Assault Charges

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Knoxville Criminal Defense Lawyer For Assault Charges

Being criminally charged with Assault, or one of the offenses related to Assault can have severe consequences and long term impact on your life. The type of Assault you are being charged with depends upon the facts of each individual case. Of course, the more serious the alleged actions of the accused are, the more severe the charge:

  • Aggravated assault – If you have been charged with Aggravated Assault, you are facing serious punishment. Being charged with Aggravated Assault means that the State of Tennessee is accusing you of either seriously injuring someone or putting them in fear for serious injury or death. Punishments can be up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
  • Domestic assault – This type of Assault involves someone with whom the accused has a very close relationship, such as a spouse or other close family member…even a girlfriend or boyfriend can be counted as a victim in this type of Assault allegation. Even though this type of Assault is a misdemeanor, there is a mandate that, if convicted, a person will lose their right to own a firearm. Many times, these types of Assault charges also have an accompanying Order of Protection issued by another Court in the same jurisdiction. These are Civil matters, but can impact the outcome of any Criminal charges for Domestic Assault – DON’T DELAY IN
    Contact Kelly Tanner immediately if you are charged with any of the Assault related offenses above. Time is of the essence in preparing your defense.