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man being arrested for assaultIn every assault case, it is essential that you receive quality, experienced legal representation. Consulting with Nashville assault lawyer, Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC gives you access to me, an attorney dedicated to the preservation of your rights and to the pursuit of a positive outcome for you and your future.

Why Hire Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC?

  • Available 24/7
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  • Years of experience

After our initial consultation, I give you an honest assessment of your potential options and projected outcomes. I work to reach a quick resolution, so you can move forward with your life and leave the negative troubles in the past where they belong. You can rest assured knowing that you have an Nashville assault attorney on your side who can competently represent you.

If you are in need of an assault attorney in Nashville, reach out to my office today to request a free initial consultation. Call (615) 274-4009 now!

What is an Assault Charge in TN?

In Tennessee, assault charges can be broken down into two different categories: simple assault, and aggravated assault. The state of Tennessee defines simple assault as any time a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily harm to another person, or knowingly or intentionally puts another person in fear of bodily injury. Assault also includes intentionally or knowingly engaging in physical contact with another person that could be considered offensive or provocative (Tennessee Code § 39-13-101).

Aggravated assault generally includes more violence than general assault. According to Tennessee Code § 39-13-102, aggravated assault involves intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly committing assault (as described above) which results in serious bodily injury or death, or involves the use or display of a deadly weapon or the use of strangulation or attempted strangulation.

What Constitutes Assault?

You can be accused of assault whether or not a physical action was actually taken. A simple verbal threat of physical violence can sometimes be enough for a conviction. My priority, as a criminal assault lawyer, is to build you a formidable case that can help you find a favorable resolution to the charges you are facing.

Assault cases can include:

  • Domestic violence - Acts of violence against a spouse or domestic partner can be considered assault or aggravated assault.
  • Battery - While assault can sometimes refer to merely threatening to do bodily harm to someone, battery refers to the actual act of harming someone or causing them bodily injury.
  • Verbal threats - If you make verbal threats or threats via social media you may be charged with assault for causing the other individual to fear for their own safety.
  • Vehicular assault or homicide - If you operate a vehicle in a manner that either intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly endangers or causes bodily injury or death to someone else you can be charged with vehicular assault or vehicular homicide.
  • Sexual assault - Sexual assault can include many different forms of non-consensual sexual conduct, from sexual battery to rape.
  • Assault with a weapon - Assault with a firearm or other weapon, whether it is used or not, immediately elevates the assault charges to aggravated assault charges.

Is Assault a Felony in Tennessee?

While general assault is typically considered a misdemeanor, any form of aggravated assault is considered a felony in Tennessee:

  • Intentional Aggravated Assault - Is considered a Class C felony, and is punishable by 3-15 years in prison.
  • Reckless Aggravated Assault - Is considered a Class D felony, and is punishable by 2-12 years in prison.

Know and Understand the Charges You Face

My job as your assault attorney is to keep you informed and knowledgeable about not only the charges you face, but about the process of your case and the potential consequences. Furthermore, I dedicate my time to developing a defense that thoroughly investigates all facets of the story, gathering information about evidence collected and interviewing witnesses to make sure that your whole story is appropriately told.

The key to your defense is building a knowledgeable, thorough case that strongly and adequately represents you. With my proven track record of success as an assault lawyer in Nashville, you can rest confidently in my legal aid.

Need to hire an assault defense lawyer? Contact my office today for your free initial consultation.

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