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A domestic assault arrest can have life-long implications. It is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side who can evaluate every aspect of your case. Sometimes, law enforcement officials make mistakes. Our goal is to find and expose those mistakes.

If your rights have been violated during an arrest, or the allegations against you have been exaggerated or are simply untrue, the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham can help. Our Jackson domestic violence lawyer can gather the evidence needed to expose how you have been wronged.

Rely on our aggressive criminal defense attorney to go to battle for you. Dial (731) 207-4488 now or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Domestic Assault Penalties in Tennessee

The phrase domestic violence is used in many states to categorize abuse cases where the suspect and the victim are related. This includes current or former family members or romantic partners.

In Tennessee, the crime of domestic violence is referred to as domestic assault. There are two categories of assault: simple assault and aggravated assault.

Simple assault consists of causing bodily injury to someone, causing a person to fear bodily injury, or causing physical contact that is viewed as provocative or offensive. Assault becomes “aggravated” if the crime is committed using or displaying a deadly weapon, through strangulation, or while under an order or probation agreement forbidding such actions.

Domestic assault is charged and penalized in four main ways, including:

  • Class A misdemeanor (simple assault) – up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500
  • Class B misdemeanor (simple assault) – a maximum jail sentence of 6 months and/or a fine of up to $500
  • Class C felony (aggravated assault) – 3 to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class D felony (aggravated assault) – a jail sentence from 2 to 12 years and a fine of up to $5,000

The above penalties are subject to increase with subsequent offenses. Additional consequences for a domestic violence conviction include a permanent criminal record, loss of the right to vote, and difficulty finding employment or applying for housing.

Let the Battle Begin

If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is time to obtain quality representation. Our Jackson domestic violence attorney is equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to go to battle to protect your rights and freedom.

Contact the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham today at (731) 207-4488 to put our years of experience to work for you.

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