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Domestic Violence Attorney in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Being accused of domestic violence, whether formally or not, is never an easy allegation to overcome. If you have been arrested for domestic violence in Tennessee, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to take over as the leader in your case. At The Daubenspeck Law Office, I utilize my past experience as a district attorney to help my clients build a strong and effective defense. No matter what your circumstances may be, I will be in your corner and help you fight for your justice. Reach out to me if you are facing domestic violence charges in the areas of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Cannon County, Rutherford County, Williamson County, and Wilson County, Tennessee, to schedule a free consultation. 

Why Do You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Some people believe that if they are “honest or cooperate” with the police officers that they will not be severely punished. That could not be further from the truth. Police officers will use everything you say against you to make your sentence more severe. That is why you need to talk to a criminal defense attorney before anyone else. They will represent you.

Before opening my own law firm, I worked as an assistant district attorney in Tennessee. With that experience, I am now able to more accurately predict how the prosecutors will build the case against you so that you can have a strong defense. No matter how extreme the domestic violence charges may be, I am in your corner and will provide you with responsive and honest representation. To discuss your case, reach out to me in Murfreesboro. 

Defining Domestic Violence in Tennessee

While domestic abuse can be used broadly, domestic violence in Tennessee can be defined as: 

  • Deliberately, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily harm to a member of your family or household. 

  • Causing a person to fear either imminent bodily injury or death 

  • Provocatively or offensively physically contacting a person 

Tennessee law defines family or household members as: 

  • Current or former spouse 

  • Current or former partners (dating or sexual) 

  • Current or former roommates 

  • Legal family members (by blood or adoption) 

  • Currently or formerly related by marriage (extended family) 

  • Parents 

  • Children 

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Aggravated Assault

In more serious cases, you can be charged with aggravated assault if your case involves: 

  • Serious bodily injury – If the injury involves broken bones, disfigurement, loss of limb, or anything that requires surgery or hospitalization, you could be charged with aggravated assault.

  • Deadly weapon – If any object, such as a firearm, knife, or any other instrument was used to cause physical harm or to threaten the other person, that could be considered aggravated assault.

  • Strangulation – Cutting off a person’s breathing or blood flow constitutes an aggravated assault.

No matter how serious your domestic violence charges may be, I will fight for you. As your criminal defense attorney, I will tell your story and seek the best outcome possible. Reach out to me in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and schedule your free consultation. I also serve the areas of Smyrna, La Vergne, Wilson County, and Williamson County, Tennessee.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Tennessee

Depending on the circumstances, domestic violence can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.  

  • Class A Misdemeanor – To be convicted of a Class A misdemeanor, you must be found guilty of threatening or causing bodily harm to someone. The penalties for that can include up to nearly 12 months in jail and a $15,000 fine. 

  • Class B Misdemeanor – If you are found guilty of committing an act that is provocative or offensive, you could be facing up to six months in jail and a fine as high as $500 - $700. 

  • Class C Felony – Intentionally causing bodily harm to someone is a Class C felony in Tennessee. The sentence for this crime can include three to 15 years in prison $10,000 fine. 

  • Class D Felony – A Class D felony is when you recklessly cause someone physical harm. The penalties for this include two to 12 years in prison and a fine of $5,000. 

When facing severe punishments, you need a criminal defense attorney who will create a strategy you can depend on. Reach out to me in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and schedule your free consultation. 

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The mere accusation of domestic violence can create a lot of difficulties in your life. By reaching out to me at Daubenspeck Law Office, I will put my 18 years of experience to work for you and fight for the best outcome possible. If you are facing domestic violence charges in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Wilson County, or Williamson County, Tennessee, contact me today and schedule your free consultation.