Murfreesboro Assault Attorney
CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN TN?
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.
If you are facing charges for assault, make sure your rights are protected – contact Attorney Crain today!
AN OVERVIEW OF TENNESSEE ASSAULT CHARGES
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:
- Intentionally, recklessly, or knowingly cause someone else to suffer bodily injury
- Cause someone else to suffer reasonable fear of injury
- 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 reckless 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.
CALL (615) 200-9409 TO RETAIN A TOP-NOTCH DEFENSEWith stakes so high, it is imperative that you retain the services of a powerful Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your freedom. Mr. Crain understands the gravity of your situation and is equipped with the knowledge and passion to give you the edge you need in the courtroom. Ensuring a client's well-being is the top priority and Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law is prepared to make every effort to seek a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Arrested for simple or aggravated assault in Tennessee? To get started on your defense, request a consultation today!
Cutting – Edge Advocacy
As a private attorney, Joshua has approached his cases with the same energy and drive that made him a successful prosecutor. His Tough defenses and aggressive approach have earned him a reputation in the community.
Not Your Average Attorney
Joshua T. Crain is down to earth attorney that relates to the struggle of his clients. He understands what it is like to invest in something and views his clients as a person that he really wants to help.
Over a Decade of Trial Experience
With over a decade of trial experience, Joshua T. Crain has the knowledge to know when to be aggressive and when to back off. This knowledge has resulted in several favorable outcomes.
Does Not Pass Judgement
Joshua T. Crain does not pass judgments on his clients. He knows that one mistake does not define a person. He sees his clients for who they are and not the mistake that they made.