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Domestic Violence Defense in Tennessee

Have you been accused of domestic violence in Tennessee? Domestic violence or "spousal battery" refers to physical violence against a spouse, partner, significant other, or any other family member. You can also be charged with domestic violence if you have threaten physical, mental or emotion violence against another person. Sometimes domestic violence charges are brought against someone due to a situation that escalated out of control, the person was intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, or even to gain an advantage in divorce or child custody proceedings.

Beware that any charge of domestic violence assault in Tennessee constitutes a serious crime of violence. As a former prosecutor, I am constantly utilizing my background to fight for the rights of my clients. I prosecuted numerous felony cases in the past and now use this insight to build powerful defense cases. As a former prosecutor and Nashville domestic violence lawyer, attorney Beasley can provide you with the strongest defense.

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Domestic Violence Penalties in Tennessee

Domestic violence charges and accusations in Nashville should be taken very seriously. The penalties will leave a mark on you criminal record and you will be labeled as a violent person for years to come. Depending on the circumstance of your arrest, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or felony charge. The firm also works with individuals and families who have to go through protective order hearings. These hearings are used primarily to look into the facts of the case to see if the protective order itself is warranted and necessary.

Domestic Violence Charges in Tennessee

  • Class A Misdemeanor - 11 months 29 days in Tennessee jail, and/or incur fines up to $2,500
  • Class D Felony - Prison time up to 12 years and/or fines up to $5,000
  • Class C Felony - Prison time up to 15 years and/or fines up to $10,000

Violation of a Protective Order in Tennessee

A violation of a protective order is classified as a Class A Misdemeanor under T.C.A. § 36-3-606. Examples of these offenses can include refusing to vacate the shared home; going to the petitioner's work, school, or residence; committing an act of domestic violence against the petitioner; contacting the petitioner; coming within a certain distance of the petitioner's vehicle, or destroying the petitioner's personal property.

Work with an Experienced Nashville Domestic Violence Attorney & Former Prosecutor

Although seeking out information on the internet is an important start to finding general information, absolutely no substitute exists for speaking directly with a Nashville domestic violence attorney to obtain advice based on your facts and circumstances. You may need to act quickly to preserve certain evidence and protect your rights. Protect your rights and your family by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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