Murfreesboro Tennessee Domestic Violence Lawyers
Dedicated team works tirelessly to protect your rights
In Tennessee, over 74,000 domestic violence crimes were reported to Tennessee law enforcement in 2014. Domestic violence is a serious crime and if you are facing a domestic violence conviction, you are facing serious consequences. Punishment may include imprisonment, heavy fines, mandatory participation in rehabilitative programs, loss of the right to own a firearm, and probation. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence or domestic assault, having experienced legal counsel by your side is critical. The dedicated team of Tennessee domestic violence attorneys at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law in Murfreesboro bring more than 40 years of combined experience to your legal matter. We protect your rights and your best interests.
What is domestic violence?
The United States Department of Justice defines domestic violence as “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.”
In domestic violence cases, this behavior may be exhibited toward any of the following individuals:
- Current spouses
- Former spouses
- Dating partners
- Sexual partners
- Current or former relatives by marriage
- Blood relatives
- Adopted relatives
- Adult or minor children of any of the above
Domestic violence charges in Tennessee
If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence, you may be facing charges including:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Domestic assault
- Child abuse
- Sexual battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
In Tennessee, the penalties for domestic violence are the same as for regular assault, but further include losing the right to possess firearms if you have been convicted of domestic assault or if someone has obtained an order of protection against you.
Contact our Murfreesboro domestic violence defense lawyers today for a free consultation
Domestic violence is emotional and it raises credibility issues with regards to the alleged episodes of domestic violence. Trying to navigate the complexities of Tennessee domestic violence law on your own can be overwhelming and stressful. The skilled domestic violence attorneys at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law in Murfreesboro are here to help. We bring understanding and personal attention to each case. Contact our office today at 615-890-1982 or contact us online to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation. Don’t leave your future to chance.