Tennessee Criminal Defense
Domestic Assaults You Deserve Trial-Tested and Award-Winning Advocacy 



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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As an experienced Murfreesboro domestic assault lawyer, Mr. Crain is fully aware that not every domestic assault case is exactly as it appears. These types of situations involve tense moments and heated exchanges and, while emotions are running high, claims that are partially true or outright false may be made. In addition to this, biases on the part of law enforcement officials may lead to innocent parties being arrested and charged prematurely. Find out how Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law can advocate for you.

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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


Joshua T. Crain is dedicated to extensively investigating every aspect of your case in order to find inconsistencies in witness statements, ulterior motives for the accusations, whether the accuser was the primary aggressor, and anything else that can strengthen your defense.

Call our Murfreesboro domestic assault attorney at (615) 200-9409 to start your defense!

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WHy Choose Joshua T. Crain?

  • 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. 

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