual physical contact has to take place in order for someone to be charged with assault.

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Penalties for Domestic Assault in Tennessee

Domestic assault charges are taken very seriously by the State of Tennessee, and, if you are convicted of one of these crimes, you could face time in jail or prison, costly fines, a protection order against you, and even the loss of your parental rights. In addition to this, having a conviction on your permanent criminal record will cause strains in your personal relationships and affect your ability to maintain or find employment.

A domestic relationship is considered to be any of the following:

  • Spouse
  • Former spouse
  • Person with whom you have children
  • Any person related by blood or marriage
  • Roommate

With so much at stake, it should go without saying that finding a trustworthy and aggressive Murfreesboro domestic assault attorney to take on your case should be a top priority.

What is the Sentence for Domestic Assault in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, a conviction of domestic assault can result in serious penalties.

Possible penalties for domestic assault include:

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

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.