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Even a simple assault charge is not so simple when it threatens your freedom and your future. If you or a loved one is facing a charge of simple assault, aggravated assault, or domestic assault, it is important to understand your rights and what these charges mean. The experienced assault attorneys at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law in Murfreesboro aggressively protect your rights.
What is an assault charge?
A person charged with assault is alleged to have intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person; caused another person to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury; or caused physical contact with another person that can reasonably be regarded as provocative or extremely offensive.
A charge of aggravated assault stems from the presence or use of a deadly weapon, or may be attributed to the level of harm that was threatened by the individual charged.
Types of assault charges include:
- Assault and battery
- Simple and aggravated assault
- Domestic assault
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
Assault and battery crimes committed in self defense
Each assault case is unique and has its own set of facts and circumstances. As such, the defenses available in these cases are also varied. Self-defense is one of the most common defenses used in assault cases. To establish self-defense, the individual charged must generally demonstrate:
- The threat of unlawful harm or force
- Reasonable perceived fear of harm to themselves or others
- No provocation or harm conducted on their part
- No reasonable chance of escaping the situation
Legal counsel investigators typically explore the possibility of a threatening situation. This information is then presented in court to demonstrate that the individual charged with assault was merely doing what was necessary to protect themselves or others.
Knowledge and experience you can trust when fighting assault and battery charges
Facing a charge of assault is no simple matter. If you or a loved one is charged with assault, you face the very real possibility of losing your freedom and jeopardizing your future. The leading Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law have more than 20 years combined experience. We fight for your rights and your freedom. Protect your rights. Don’t leave your future to chance. Call our office today for a complimentary evaluation of your case at 615-692-1536 or online.