Assault and battery are two crimes of a violent nature that are often charged together. Assault is the act of making a threat to hurt or kill another and having the ability to carry out that threat. The battery is the actual physical act of causing harm to another person.
These crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances. The amount of injury caused to the alleged victim is one of the main factors considered when charges are filed. It is vital that you speak with a Franklin assault and battery attorney from Dana McLendon Law as quickly as possible after your arrest.
If you've been arrested and charged with assault or battery, contact us today to start your defense.
If you have been arrested, it is very likely that law enforcement officials will bombard you with questions and pressure you to confess. They may not wait until you have your representation present, which is why it is essential that you stay silent. Our Franklin assault and battery lawyer can help ensure your rights are not violated. We use proven methods to explore possible defense strategies on your behalf.
The penalties for assault in Tennessee are largely determined by the circumstances surrounding the case, such as if bodily injury was involved or not.
Possible penalties for Class A misdemeanor assault include:
Possible penalties for Class B misdemeanor assault include:
Our firm has more than 25 years of legal experience representing criminal charges, including assault and battery. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to evaluate the evidence and case against you, working to obtain a favorable resolution. Our goal is to reach a total dismissal or reduction of charges in order to lessen the penalties you will receive.
Facing assault and battery charges? Contact Dana of Dana McLendon Law at (615) 645-1335 today to set up a free case consultation.