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A family-centered lawyer can help with domestic assault issues

Whether the accusations are completely false or grounded in reality, domestic assault allegations can have a long-lasting affect on your life and your personal relationships. Further, domestic assault is against the law in Tennessee, meaning a conviction will result in significant penalties.

If the alleged domestic assault results in bodily injury or a "reasonable fear of imminent bodily injury," it is a Class A misdemeanor. Penalties for this include a $2,500 dollar fine and up to nearly a year in jail.

A lesser Class B misdemeanor, which is defined as "offensive or provocative physical contact," can mean penalties of up to six months incarceration and a fine of $500. From there, the consequences can expand causing you to lose your gun rights as well as your reputation.

We have found that many Tennessee families struggling with domestic violence or allegations of domestic assault experience these issues because of hardships within the family. Whether it is financial struggles, job loss or substance addiction, these issues can cause even the strongest relationships to degrade. In some cases, outright false allegations accompanied by restrictive protection orders can even occur.

Families need help and support during trying and stressful times. Often, when a family-centered approach to finding a solution is chosen, relationships may even be mended. We are not saying that an attorney can cure relationships in distress. However, working with a lawyer can result in solutions that help all parties.

Each domestic assault case is as unique as the people it involves. At the very least, consider learning how a criminal defense lawyer might help you avoid a conviction. Our website offers a wealth of information for defendants accused of domestic assault in Tennessee.

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