Attorneys for Domestic Assault and Aggravated Assault Accusations
Aggressive Criminal Defense to Defend Your Assault Charge
Domestic assault can have serious legal consequences, even if the couple reconciles prosecutors may still pursue criminal charges against the alleged domestic assault. If you have been accused of battery, stalking, harassment, or other domestic violence charges, you need advice and representation of experienced criminal attorneys that handle these cases. Are you seeking an order of protection or defending against one, there are options and choices you need to know before having a hearing. The State of Tennessee has enacted tougher punishments and consequences for domestic assault.
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Understanding how to defend against unfounded charges and false accusations. Sometimes charges stem from divorce or custody issues and can affect your parental rights. You need lawyers ready to fight for your rights and the dismissal of the charges.
Domestic Assault Convictions Can Affect Your Ability To Work And Spend Time With Your Family
Assault is one of the most common violent crimes. That does not diminish the seriousness of the consequences, however. Depending on the facts of the case, it can be a Class A or Class B misdemeanor. Being charged with a Class B misdemeanor can result in imprisonment for up to 6 months, a fine of up to $500, or both. Likewise, the more serious Class A misdemeanors can leave one imprisoned for up to 11 months and 29 days, a fine up to $2,500, or both.
[pullquote]Even though most people may think of assault as a physical crime, the legal definition does not always require bodily contact. A person commits assault when they intentionally, knowingly causes offensive physical contact with another person. They can also commit assault when they intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury, or even fear of imminent bodily injury.[/pullquote]
Assault is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the person causes offensive or provocative physical contact, in which case the assault is a Class B misdemeanor. Other facts, such as the person who is assaulted and their relation to the assaulter may alter the fines and sentencing.
This is the generic misdemeanor assault offense. Bodily injury, broadly speaking, can include cuts, physical pain, illness or impairment. Offensive physical contact is that which a reasonable person would consider extremely offensive or provocative. Since bodily injury is more harmful than physical contact, it is punished if done intentionally, knowingly or recklessly. Both fear of bodily injury and physical contact must be done intentionally or knowingly to constitute assault; recklessness is not sufficient.
The variety of circumstances which can enhance the consequences of an assault underscore the need for effective representation. If you have been accused of assault, you do not have to plead guilty. However, you will need to understand how being accused of assault can affect your rights to firearms and even your job. Brooks Law Firm will be with you every step of the way to handle your domestic assault charge with the utmost care and make sure you can move on with your life. Call an experienced domestic violence attorney in Memphis and Shelby County, TN today.
Aggravated assault (also known as agg assault) is when someone intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly commits an assault which results in serious bodily injury to another, death, or involves the use a deadly weapon.
[pullquote]Even displaying a deadly weapon during an assault could be considered an aggravated assault. Strangulation, or even attempted strangulation is also considered aggravated assault.[/pullquote]
A parent, or custodian of a child or parent, can be guilty of aggravated assault or aggravated child abuse if they intentionally or knowingly fail or refuse to protect the child or adult from an aggravated assault. When people with restraining orders, on diversion or probation, in any way cause or attempt to cause an assault, it is considered an aggravated assault.
Patrick Brooks Law Firm, Experienced Criminal Defense
Brooks Law Firm is dedicated to giving you the best criminal defense and criminal assault attorneys that money can buy. Our dedicated assault attorneys will always fight hard for you in court. Brooks Law Firm will make sure you understand all the options available and give you the chance to have the domestic violence charge dismissed.
[pullquote]Have you been arrested and charged with Domestic Assault? Do you have to plead guilty? NO. [/pullquote]
Here at the Patrick Brooks Law Firm we make sure your voice is heard. We can guide you through the often confusing criminal process. Our goal is to Protect your rights, raise all your defenses and give you the best chance of having your charges dismissed. Your initial consultation is free. Sometimes it is imperative we meet in jail or even the police station to protect your rights. We are dedicated to providing the highest degree of representation with prompt and diligent attention to detail. Most people have only one chance to hire the right attorney. Here at Patrick Brooks Law Firm we make sure you know all the facts and information regarding your charges to help in making that decision easier. Our Domestic Assault attorneys will defend your charges diligently. Domestic assault charges can have far-reaching implications and must be dealt with in a expedient and competent manner.
Don’t let Domestic Assault Charges ruin your life
If you have been accused of domestic assault it can be scary and confusing. Do you have to plead guilty to your Domestic assault charge? NO. You will need to understand how being accused of domestic violence can affect your rights to firearms and your even your job. Patrick Brooks Law Firm will be with you every step of the way and handle your domestic assault charge with the utmost care and make sure you can move on with your life. Call an experienced domestic violence attorney in Memphis and Shelby County, TN today.